Astrid Jaekel is a Partner in our Insurance and Asset Management practice, based in Zurich. Astrid works with insurers across Europe (and beyond) in the areas of risk, finance, balance sheet and capital management, ALM and investments.
Her work ranges from optimizing individual elements of an insurer’s business model such as its asset allocation or risk appetite to redesigning and transforming entire functions such as the Risk or Investment function. Astrid also co-leads our European Insurance Financial Effectiveness team.
Insurance is all about solving complex financial problems in order to make individual livelihoods more resilient. In fact, insurers offered complex options and guarantees decades if not centuries before Black and Scholes specified the option pricing formula to value such products. I thoroughly enjoy supporting my insurance clients in managing their profitability, risk, balance sheet and capital using the full range of tools and management practices available today.
Astrid began her career with Oliver Wyman in the London office upon completion of a Ph.D. in financial economics, and then transferred to the Frankfurt and subsequently to our Zurich office. Besides her client and insurance-related work, Astrid (co-)authored several of our Women in Financial Services reports.
Outside of work, Astrid likes to make use of the many outdoor activities Switzerland has to offer with her family.