The Swiss Life Group has appointed Matthias Aellig (38), formerly Chief Actuary Life of Zurich Switzerland, as its new Chief Risk Officer, with effect from the second quarter of 2010.

Thomas Buess, Chief Financial Officer of the Swiss Life Group: “We are delighted to announce that Matthias Aellig is joining Swiss Life. As a recognised expert, his specialist knowledge and wealth of experience in all areas of risk management will be a real asset to our Group.”

Matthias Aellig holds a doctorate in physics. His previous professional experience includes working as a consultant for McKinsey & Company, as Chief Actuary Life of Winterthur Group and, most recently, as Chief Actuary of Zurich Life Switzerland. In his new role, he will be responsible for risk management, compliance and actuarial services at the Swiss Life Group. He will report to the Group CFO.

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The Swiss Life Group is one of Europe's leading providers of life insurance and pension solutions. In Switzerland, France and Germany, the Group offers individuals and corporations comprehensive advice and a broad range of products through its own sales force as well as brokers and banks. Swiss Life provides international corporations with employee benefits solutions from a single source, and is one of the global leaders in structured life and pension products for international high net worth individuals.

The AWD Group has been part of the Swiss Life Group since 2008. Hanover-based AWD is one of the leading European financial services providers in the medium- and high-income client segments and offers its clients personal and holistic financial planning in ten countries.

Swiss Life Holding Ltd, registered in Zurich, was founded in 1857 as Schweizerische Rentenanstalt. The shares of Swiss Life Holding Ltd are listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (SLHN). The Swiss Life Group employs a staff of around 9000.