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Horizon21 and Swiss Re form a strategic alliance in alternative investments: Swiss Re buys a 20 percent stake in Horizon21 Alternative Investments

    Pfäffikon (ots) - Horizon21 Alternative Investments, a specialist in the field of alternative investments, and Swiss Re, a world-leading reinsurance company, form a strategic alliance. They will collaborate in various strategic initiatives around alternative investment topics.

    Swiss Re buys a 20 percent stake in the business unit Horizon21 Alternative Investments of Horizon21. Both parties allocate substantial resources, assets and know-how.

    The collaboration will address mega trends such as commodities, energy and natural resources. Substantial emphasis will also be put on the development of investment strategies around insurance linked products and insurance securitization topics.

    About us

    Horizon21 Alternative Investments

    Horizon21 Alternative Investments is a business unit of the investment management boutique Horizon21. Horizon21 Alternative Investments is focused on developing and managing skill-based investment strategies with an emphasis on insurances, banks and pension funds. The range of activities includes areas such as new alternatives, commodities, insurance linked products and structured products as well as other innovative strategies within the area of alternative investments.

    Horizon21

    Horizon21 is an integrated investment management boutique based in Pfaeffikon SZ, Switzerland and was founded in 2004. Horizon21 focuses through the business unit Wealth Management on sophisticated private investors. Its other business units Alternative Investments, Active Alpha und Private Equity form a worldwide network of specialized financial companies within the area of alternative investments. Horizon21 employs around 40 people in the locations in Pfaeffikon SZ, Zurich, London and the Cayman Islands.

    Swiss Re

    Swiss Re is one of the world's leading reinsurers and the world's largest life and health reinsurer. The company operates through more than 70 offices in over 30 countries. Swiss Re has been in the reinsurance business since its foundation in Zurich, Switzerland, in 1863. Swiss Re offers a wide variety of products to manage capital and risk. Traditional reinsurance products, including a broad range of property and casualty as well as life and health covers and related services, are complemented by insurance-based corporate finance solutions and supplementary services for comprehensive risk management. Swiss Re is rated "AA" by Standard & Poor's, "Aa2" by Moody's and "A+" by A.M. Best.

Contact at Horizon21: Andreas Ritzi, Managing Director Horizon21 Alternative Investments, Phone +41/55/415'24'31

Urs Wieser, Head of Marketing & Communication Phone +41/55/415'20'44

Contact at Swiss Re: Stefan Senn, Head Investor Relations Swiss Re Phone +41/43/285'44'44

Henner Alms, Head Media Relations Swiss Re Phone +41/43/285'71'71



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