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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 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