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As Senior Vice President, Product Development, Global Financial Solutions (GFS), René Cotting leads a global team in the development of novel financial reinsurance solutions to help RGA clients respond to regulatory and market changes. The team also provides transaction structuring and pricing support. He is based in RGA’s Singapore office.
René is a seasoned finance professional with over 24 years of experience in reinsurance, investment banking, consulting, and research. He has successfully originated, structured and executed transactions in Asia, Australia, Europe, and North America. Prior to joining RGA in 2009, René was Executive Director, FI Solutions Group – Insurance for the Dutch state-owned bank ABN AMRO/RBS (Royal Bank of Scotland), serving as the head of its London desk and focusing on regulatory and economic capital optimization for both the life and non-life markets, and on life insurance product development. Before that, he was Vice President, Insurance & Weather Derivatives for ABN AMRO. René began his career with positions at Zurich Financial Services and Zurich Re.
René received his Diploma in chemistry and Doctor of Philosophy degrees from Zurich University. He also completed the International Executive Development Program at INSEAD, a graduate business school with campuses in France, Singapore, and Abu Dhabi.
Andy has been with RGA since 2011, serving in a range of marketing and business development roles for the Hong Kong, Singapore and Southeast Asia markets. Prior to joining RGA, Andy spent five years as an actuarial consultant with the Hong Kong office of Towers Watson (previously Tillinghast-Towers Perrin), where he provided actuarial support for the merger and acquisition needs of insurance company clients throughout Southeast Asia, as well as strategic support for their bancassurance needs. His areas of expertise include: economic valuation of life insurance and fund management companies, business planning, distribution value chain analysis, unit-linked product control, and financial reporting. Before Towers Watson, Andy was a Senior Actuarial Analyst with the Wealth Management division of Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA).
Andy received his Bachelor of Commerce (B.Comm.) degree and M.B.A. from Macquarie University, Australia, and is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries of Australia (FIAA). He is fluent in English, Cantonese and Mandarin.