Axel James is Director, Business Development, EMEA, for Global Financial Solutions (GFS). Primarily targeting saving and retirement products, he focuses on capital-motivated and asset-intensive reinsurance, and longevity swap. He is based in Paris and is responsible for the France, Belgium, and Luxembourg markets.
Axel has experience across financial sectors. He spent 10 years as an actuarial consultant for insurance companies on asset, liability, and risk management issues. He also worked for 10 years as a financial engineer in Société Générale corporate and investment banking, structuring interest rate derivatives and fund derivatives for institutional investors.
Axel has two Master’s degrees – one in market finance and one in banking and finance – from Sorbonne University. He also received a Master's degree in actuarial science from CNAM University and is a qualified member of the French Institute of Actuaries.