XL Group appoints investment chief

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XL Group appoints investment chief
Bermuda-based global carrier XL Group has appointed Andre Keller as the new executive who will take charge of the company’s investment strategy and portfolios.
Keller takes the role of chief investment officer (CIO) on January 1, replacing Benji Meuli who is set to retire at the end of 2016.
Keller is currently head of global asset positioning and a managing director. Based in New York, he will report to XL Group CFO Pete Porrino.
“Benji has been a valuable confidant to me,” Porrino said. “While we will certainly miss his astute advice and wish him all the best in his well-deserved retirement, we are pleased that Andre is willing and able to step into the CIO role.”
“We are confident that with his extensive experience, Andre will transition smoothly into the role and provide strategic investment insight and guidance to our leadership team,” Porrino added.
Keller has held various leadership roles at XL Catlin and other global financial institutions. At Catlin Group, he was head of the CIO office and deputy investment chief.
He also served as head of asset management and deputy CIO at Nationale Suisse in addition to the several senior asset management roles that he held at Swiss Re.
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