As Group Chief Economist for Swiss Re, Jérôme is responsible for the economic and insurance market research. The economic research functions include the macro and interest rate forecasts and associated consulting services for the Group. He is also the Managing Editor of Sigma.
Within the Swiss Re Institute and for the Group, he also steers the scenario analysis and group plan projections while leading efforts on contributing to a sound global financial market architecture. He is particularly active in external committees and roundtable discussions with policymakers in strengthening the positive dual role of the insurance sector as a long-term investor and risk absorber. He is particularly active on the infrastructure and long-term investment front.
Jérôme is co-chairing the World Bank’s Global Infrastructure Facility over the 2019/20 period. At the Institute of International Finance (IIF), he is a member of the Council of Asset and Investment Management (CAIM), the Principles Consultative Group and Market Monitoring Committees. At the World Economic Forum, he is a member of the Global Future Council on New Economic Frontiers (previously member of Long-Term Investing Council) and chairs the efforts of the infrastructure working group at the European Financial Services Roundtable (EFR). He is also in the editorial board for the Geneva Association’s Papers on Risk and Insurance.
Previously and at Swiss Re, Jérôme was Head of Investment Strategy at Group Asset Management for nearly ten years. Prior to joining Swiss Re, he was appointed by the Swiss National Bank’s Governing Board as the Diplomatic Advisor for Switzerland and their Temporary Alternate Executive Director at the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund in Washington DC, and was a Senior Economist at the Swiss National Bank, UBS Warburg and Bank Julius Baer.
Jérôme holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Basel, an MSc in Economics from the London School of Economics and was a Visiting Fellow at Harvard University’s Economic Department.