Interview: Zurich's Cecilia Reyes on going from CIO to CRO

Risk teams urged not to "obsess over downside" at Swiss insurer

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Time spent as CIO gives Cecilia Reyes a balanced view of risk and reward

Making the move from chief investment officer (CIO) to chief risk officer (CRO) is fairly rare. Traditionally the role of the CIO has been to search for yield, seeking out investments that generate value for the business. On the other side, the CRO has reined in excessive risk-taking and cautiously overseen the deployment of capital. But that might now be an outdated view of the two roles, at least for the most sophisticated insurers.

Cecilia Reyes' move from CIO to CRO at Zurich in April proves