Mastering Value

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In the summer of 2005, Daniel von Borries, the chief investment officer of Ergo, was given a heavy responsibility - the execution of the world's biggest ever swaption hedge. Faced with such an unfamiliar product with inevitable market impact given the EU^R12.5 billion size, some would have hesitated. But von Borries showed nerves of steel. "If you make a strategic decision, you should execute immediately. There is no reason to wait. And so we did it."

Von Borries' strong nerves are likely to come