He brings added experience and knowledge of the unique investment challenges faced by insurers, when nearly all insurance companies are struggling with one of the most challenging and unique periods in the history of the financial markets.
Bellingham, WA (PRWEB) February 4, 2009
John Davidson, CFA, former President and CEO of Partner Re Asset Management has joined Strategic Asset Alliance, the insurance investment specialist, as Managing Director.
"We are proud and honored to have John join our firm as one of its four principals, all former Chief Investment Officers, of insurance companies," noted Alton Cogert, President and CEO, Strategic Asset Alliance. "He brings added experience and knowledge of the unique investment challenges faced by insurers, when nearly all insurance companies are struggling with one of the most challenging and unique periods in the history of the financial markets."
Mr. Davidson was Chief Investment Officer and Director of Partner Re US. He hired the staff, built the trading floor and created the infrastructure to manage a $12+ billion portfolio of fixed income and equity assets from the company's office in Greenwich CT. He generated a successful investment track record, while avoiding sub-prime mortgages and CDO's. John is also author of the weekly Economic Commentary, which is distributed globally to insurance and investment professionals.
He brings over 30 years of investment experience. Prior to joining PartnerRe Asset Management Corporation, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer for two other investment management companies and has held various investment management positions with different companies throughout the years including Chief Investment Officer, Chief Economist, Head of Fixed Income, and Portfolio Manager.
Mr. Davidson is well known as a TV commentator and conference speaking, having appeared frequently on CNBC, CNNfn, Bloomberg TV and Yahoo FinanceVision, as well as appearing as a special guest of Wall $treet Week with Louis Rukeyser. Reuters, Bloomberg and other business press services often quote his views on the market.
About Strategic Asset Alliance
Strategic Asset Alliance (http://www.saai.com) is the only investment consulting firm that exclusively serves the insurance industry, with principals who are all former insurer chief investment officers. SAA provides services which are focused on improving the investment process, including: investment policy review, strategic asset allocation analysis; risk management; customized benchmarking; peer group analysis; search, evaluation, selection and monitoring of asset managers; portfolio monitoring; and performance measurement.