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Damian Sailer

Damian Sailer joined CFM in June 2021 as a Managing Partner. Prior to joining CFM, he led the successful built-up and development of the deal advisory insurance practice at KPMG Switzerland, where he provided M&A and corporate finance advice to local and international insurance companies. Before he supported the strategic repositioning and transformation of the Swiss insurer Nationale Suisse (today part of Helvetia Group) as Head M&A and CFO of its German subsidiary. Damian started his career at Credit Suisse Group, where he advised financial institutions as an investment banking advisor in London and led M&A and corporate development projects as project manager in Zurich.

Damian has over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry. His focus and his passion is in the insurance industry, where he gained deep insight and understanding in the P&C, life, health and reinsurance sector as project manager, advisor and insurance executive. Damian has a proven track record throughout the M&A lifecycle (buy-/sell-side): strategic assessment, selection of targets / buyers universe, valuation, due diligence, negotiations and integration. In addition, he gained in-depth business restructuring, transformation and integration experience serving as CFO at Nationale Suisse Germany.

Damian is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and holds a Master of Business Administration / Finance (Lic. oec. publ.) of the University of Zurich. He speaks German and English.

Managing Partner
+41 58 748 48 44
«Life insurance companies are suffering from the low interest rate environment. They have stopped writing new business in the field of traditional guarantee products. The existing back books represent a burden on their balance sheets. Despite this, life insurers have so far preferred to run-off their back-books on their own balance sheets. Would there be customer-friendly alternatives that allow for capital release at the same time?»
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