PEMBROKE, Bermuda, June 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Allied World Assurance Company Holdings, Ltd (NYSE: AWH) today announced that John Gauthier, Senior Vice President and Chief Investment Officer, will participate in a panel at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) Insurance Project Workshop in Cambridge, Massachusetts on June 10, 2009. The lunch-time panel will discuss asset allocation and other financial policies of insurers and reinsurers.
Mr. Gauthier has been Senior Vice President and Chief Investment Officer of Newmarket Administrative Services, Inc., a subsidiary of Allied World, since October 2008 and oversees the management of Allied World's investment portfolio. Previous to joining the company, Mr. Gauthier was Global Head of Insurance Fixed Income Portfolio Management at Goldman Sachs Asset Management from February 2005 to September 2008. Prior to that position, from 1997 to January 2005 he was Managing Director and Portfolio Manager at Conning Asset Management where he oversaw investment strategy for all property and casualty insurance company clients. Mr. Gauthier also served as Vice President at General Reinsurance/New England Asset Management, and as a Portfolio Manager at General Reinsurance.
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About Allied World Assurance Company
Allied World Assurance Company Holdings, Ltd, through its subsidiaries, is a global provider of innovative property, casualty and specialty insurance and reinsurance solutions, offering superior client service through offices in Bermuda, the United States, Europe and Hong Kong. Our insurance and reinsurance subsidiaries are rated A (Excellent) by A.M. Best Company. For further information on Allied World, please visit our website at www.awac.com.
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