Amy Kessler is a senior vice president and head of Longevity Reinsurance within Prudential Retirement's Pension Risk Transfer business. In 2011, Amy led Prudential's successful launch of this product with a transaction to reinsure the pension longevity risk of Rothesay Life, Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Goldman Sachs, providing risk cover to U.K. pension funds. Together with her team, Amy was awarded three additional significant reinsurance transactions in 2011, including a portion of the Rolls Royce transaction with Deutsche Bank and the Uniq transaction with Rothesay Life. In addition, Amy is a senior member of the team that completed the first pension buy-in in the United States in May of 2011 and that announced the agreements to transact with General Motors and Verizon earlier in 2012. Amy joined Prudential in the fall of 2009. Prior to joining Prudential, she served as a principal at Bear Stearns and as Global Head of Pension ALM at Swiss Re in the United Kingdom. With over 20 years of financial services experience, she possesses both capital markets expertise and in-depth insight into the innovative pension risk transfer transactions occurring in the U.K. and in the U.S.Amy holds a B.A. in Economics and an M.A. in International Economics and Finance from Brandeis University, where she is a member of the Board of Overseers of the International Business School and the 2013 recipient of the Dean's Medal
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