The activities of Gestassur SA are managed by Philip Waser and Simon Vuille.


Philip Waser

After stints in a Brussels-based law firm and a Swiss bank, Philip joined Chubb Insurance Company of Europe SE in Zürich where he spent 10 years as an underwriter. At Chubb, Philip enhanced his experience in the field of specialty insurance thanks to numerous assignments throughout Europe and the United States. He was ultimately appointed to the position of Head of Financial Institutions for Switzerland, which he left to join Gestassur in 2012.

Philip is a graduate of the Master in Law program of the University of Basel. He has also qualified as an ARM (Associate in Risk Management) of the American Institute for Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters, AICPCU.

Philip is Chairman of Gestassur SA and heads the Zürich office.


Simon Vuille

Simon started his career at Credit Suisse in Zurich, before joining Man Investments. There, he became a hedge fund analyst and subsequently a portfolio manager responsible for institutional investors’ hedge fund portfolios. He then joined a single family office to develop alternative and fixed income investments. In 2015, Simon joined Lombard Odier to create and manage funds focused on Insurance Linked Securities. Before joining Gestassur, Simon was a Director and a product specialist for alternative investments within Credit Suisse’s private bank.

Simon is educated in law (Master of Laws, University of Zurich and Lausanne) and finance (Licence in Economics, Master in Banking and Finance, University of Lausanne), and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.

Simon is a Senior Associate and primarily responsible for Gestassur's French-speaking clientele.