Director – Responsible Investment
Zurich Insurance Group
Danielle Brassel is Director – Responsible Investment at Zurich Insurance Group, where she is responsible for setting, implementing and monitoring the responsible investment strategy for Zurich’s global investment portfolio. From her 16-year career in the financial industry, Danielle brings a variety of experiences to the sector. Before joining Zurich’s Responsible Investment team, Danielle was working for responsAbility, a Zurich-based impact investing asset manager with a focus on micro-finance, where she was responsible for developing a measurement and reporting framework for the company’s social impact.
Danielle started her responsible investment journey at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), where she was providing debt and equity financing for the agribusiness sector according to the bank’s development finance mission. An expertise, she later brought to HSBC and a Swiss-based family office. She started her career as an M&A analyst for Credit Suisse in London.
Danielle is a Swiss citizen and holds a master’s degree in Banking and Finance from the University of St. Gallen.