Shires Partnership Limited

Shirley Beglinger, BA, ACII; started at Credit Suisse in Zurich, before moving into private banking. She joined Swiss Re in 1988, working in insurance, reinsurance and financial institutions underwriting. Shirley spearheaded Swiss Re's efforts to gain recognition in the Basel 2 process and later worked at Aon where she had responsibility for business development with European financial institutions.

She has published various papers on insurance & reinsurance, and on accounting & regulation of insurance. She writes for a number of financial services publications and also works regularly as an expert witness in financial institutions insurance litigation.

Shirley is the Chairperson of NPA Insurance, part of the National Pharmacy Association

and chairs the UK Chapter of The British Swiss Chamber of Commerce.


Andreas Bachofner, qualified economist, MBA Financial Services & Insurance (2004). An entrepreneur with experience in family-owned company, banking, insurance and reinsurance during 19 years at Swiss Re (underwriting property & casualty business, product management casualty, client relationship management).

He works together with Advanced Capital Solutions, a specialist Intermediary and Management Consultancy.


Andreas is a Non-Executive Board member of Clavis Re, Switzerland, and a Trustee (Chairman) of the UK Charity "Children's Relief Bethlehem"

Shires Partnership was formed early 2006, focussing especially on

  • Risk management in insurance and reinsurance
  • Underwriting
  • Insurance consulting
  • Reinsurance consulting
  • Captives