A successful chief financial officer needs to be collegial, cooperative, highly visible and a strategic thinker who has the ability to view corporate risks holistically, according to Jonathan Reiss, CFO of Bermuda-based Hamilton Insurance Group. Executive SummaryHamilton Insurance Group CFO Jonathan Reiss knows the advantages of taking risks. Reviewing highlights of his career, he talks about the need for bravery to move forward to positions of greater authority. In this interview, he also describes the close ties he has with Hamilton’s chief risk officer and other members of the Hamilton team.
In addition to assessing underwriting portfolio and investment risks, Reiss said the job of the CFO should be a lot broader, examining the effects on the company of cyber attacks or changes in laws, regulations or taxes.
The CFO needs to examine any changes that could affect the company’s external environment and cause a rethink of its global footprint and in what jurisdictions it operates, he said in a recent interview with Carrier Management, when he discussed his profession and career.