The unpredictable nature of life is an exciting challenge for us. Our goal is to make companies, products and processes secure and more predictable. Our priority here is to focus on individual situations, internal circumstances and current market developments. Our solutions are crystal clear and transparent, our people are dynamic and very reliable.

Azenes is a boutique firm for actuarial consulting in the lines of property, health and accident insurance, and reinsurance. We combine in-depth mathematical expertise and rigorous procedures with know-how and creative thinking. This enables us to develop far-sighted and practical solutions for our clientele.

We analyse risks and present them as mathematical models. We investigate processes and identify interconnections. We review actuarial details but at the same time keep an eye on the big picture. We offer opinions and produce actuarial reports.

Azenes GmbH was founded in 2011 in Zug. It is a subsidiary of Siolag Holding AG and a sister company of Volada AG.

René DahmsQualified actuary (SAV/DAV)

After studying mathematics at the University of Potsdam and ETH Zurich, completed a PhD in mathematics at the Technical University of Berlin. Fully qualified actuary (SAV/DAV) since 2005; since 2008 member of the Committee for Accounting Standards of the SAV; since 2011 Assistant Editor for the European Actuarial Journal. Lecturer for stochastic reserving at ETH Zurich.

René Dahms has many years of experience as an «Actuary Responsible» and is also involved in training projects for youngsters at TTC-Basel.

+41 41 202 16 48
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Roger MeliActuary, SAV member

After spending almost a decade at ETH Zurich, Roger is now completing a certificate of advanced studies (CAS) in financial market law at the University of Zurich.

In-depth experience in a variety of actuarial and risk management areas: 2000 – 2004 pricing and reserving actuary with Zurich Insurance Group in Switzerland, Continental Europe and North America. 2005 – 2008 reserve reviews, solvency modelling, M&A and auditing at Ernst & Young Zurich and London. 2009 – 2016 deputy head of «Quantitative Risk Management» with Finma, the Swiss financial market regulator. 2016 – 2018 expert for SST, Solvency II and Regulation as Head of Risk and Capital Management with Deloitte Schweiz.

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Lena SchütteActuary

After graduating from the University of Zurich with a bachelor's degree in mathematics in 2013, Master’s in Actuarial Science from the University of Basel (2017) and prospective SAV actuary. Professional experience includes an internship at Basler Versicherungen in Motor Vehicle Product Management, as well as a position as Junior Actuary in individual life insurance with Swiss Life.

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Adrian von Escher

Bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Basel (2017). Currently studying for a Master's degree in Actuarial Science at the University of Basel.

Professional experience in the Actuarial Individual Life department at Helvetia for testing IT programs in the area of computer product management.


Our principles

We are acutely aware of our responsibility towards our customers. Security, reliability and trust are the principles upon which our business is founded. They are the guiding star for our daily work and the way we conduct ourselves.



In the case of mandates, we speak to our clients in a transparent and open manner.


Is guaranteed. References are available on request and after consultation with the respective customers.

Specialist knowledge

Continuous professional development in Switzerland and abroad, coupled with a broad network, guarantee our knowledge is up to date.


Azenes offers its customers a deputation concept free of charge.

Quality assurance

After consultation with our customers we offer free, external quality assurance.


Azenes servers are located in one of Switzerland’s most secure data centres in Glattbrugg near Zurich. Our backups are stored in the Saint-Gotthard Massif.


In worst-case scenarios, Azenes is insured in particular against financial losses. We are always glad to discuss individual aspects with you in person.


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Corporate structure


Siolag Holding AG – Consulting and software for insurance companies under one roof.

Siolag is derived from the name of the French mathematician Evariste Galois.

Azenes GmbH – Boutique for actuarial consulting.

Azenes is derived from the name of the Roman philosopher Lucius Annaeus Seneca.

Volada AG – Actuarial software solutions and services.

Volada is derived from the name of the British mathematician Ada Lovelace.