Charles is Chief Investment Officer of Armour. He has significant experience executing capital markets transactions and investing in the insurance industry. Prior to joining Armour Charles spent most of his career investing in private equity in the insurance industry. He was Head of Direct Private Equity Europe at Swiss Reinsurance Company, where he oversaw a direct private equity portfolio of European financial services investments and was a member of the Alternative Investment Committee. Charles also was a Director at Aon Capital Markets, a Vice President at MMC Capital (currently Stone Point Capital) and an Executive Vice President of Danish Re Syndicates Ltd. Charles holds a BS in Commerce from the University of Virginia, McIntire School of Commerce, and is a CFA Charter holder.