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When Swiss Re announced it was to buy up GE Insurance Solutions (GEIS), including Employers Reinsurance Corp, for $6.8bn, many wondered how the two companies would be able to merge operations.Michel M Lies, one of Swiss Re's top executives, told Reinsurance at this year's Monte Carlo that the company has been a good fit as it has opened up new markets and given GE's reinsurance business a good home. But for the moment, he wants convergence and he wants it now.The convergence imperativeMr Lie