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Armonk, NY, US

Group Economic Research and Strategy - Intern/Contract Role


About Swiss Re

Swiss Re is one of the world’s leading providers of reinsurance, insurance and other forms of insurance-based risk transfer, working to make the world more resilient. We anticipate and manage a wide variety of risks, from natural catastrophes and climate change to cybercrime.

At Swiss Re we combine experience with creative thinking and cutting-edge expertise to create new opportunities and solutions for our clients. This is possible thanks to the collaboration of our 15,000 employees across the world.

We offer a flexible working environment where curious and adaptable people thrive. Are you interested in joining us?


The internship is based in New York and will last about six months. The start date would ideally be as soon as possible.


About the role

This role within the Group Economic Research and Strategy is a unique opportunity for you to work on hands-on projects with tangible business impact. Together with a high-caliber and motivated team, you will be a key contributor to dedicated projects on climate change and inequality, shaping key pieces of Swiss Re's thought leadership. You should expect a dynamic environment and be able to demonstrate flexibility, adaptability and autonomy in daily work.

Key tasks and responsibilities for this very exciting position include:

  • Contribute, drive and shape the research on economic resilience in a dedicated project
  • Theoretical and empirical analysis of what sustainable economic growth, resilient financial markets and fiscal and monetary policies etc look like
  • Sizing of protection gaps in the insurance sector and finding solutions to close them.
  • Frequent interaction with renowned professors from a prestigious university for a joint research project
  • Craft a report and presentation around the findings and communicate these to project partners

About the team

Group Economic Research and Strategy (GERS) is part of the Swiss Re Institute and is responsible for analyzing and forecasting the global macroeconomic and insurance market environment. GERS holds a crucial role in steering Swiss Re's capital allocation for both sides of the balance sheet. The team also drives thought leadership on topics of strategic importance for the Group and helps shaping the policy dialogue and outcome. GERS is responsible for Swiss Re's flagship sigma publication series.

GERS is highly visible and interacts with a wide variety of key partners and decision makers across the organization and externally. We are a global team located in Zurich, New York, Hong Kong and Beijing and collaborate closely with all of Swiss Re's re/insurance business units and Group functions.

Swiss Re embraces diversity and equal opportunity. We are comg to building an inclusive team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We further collaborate in a flexible working environment, providing all of our employees with a compelling degree of autonomy to decide how, when and where we work most effectively.

About you

  • Successfully completed university degree or equivalent in Economics, Finance or Econometrics. A Master's degree and theoretical or practical experience in re/insurance is a plus.
  • Strong analytical skills and can focus on details without losing track of the bigger picture
  • Experience in empirical economic analysis is an advantage
  • Strong interest in/motivation to learn about insurance/reinsurance.
  • Good programming skills in a major statistical software (eg R, Stata, Matlab, Python, EViews)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English
  • Ability to break down and communicate complex concepts in an easy and digestible way verbally and in writing.
  • Self-motivated & open-minded: you thrive in an environment where you have room to identify the next step on your own, asking for help proactively
  • Agile, open-minded and curious personality with ability to work under tight timelines.

Reference Code: 93268 


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Nearest Secondary Market: New York City

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