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Armonk, NY, US

Business Analyst, AVP


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 more than 13,000 employees across the world.

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


About the role


We are looking for a motivated business analyst with strong problem-solving skills and re/insurance experience, to assist in driving key projects and processes related to capital allocation across underwriting portfolios. The role entails scoping and leading analysis, communicating results to stakeholders, and building relationships across teams. You will work on a wide variety of projects cutting across Swiss Re business units and lines of business, including Property & Specialty, Casualty and Life & Health re/insurance.

In this role, you will:

  • Take a quantified forward-looking view on the market and perform analyses on internal and external data to make robust capital allocation decisions
  • Collaborate with colleagues within the team or in other parts of Swiss Re to perform deep-dive research either within a specific portfolio or tackling more conceptual questions 
  • Create materials for communicating key findings to senior stakeholders throughout the company
  • Support developing capabilities needed for successful portfolio leadership across the company


To deliver on these tasks you will need to maintain a wide (mostly internal, but also external) network, have strong interpersonal and problem-solving skills, be creative in performing quantitative analyses, identifying data sources and securing necessary information.

About the team


We are a highly collaborative global team of 10 members hosted in Group Portfolio Underwriting, a department mandated to steer the Swiss Re Group Underwriting Portfolio by smartly allocating capital to underwriting risk pools.

About you



  • Under/Graduate degree or equivalent work experience
  • Re-insurance industry know-how and specific line of business experience is a requirement
  • Quantitative and analytical background
  • Strong problem solving skills and made tangible contributions to complex projects
  • Proactive, consultative and problem-solving behavior with the ability to create and propose solutions
  • Experience in consulting role preferred
  • Expertise in modelling and advanced data analysis, as well as related software tools, is appreciated
  • Demonstrated proficiency in research, knack for identifying, sourcing and handling data


Interpersonal skills

  • Great 'team player' who can proactively build relationships across teams
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills including strong presentation skills; ability to write professional documents in a clear, concise manner.


Working style

  • Open and curious, quick minded, creative
  • Excited to engage in active, productive debate – and unafraid to challenge ideas no matter who they come from
  • Pragmatic, results driven, methodical, well-organized
  • Externally oriented, pro-actively reflecting market developments
  • Strong team player with a high degree of personal accountability
  • Languages: proficient in English (written and spoken)


Swiss Re is an equal opportunity employer. It is our practice to recruit, hire and promote without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, pregnancy, sexual orientations, marital status, military status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Decisions on employment are solely based on an individual's qualifications for the position being filled.

During the recruitment process, reasonable accommodations for disabilities are available upon request. If contacted for an interview, please inform the Recruiter/HR Professional of the accommodation needed.


Reference Code: 100859 


Nearest Major Market: White Plains
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City

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