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Beijing, BJ, CN

Graduates@swissre program 2022: Investment Analyst, Beijing

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. We cover both Property & Casualty and Life & Health. Combining experience with creative thinking and cutting-edge expertise, we create new opportunities and solutions for our clients. This is possible thanks to the collaboration of more than 14,000 employees across the world.

Our success depends on our ability to build an inclusive culture encouraging fresh perspectives and innovative thinking. We embrace a workplace where everyone has equal opportunities to thrive and develop professionally regardless of their age, gender, race, ethnicity, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, skillset, thought or other characteristics. In our inclusive and flexible environment everyone can bring their authentic selves to work.



About the Programme

We are looking for graduates with strong interpersonal skills, who are eager to learn and broaden their knowledge and expertise. You have a Bachelor, Master or PhD degree, complemented with initial professional experience gained in internships – we invite you to apply to our graduates@swissre programme 2022.  The programme offers you the opportunity to join the dynamic, fast-moving world of a leading risk knowledge organisation. Over an 18-month period, you’ll receive on-and-off-the-job training, including a job rotation that provides the experience of working across different business units.


About the role

This is your opportunity to join one of the world's leading reinsurers and a team of motivated investment professionals within Swiss Re's Asset Management (AM) unit! Do you have a passion for financial markets and long-term, sustainable investing? Do you like financial market analysis supporting investment action? In this role, you will contribute to key investment initiatives, support processes and coordinate management information materials along our investment activity. You will join AM's Financial Markets Programme dedicated to highly motivated analysts, working closely with senior investment professionals and contributing to broader cross-department work. Your key accountabilities may include:

  • Market research and ad-hoc analysis related to the investment portfolio and its performance, asset classes or the investment outlook
  • Conduct monitoring activities of AM's investments or market developments in general and participate in meetings with key external market participants
  • Coordinate key processes such as evaluation of new investments & transactions, external manager reviews, and implementation of new investment programmes
  • Develop solutions and advise our internal clients on financial market matters
  • Engage in investment strategy and portfolio construction, which includes security analysis and understanding relative value
  • Prepare key materials and analysis for Swiss Re's Business Units and subsidiaries as well as coordinate the preparation of materials for various committees
  • Support cross-department projects and initiatives, e.g. related to new technology applications, responsible and thematic investing or definition of the strategic asset allocation


About the team

As the AM division we are investing the assets generated from our core insurance and reinsurance business. We drive sustainable performance by following a long-term oriented investment approach and focus on a high-quality investment portfolio. As a diverse team of investment professionals, we ensure a strong contribution to Swiss Re's financial performance. In addition, we also support the company's thought leadership on long-term and responsible investing themes, and act as a "Centre of Excellence" for financial market expertise.

You will be working with high-potential employees in close interaction with other financial market professionals from the various investment teams, while reporting into the Head Financial Markets Programme.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


About You

  • Successfully completed university degree in Finance, Economics or Science (e.g. Math / Physics). CFA is a plus but not mandatory

  • You demonstrate a good understanding of financial market functioning, portfolio management and data analysis
  • Strong research and analytical skills, with the ability to apply concepts to financial markets in a rigorous and timely manner.
  • Proficiency in MS Office applications. VB programming, Bloomberg skills are a plus
  • You are fluent in English, with an aptitude to express yourself effectively in one-on-one conversations and small group
  • Highly motivated, with an open mind set, and eager to learn
  • Able to focus and pay attention to detail without losing track of the bigger picture
  • Capacity to readily adapt to a changing and dynamic environment as well as being innovative and showing a high degree of own initiative
  • Team-player, willingness to contribute actively to the overall team spirit
  • Very good communication and interpersonal skills and ready to be mobile in terms of workplace or location
  • Well-organized and structured approach to problem solving and able to maintain high quality even under time pressure

Reference Code: 107750 


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