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Bratislava, SK

Asset Management Spark Programme (internship for university students)


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 Opportunity


A unique experience for 12 university students to participate in an exclusive 10 weeks (6 hours a week) program covering the Asset Management field.


The first 3 weeks will focus on introducing SR Asset Management,sharing our different teams and departments through multiple interactive sessions.


The remaining 7 weeks will offer a hands-on experience combining the business and IT side under one of the following areas/modules: Transaction execution, Portfolio Analysis &Reporting and Governance and Compliance.


Additionally, participants will have a group assignment working on real case studies.


About our Department


The Asset Management (AM) function handles the assets that Swiss Re generates through its core insurance and reinsurance businesses. We do so using a robust asset-liability management process. In addition to matching assets and liabilities, our team optimizes risk-adjusted investment returns within defined risk limits. Our clients are the Business Divisions, Reinsurance, Corporate Solutions and iptiQ. Their portfolios are handled individually according to their needs and objectives.


About You


  • University student starting 5th year of studies in the fall 2021, having a basic to advanced investment's knowledge, and desiring to start a career in the Asset Management industry.
  • Proven interest in Financial markets beyond studies
  • Good command of written and spoken English
  • Analytical and critical thinking - the ability to work with complex information and interpret outcomes
  • IT Curious
  • Mindset - drive, continuous improvement, proactive, collaborative
  • Attitude - Professional demeanor (patient, well-mannered, respecting knowledge carriers)
  • Ability to set priorities and meet deadlines
  • Detail oriented and good analytical skills
  • Strong teammate


Are you interested in this opportunity?


Apply now by submitting your CV and Cover Letter. Please include in your Cover Letter answers to the following challenges: 


  • Why is a government bond considered less risky than a corporate bond
  • What does ESG stand for?
  • Can you name at least three different types of investments that are categorized as "alternative investments"?
  • What was the highest Swiss Re stock price ever recorded?
  • What does short position in investing mean?


For more information, please visit our page: 


***Application deadline is 30th April 2021***


We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company.


Minimum base salary for this job is from 5 EUR gross/hour. Our offer to you may be higher based on your skills and experience. We are required by law to disclose basic wage component (minimum salary) for the advertised positions. We carefully consider your professional competencies, qualifications and experience in our compensation package and/or when offering you other positions. Our compensation philosophy is to pay fairly, also considering market situation and the value employees may bring to Swiss Re.

Reference Code: 99631 


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