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Location: 

Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, HK

Economist

 


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: 
This role within the Group Economic Research and Strategy is a phenomenal opportunity for you to work on hands-on projects with a tangible business impact. It is an outstanding, board and exciting professional growth opportunity and a stepping stone within the company with an exposure to management and other teams across the Group. 
As such, you will shape key strategic projects and drive our company´s thought leadership, particularly around the topic of insurance and resilience. You should expect a dynamic environment and should be able to demonstrate flexibility, adaptability and autonomy in your work. 
Key tasks and responsibilities include:
-    Analyse economic and insurance market trends (with a focus on the Australia, Japanese and Korean, insurance markets) and provide related analysis and forecasts. 
-    Follow external economic and insurance analysts 
-    Contribute to Group capital allocation initiatives (e.g. Group Planning activities, macro-economic scenario analysis, etc)
-    Contribute to Swiss Re's thought-leadership topics and client outreach by writing a study on a major market or industry segment in publication (e.g. our sigma, Expertise Publications, Economic Insights, etc), 
-    Prepare high-quality and visually appealing presentations, and presenting findings to internal and external partners (e.g. presenting a market outlook to clients, preparing briefing materials for senior executives, presenting research results at an industry conference, etc.)
-    Run research projects to completion with minimal direct supervision/guidance and have good interpersonal skills. 
-    Most activities involve collaboration across teams. You are expected to generate a workflow of projects from Swiss Re’s business divisions. This entails networking and communicating SRI’s services to various company stakeholders. 
-    These projects may be related to quantifying and modelling the impact of economic risks (e.g. inflation, energy prices, health care reform). Strong data affinity and statistical analysis skills are essential, hands-on experience with a statistical software package and/or a programming language an advantage
-    Support Group Chief Economist and Chief Economist of Asia (e.g. writing background notes, some administrative tasks, etc)
 

About the Team: 
Group Economic Research and Strategy (GERS) is part of the Swiss Re Institute, and is responsible for analysing 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 truly 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 committed 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: 

-    Master’s/degree in economics with at least 3 years of analytical work experience. 
-    Experience and/or coursework related to the insurance industry is a strong plus, but not required. 
-    Experience and strong interest in macroeconomic, insurance analysis and forecasting. 
-    Independent and able to operate with minimal level of guidance, while collaborating with stakeholders across the organization.
-    Great teammate, comfortable working with colleagues across all different levels.
-    Strong analytical skills and ability to think strategically and deliver high quality results.
-    Ability to break down, communicate and visualize often complex concepts in an easy and digestible way. Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English; other languages (Japanese, Korean) a plus
-    Proficiency in MS Office applications (Excel, PowerPoint, Word)
-    Econometric and programming skills in one of the major statistical softwares/programming languages such as R, Stata, Matlab, Python, EViews is an advantage
-    Internationally focused and highly motivated with a can-do attitude; dedication to continuous learning and willingness to challenge and improve the status quo 
-    Very agile, forward-thinking and curious personality with ability to work under tight timelines
-    Mature and proactive; showing a high degree of own initiative 
-    Motivation to learn about insurance/reinsurance
-    Ability and passion to work in a global and multicultural environment Strong interest in/motivation to learn about insurance/reinsurance
 


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