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Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, HK

Structurer & Transaction Manager

About the Role


Your primary responsibility in this role will be to help drive the Asia transaction success story. This includes:


  • Develop and structure creative, tailor-made solutions that meet client needs whilst staying within the company's risk appetite
  • Build/use Excel-based models and providing analytics
  • Involvement in transaction execution including driving discussions for various internal and external partners, handling timetables, ensure file documentation, and deal documentation 
  • Prepare of presentations & documents, both for originating new business, and for the internal approval process
  • Work as part of a cross-disciplinary team during due diligence and contract negotiation


With this role we offer excellent opportunities to help grow Asia's transactional success story and develop both a deep technical knowledge of structured solutions and a very wide range of soft skills (such as modelling, project management, and communication). We also provide exposure to a wide networking knowledge community.


About the Team


  • We sit within a larger team. Ensuring close and effective collaboration with team members located globally will be vital.
  • You will join the diverse and knowledgeable team LHSS, which is part of Products Underwriting and has several core functions:
  • We provide structured reinsurance & capital management solutions to L&H clients
  • We assume life insurance risk in non-traditional formats
  • We underwrite life insurance-based securitizations, both for Swiss Re and third party clients


The Global team is comprised of over 30 professionals, in various locations including New York, Zurich, London, Sydney and Hong Kong. While the majority are actuaries, a wide variety of professional backgrounds are represented.


You will work extensively with colleagues in many different areas, in particular Client Markets, Business Development and the different L&H teams both throughout Asia and globally. As such, the following will be key:


  • Sensitivity to understand the different cultural approaches throughout the region
  • Ability to gain an understanding of the different regulations across the region
  • Shared approach and strong team spirit
  • Ability to influence others in an environment of rare resources and challenging priorities


About You


  • Qualified actuary or Finance professional with 5-10 years of work experience particularly if transactions related
  • Ability to interpret actuarial model output with regards to drivers of surplus emerging and other financials of life insurance portfolios
  • Knowledge of different financial instruments and its impact on balance sheet
  • Basic understanding of embedded value and/ or MCEV
  • Experience in cash flow modeling, stochastic modeling, reporting
  • Understanding of risk-based capital and Solvency II frameworks
  • Familiarity with life insurers business from a financial perspective and capital management concepts including funding, ALM and CoC
  • Knowledge of some of the core Asia markets in respect of underlying products, clients, regulatory regimes and transaction activity
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written


You will need to apply the rigor needed for detailed modeling in bespoke and creative transactions, often where no blueprints exist, in a results-based, deadline-intensive environment. If you are a team player and can balance both strong technical skills, with the ability to step back to view “the big picture” then we would be happy to receive your application.


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 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 and their passion for sustainability.



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