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Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, HK

Structurer APAC

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 Role: 
The role of Structurer is within the Pricing and Structuring team, an integral part of the Client Solutions & Analytics (CSA) unit of Group Asset Management.
The primary responsibility of the role is to work as part of a global team, tasked with the pricing and structuring of deals across multiple asset classes, inclusive of Life & Health and Property & Casualty risks. 
This will include:
•    Aiding Swiss Re's business Units and Group in the development and pricing of new products and the structuring of deals, in particular in APAC and with an Investment Linked Product ("ILP") focus
•    Hedge design, derivative and structured finance strategy and new ALM mitigation ideas
•    Formulating pricing methodologies for new risks or embedded exposures, bridging financial market techniques with actuarial
•    The translation / application of financial engineering techniques into a reinsurance setting, often requiring the use of both quantitative and market experience
•    Aide our Client Markets and reinsurance structuring teams with the promotion and marketing of reinsurance linked to market risk exposures
•    Financial markets advice, both within AM and externally.
The individual will take some responsibility and ownership of both financial markets-based structuring and represent Group Asset Management's interests, both externally and internally, as well as take a structuring lead on new deals. The embedded financial features the individual will face will include creating innovative solutions to savings block-based positions in APAC.
About the Team: 
This role will be an integral part of the Clients Solutions & Analytics team within Group Asset Management. The Client Solutions and Analytics (CSA) department is the centre of excellence for the provision of investment steering and financial markets expertise across the Swiss Re Group.  The team provides a dedicated port-of-call for Asset Management clients which adds value for the Business Units through enhanced analytics, design of structured transactions, risk mitigation and the optim


About You
Key requirements
•    Deep understanding of quantitative analysis, the use of models and developing pricing strategy, particularly in the context of solving new problems
•    First or 2:1 Degree in Mathematics, Physics or related subject
•    7+ years of meaningful experience in financial markets, preferably with a derivative structuring background or a structuring focussed position at an insurer, fund manager, bank or reinsurer
•    Strong experience of financial derivatives and their applications
•    Good analytical and quantitative skills, including experience of using analytical toolkits and scripting languages
•    Demonstrative ability in and enthusiasm for working and communicating effectively with various internal clients.
•    Experience of coding languages in a work environment
•    Understanding of insurance/reinsurance would be a plus but is non-essential, though the ability to apply knowledge to unfamiliar settings is critical
•    Analytical thinking: Demonstrates the ability to think deeply and quantitatively about business/financial markets issues, breaking down problems and presenting solutions while evaluating the pros and cons
•    Driving results: Defines ambitious goals and establishes priorities with clear responsibilities to ensure results; manages activities and resources effectively
•    Leadership: Fosters teamwork, facilitates conflict resolution, operates as part of a diverse team, decisive and passionate.
•    Internal awareness: Recognizes and capitalizes on the trends and events within the organization that affect business performance


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