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New York, NY, US

IT Business Analyst - Asset Management IT Investment Management


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?


IT Business Analyst - Asset Management IT Investment Management

About Swiss Re
The Swiss Re Group 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. It anticipates and manages risk – from natural catastrophes to climate change, from ageing populations to cybercrime. The aim of the Swiss Re Group is to enable society to thrive and progress, creating new opportunities and solutions for its clients. Headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, where it was founded in 1863, the Swiss Re Group operates through a network of around 80 offices globally. It is organized into three Business Units, each with a distinct strategy and set of objectives contributing to the Group’s overall mission.

About the Team
With more than USD 120 bn of assets under management, Swiss Re Asset Management manages the assets generated through the core insurance and reinsurance business. With the advent of technologies such as cognitive computing, smart analytics or machine learning the reinsurance area will radically change in the next years in terms of distribution, underwriting and administration of insurance protection. As a recognized leader in the industry, Swiss Re is running numerous use cases and is building up research and development units utilizing state of the art digital analytics to offer actionable research and transformational opportunities.


The Asset Management IT Investment Management squad enables front office professionals to focus on investment strategies and maximize return by supporting applications and processes that manage investment decision workflows, key financial data, and the overall global portfolio.

About the Role
As an IT Business Analyst, you will

  • Analyze, articulate, and define requirements of business ideas and drive data gathering and evaluation
  • Develop artifacts such as business capability maps and value streams to help bridge the gap between strategy and execution
  • Build and maintain trusted relationships with internal customers by having a good understanding of issues and challenges
  • Elicit requirements using interviews, document analysis, requirements workshops, business process descriptions and operating model analysis
  • Promote and drive implementation of Investment Management requirements on various new platforms, such as the Foundry software suite
  • Ensure transparency and consensus by continuous communication and active expectations management with all Stakeholders
  • Support production systems with root cause analysis and solution design
  • Organize and participate in functional test and provide defect analysis; organize user acceptance test
  • Lead and manage training, change management and rollout plans for new and existing initiatives

About you

  • University degree (Information Technology or Similar) and 5+ years of experience in business analysis and agile methodologies
  • Strong understanding of the Asset Management value chain and various products such as equities, fixed income, derivatives, private equity, private debt, and real estate
  • Proficient in agile methodologies and SQL; experience in Aladdin, eFront, Palantir Foundry, Bloomberg, Python, Tableau, MSBI a plus
  • Strong communication skills with well-developed documentation & facilitation skills
  • Ability to work in an interdisciplinary and multi-cultural environment
  • High degree of flexibility, independent and proactive working style; ability to excel in a remote working environment across regions or time zones
  • Ability to work well under pressure and on multiple initiatives
  • Strong dedication to quality and timely customer service
  • Flexible and open for new tasks, willing and eager to learn
  • Team player attributes combined with a proactive approach and a 'can do' attitude
  • Excellent verbal and written English skills and open to travel


Reference Code: 104167 


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