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New York, NY, US

Insurance Linked Securities Structuring Graduate

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. 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 Programme 

We are looking for graduates with strong interpersonal skills, who are eager to learn and broaden their knowledge and expertise. You have a Bachelor, Master or PhD degree with up to 3 years professional experience – we invite you to apply to our graduates@swissre programme 2023.


The programme offers you the chance to join the dynamic, fast-moving world of a leading risk knowledge organisation. Over an 18-month period, you’ll receive on-and-off-the-job training, including a job rotation that gives you the opportunity to work across different business units.


About the Role

This is an opportunity to join the Insurance-Linked Securities (ILS) division, which is a global team with members and clients around the world. This role will support the Structuring and Origination team in their regular business and strategic projects and will be based out of the New York City office. The team is focused on developing market insights and transaction ideas for prospective clients and designing multi-year, flexible risk transfer contracts covering natural catastrophes and life risk.


About Swiss Re Capital Markets

Swiss Re Capital Markets (SRCM), a leading broker-dealer in the structuring, placement and secondary trading of Insurance-Linked Securities (ILS) in the capital markets. ILS includes catastrophe bonds, sidecars, synthetic solutions and many other securitization and derivative products. SRCM provides risk hedging and financing needs to a variety of clients, including re/insurers, governments and corporations, with expertise in both the property & casualty and life and health sectors. Risks transferred in ILS transactions can range from natural disasters and pandemic diseases all the way to cyber risk or terror events. Since market’s inception, SRCM has structured and syndicated more than $40 billion of ILS instruments.



  • Support the origination, pricing, structuring and execution of ILS transactions for SRCM clients
  • Develop client materials for new transaction opportunities and prepare presentations for investor discussions
  • Join a cross functional team of investment bankers that works closely risk modelers, rating agencies and legal firms during the execution of ILS transactions
  • Analyze and research the exposures of SRCM clients (sovereign nations, corporations and (re)insurers)
  • Contribute to the research and innovation related to transferring emerging perils and new structural solutions
  • Perform in an empowering and fast-paced international environment


About You

  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple simultaneous projects, deadlines in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Strong communication, quantitative and analytical skills
  • Ability to interact with clients professionally and make a good impression
  • Strong team player
  • Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint experience required
  • Understanding of ILS or reinsurance market dynamics not required but a plus
  • Senior graduating in May 2023 with a bachelor's degree with significant emphasis in Mathematics, Finance, Economics or similar analytical discipline with a strong record of achievement required



Swiss Re is an equal opportunity employer. It is our practice to recruit, hire and promote without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, pregnancy, sexual orientations, marital status, military status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Decisions on employment are solely based on an individual's qualifications for the position being filled.

During the recruitment process, reasonable accommodations for disabilities are available upon request. If contacted for an interview, please inform the Recruiter/HR Professional of the accommodation needed.


As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact the world, it is our responsibility to help keep our employees, customers, partners and communities healthy and safe.  SwissRe will require all candidates interviewing in person in Canada to provide evidence of vaccination when arriving at our offices. 


Reference Code: 118667 


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