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New York, NY, US

Capital Markets/Asset Management Sr Legal Counsel


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 Company:

Swiss Re Group is a global leader in the insurance industry with more than 150 years of history. We work in a friendly and professional environment of trust and teamwork. We are an inclusive organisation of diverse talents. Collaborating across the globe, we apply our unique perspectives and know-how to make the world more resilient. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. https://www.swissre.com/about-us/diversity-inclusion-in-Swiss-Re.html

About the Role:

Would you like to join one of the largest reinsurance groups in the world? Are you interested in topics like capital markets and asset management? Then we might have the right opportunity for you! In your role you will:

  • Provide legal advice and transactional support in relation to the capital markets and asset management activities in which Swiss Re engages globally, with a focus on the Americas. These activities are primarily centered around two areas: the Alternative Capital Partners group and the Group Asset Management function. Transactions and projects will span a range of asset classes, including derivatives, fixed income, loans, real estate and publicly traded securities. Additionally, the role may be called upon to provide back-up support to colleagues covering weather and environmental-linked derivatives in the Swiss Re Corporate Solutions division.
  • As part of the larger CCGF legal team, analyze and advise on legal and regulatory risks as they apply to the ACP and AM business activities across the globe, with a focus on New York and U.S. law and regulation pertaining to capital markets and asset management
  • Assist with corporate governance and advise the boards of directors of Swiss Re's U.S.broker/dealer and de minimis swap dealer subsidiaries
  • Monitor legal and regulatory trends affecting relevant business areas and advise and collaborate with Compliance colleagues in relation to preparation of regulatory reports, responses to inquiries and other regulatory matters
  • Facilitate coordination of legal/regulatory issues among the business, the wider legal & compliance division, risk management and other colleagues across Swiss Re's EMEA, Americas and Asia hubs

About the Team:

This is an exciting opportunity to join a global team that provides legal support to Swiss Re's Alternative Capital Partners (ACP) and Group Asset Management (AM) areas. The ACP internal client is a global business team, which uses a broad range of third-party capital and retrocession instruments (e.g., insurance-linked securities, side cars, insurance-linked derivatives, private funds) to enable Swiss Re to grow its natural catastrophe book, while proactively managing risk appetite; and similarly for other emerging peak exposures in the property & casualty and life & health areas, such as extreme mortality. The AM internal client is a global business function committed to delivering investment results on Swiss Re's global asset base (approx.$113 bil.) across a range of asset classes, including derivatives, bonds, loans, real estate and publicly traded securities. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work on a wide variety of matters and interact directly with senior business leaders within Swiss Re.

About You:

Qualification and Experience:

  • A law degree and New York qualifications, with a minimum of seven years' experience, in capital markets and/or asset management transactions or regulation, with a law firm or international financial institution/insurance company
  • Experience and understanding of U.S. securities and derivatives law and regulation, as well as asset management regulatory topics, in cross-border scenarios; and ideally a good understanding of re/insurance business
  • Demonstrable expertise in managing legal aspects that affect complex, multi-jurisdictional transactions and investments, including transactional experience in negotiating, structuring and executing complex transactions
  • Understanding of corporate, regulatory, and compliance landscape and their impact on ACP and AM, with a focus on the North American jurisdictions
  • Understanding of the role of the L&C Team as control function and participation in risk management
  • Ability to identify relevant issues, taking initiative and ownership in achieving resolution, using a collaborative approach, and understanding of technical and compliance matters that require escalation or greater oversight
  • Effective organizational, multi tasking, and prioritizing skills to handle multiple requests and deadlines
  • Ability to understand and operate successfully in a complex, heavily matrixed corporate environment
  • Corporate governance experience is a plus

Personal skills:

  • You identify and report legal risks, provide professional advice, expertise and guidance, and apply sound judgement beyond the dimensions of laws and regulations
  • You are a trusted business partner, who manages relationships and communicates legal concepts clearly and succinctly
  • You possess excellent drafting, negotiation, influencing and legal project management skills
  • You openly share assumptions, beliefs, values and thought process in reaching conclusions and are receptive to constructive challenge, willing to learn, self-reflective, and collaborative
  • You take accountability for progress and/or outcomes, apply a measured appetite for risk, and plan ahead to deliver workable solutions



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