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New York, NY, US

Graduate Parametric Nat Cat Analyst


About Swiss Re Corporate Solutions

Swiss Re is one of the world’s leading providers of reinsurance, insurance and other forms of insurance-based risk transfer. We anticipate and manage risks, from natural catastrophes and climate change to cybercrime.

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions is the commercial insurance arm of the Swiss Re Group. We offer innovative insurance solutions to large and midsized multinational corporations from our approximately 50 locations worldwide. We help clients mitigate their risk exposure, whilst our industry-leading claims service provides them with additional peace of mind.

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions offers a flexible working environment where curious and adaptable people thrive. Are you interested in joining us?


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 2022.


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

Are you striving to apply your science or engineering background to increase our resilience against natural catastrophes? Are you motivated to reduce the insurance protection gap by contributing to the development of novel solutions and commercial products? Are you interested in a role that will provide a stepping stone to long-term career advancement opportunities within the re/insurance sector, e.g. in underwriting, risk management or insurance solution design?

Seeking a motivated and technically inclined individual to work on cutting-edge and innovative natural catastrophe insurance transactions and products.  Job responsibilities range from programming and hazard analysis to providing both internal and external partners insights into and descriptions of how parametric natural catastrophe products work, and how they can benefit clients' overall insurance programs.  

- Working with the team both locally and in Zurich to design new parametric products to address clients' exposure to natural catastrophes, such as hurricanes and earthquakes.

- Liaising with external data providers to assess the quality and usability of new geophysical data sets, such as high-resolution satellite data.

- Modelling broker or client-requested parametric structures through Swiss Re's internal natural catastrophe modelling framework.

- Analysing and performing statistical calculations on geophysical data and associated time series. 

- Visualizing and combining various sources of data in GIS software, such as Google Earth and ArcGIS.

- Reviewing, editing and building client and broker presentations.


About the team

The parametric nat cat team is a small team of three experienced individuals, based in Zurich and New York.  Swiss Re has been at the forefront of the parametric insurance space since its initiation over two decades ago, and we constantly continue to expand and accelerate the acceptance of these insurance solutions by the broader insurance market.  Two members of the team have over 10 years of experience in the insurance industry, with 5 – 7 years in the parametric nat cat space.  The backgrounds of the team members are all technical – two have a background in atmospheric and related sciences and the other has a background in geology and seismology.  We are all very enthusiastic and passionate about this space of the insurance industry, and hope to find someone who shares our excitement for this novel and growing area of the insurance sector.


About You:

  • Successfully completed university degree (M.Sc. or higher), preferably in a physical science field, such as atmospheric science, seismology, hydrology or equivalent
  • Strong technical background in statistics and mathematics.  Programming skills using Matlab, Excel, and Visual Basic a plus.
  • Strong interest in/motivation to learn about insurance/reinsurance
  • Approaches problems with curiosity and open-mindedness and is a fast learner
  • Innovative, showing a high degree of own initiative
  • Team-player, willingness to contribute actively to the overall team spirit
  • Ability and enthusiasm to work in a global and multicultural environment, with the ability to be based in New York.
  • Aptitude to express him-/herself effectively in one-on-one conversations and small groups, and ability to think on his/her feet.
  • Mature & self-confident; Able to work with clients, business partners or senior colleagues
  • Capacity to readily adapt to a changing and dynamic environment
  • Proven expertise to work independently and proactively
  • Strong analytical skills and can focus on details without losing track of the bigger picture
  • Excellent oral and written English skills; additional language skills advantageous, in particular Spanish
  • Proficiency in MS Office applications (Excel, PowerPoint, Word)
  • Very good communication and interpersonal skills



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.


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