Singapore, SG


Business Development Analyst 

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 organised into three Business Units, each with a distinct strategy and set of objectives contributing to the Group’s overall mission.


About the Role


Do you have a passion for understanding how reinsurance can be a key part of our clients' success story? Are you a highly motivated individual looking to utilize your strategic mindset to understand client needs and analyze market drivers?


If yes, then Business Development (BD) is looking for a highly motivated talent like you to join the Hong Kong team.


This exciting opportunity sits within the Reinsurance Business Unit and focuses on supporting BD Market Heads across Asia to originate profitable reinsurance business .


In order to do this, you will need to maintain a relentless focus on understanding client needs today and tomorrow, develop corresponding client solutions, and drive innovation. Your line manager and BD colleagues across the globe will support your professional and personal development as you seek to gain in depth knowledge of innovative reinsurance solutions. To transform this origination work into business growth, you will work collaboratively with various functions across Swiss Re, including Client Markets and structuring units.


The opportunity


  • Analyse and synthesise financial and publicly available data (e.g. financial statements, research reports, etc)
  • Deliver in-depth insights into client strategy & financial condition utilizing available data as well as insights garnered from internal stakeholders
  • Produce high quality, replicable analytics & client presentation materials (including, but not limited to, visually attractive and compelling pitch books) of a standard comparable to leading investment banks or management consultants
  • Identify new market needs in order to generate meaningful business opportunities and push these new business ideas ahead several steps within BD and in a deal team
  • Support the origination efforts for large transactions and capital solutions
  • Build financial models for individual clients, projecting financial statements to assess the impact of our solutions for the clients
  • The role will work with BD Market Heads across all markets in Asia, including China, Japan, Australia, Hong Kong, India and SEA, across both P&C and L&H. Therefore additional language skills are an advantage.


About the Team


  • In BD, we identify new business opportunities and work on strategic reinsurance topics together with our clients. We develop business cases for reinsurance transactions, quantify reinsurance benefits with the help of financial or stochastic models, and support strategic client planning and marketing.
  • People in BD have a background in actuarial, science, finance or economics. We work closely together with client managers, structurers, underwriters and other functions. We are a global function and collaborate frequently across locations and regions.
  • By joining us, you will gain an in-depth understanding of reinsurance and its capacity to help our clients to manage their risk and capital position. You will develop solid foundations for a successful career in reinsurance.


About You


Technical skills

  • Bachelor, Master degree or equivalent in actuarial, economics or finance: financial background preferred and advantage if experience in Corporate Finance, Equity Analysis, Rating Analysis, Reinsurance, and/or Insurance
  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills
  • Fluent command of English, plus one additional language (including either Cantonese, Mandarin, Bahasa, Japanese or other relevant languages)
  • Proficient Excel, PowerPoint and good computer aptitude
  • Strong knowledge and interest in the areas of corporate finance, accounting as well as company valuation drivers
  • Knowledge in life (re)insurance/commercial background/banking (insurance) in areas of actuarial, product structuring, reinsurance an advantage


Soft Skills

  • An engaging personality that lives Swiss Re's Values
  • Demonstrates strategic vision and agility - ability to think strategically, anticipate future consequences and trends, and incorporate them into a plan with a relentless focus on execution
  • Out of the box thinker; comfortable working on solutions across a broad range of challenges
  • Strong communicator able to present complex information both to technical and non-technical audiences in a confident, simple and concise way
  • Taking initiatives and getting things done - someone who likes to talk enough about what needs to happen but is itching to get the job done
  • Open-minded, outgoing, imaginative, creative, inquisitive, energetic and committed team player
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Takes pride in and enjoys working with clients as much as with own ideas