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Zurich, Zurich, CH

Graduate Investment Analyst

 


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 our 15,000 employees across the world.

We offer a flexible working environment where curious and adaptable people thrive. Are you interested in joining us?

 

About the 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 2021.


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 divisions.


About the role


This is your opportunity to join one of the world's leading reinsurers and a highly diversified team of motivated investment professionals within Swiss Re's Asset Management (AM) unit! Are you passionate for financial markets and long-term, sustainable investing? Do you like financial market analysis supporting investment action? In this role, we seek for someone to contribute to key investment initiatives, support processes and coordinate management information materials along our investment activity. You will join AM's Financial Markets Programme which is a team of highly motivated analysts, working closely with senior investment professionals and contributing to broader cross-department work.

 

Your key accountabilities may include:

 

 

  • Market research and ad-hoc analysis related to the investment portfolio and its performance, asset classes or the investment outlook.
  • Conduct monitoring activities of AM's investments or market developments in general and participate in meetings with key external market participants.
  • Coordinate key processes such as evaluation of new investments, external manager reviews, and implementation of new investment programmes.
  • Trade in a range of fixed income securities including bonds and derivatives
  • Engage in investment strategy and portfolio construction, which includes security analysis and understanding relative value
  • Prepare key materials and analysis for Swiss Re's Business Units and subsidiaries, and coordinate the preparation of committee materials.
  • Support cross-department projects and initiatives, e.g. related to new technology applications, responsible investing, or definition of the strategic asset allocation.

 

About the team


As the AM division we are investing the assets generated from our core insurance and reinsurance business. We drive sustainable performance by following a long-term oriented investment approach and focus on a high-quality investment portfolio. As a diverse team of investment professionals, we ensure a strong contribution to Swiss Re's financial performance. In addition, we also support the company's thought leadership on long-term and responsible investing themes, and act as a "Centre of Excellence" for financial market expertise.

 

You will be working with high-potential employees in close interaction with other financial market professionals from the various investment teams, while reporting into the Head Financial Markets Programme (FMP). The FMP is a team of 8 Analysts based in New York and Zurich, with diverse backgrounds and personalities.

 

About You

 

 

  • Successfully completed university degree in Finance, Science (Math / Physics) or Economics. CFA is a plus but not required.
  • You demonstrate a good understanding of financial market functioning, portfolio management and data analysis, and have a strong motivation to learn about the insurance/reinsurance business
  • Strong research and analytical skills, with the ability to apply concepts to financial markets in a thorough and timely manner.
  • Proficiency in MS Office applications. VB programming, Bloomberg skills are a plus.
  • You are fluent in English, with an aptitude to express yourself effectively in one-on-one conversations and small group
  • Highly motivated, with an open mind set, and keen to learn.
  • Able to focus and pay attention to detail without losing track of the bigger picture.
  • Capacity to readily adapt to a changing and dynamic environment as well as being innovative and showing a high degree of own initiative.
  • Team-player, willingness to contribute actively to the overall team spirit.
  • Very good communication and interpersonal skills and ready to be mobile in terms of workplace or location.
  • Well-organised and structured approach to problem solving and able to maintain high quality even under time pressure.

 

We are looking forward to your application!

 

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status

 


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