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Zurich, Zurich, CH

Innovation Intern - Market Research and Product Design in Credit Surety


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 role


Innovation is a meaningful trend in Credit & Surety reinsurance (C&S). As a knowledge company, Swiss Re is driving innovation by crafting new products and offer news services to their clients. In particular, the SME segment is currently underserved in terms of credit covers, so this will be a focus area of this internship.
In this role you will do market research and help design new products in the credit space (including costing approach, estimate of capacity, etc). Different products will be explored, with a focus on the SME segment (examples include parametric products, e-commerce or microinsurance). You will support the team in assessing/declining opportunities and develop further the ones that have more potential. You will work closely with the business users as well as actuaries and external parties.


About the team


Credit & Surety Reinsurance is the business unit at Swiss Re that offers customized credit risk solutions for specialized and multiline insurers across the globe. We are considered as a leading, long-standing and highly professional market partner for trade credit-related lines of business. Embedded in Reinsurance – Property & Specialty, our team of dedicated specialists focuses on underwriting credit, surety and political risk treaty and facultative reinsurance products. 

About you


  • Background in Finance or Economics (other quantitative fields such as statistics, mathematics would also be suitable)
  • Exceptional analytical skills and passion for the financial services industry
  • Excellent oral and written English. Other language like Spanish or German are a plus
  • Standout colleague who naturally brings individuals together as needed, across countries and functions
  • Reliable, empathetic, Forward-thinking, creative and enthusiastic
  • Delivers high quality work also under pressure
  • Outstanding organisational skills


Duration of internship: 4-6 months, starting March 2021!


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


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