Location: 

Zurich, ZH, CH

 

Intern Research, Innovation & Analytics 


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


We are looking for a highly motivated intern who is both passionate about innovation in the financial space, has an interest in emerging FinTech trends and is technically skilled to create real impact in applied innovation for Asset Management in one of the world's largest reinsurance companies. The role includes research and analysis of FinTech and financial data science topics and hands-on technical support for the Asset Management Smart Analytics Team. You will join our diverse team in Zurich and collaborate with colleagues from New York, London, and other locations. Your main tasks will be:

 

  • Support the Swiss Re FinTech Practice and Ecosystem with research, content creation and delivery
  • Support the Strategy & Innovation team with creation of papers and brochures describing the impact of digital technologies on an Asset Manager
  • Support the Smart Analytics team in capturing emerging trends in financial data science and assess their potential for Swiss Re Asset Management
  • Contribute to the hands-on evaluation of use-cases as part of the rapid prototyping approach of data science models in Smart Analytics

 

About the Team

 

With more than USD 150 bn of assets under management, Swiss Re Asset Management handles the assets generated through the core insurance and reinsurance business.


The Asset Management Tech Team is working out of four main locations spread around the globe and is running in an agile fashion without traditional hierarchies. Our mission is to guide the Investment and Support teams through the opportunities arising from new technologies, differentiate fact from myths and ultimately implement new solutions that offer tangible benefits.

This is why we are looking for passionate and smart individuals who have a strong technical background and a solid understanding of the FinTech environment to apply their know-how in the financial world.


About You

 

  • Tech-savvy and curious: You are completing your Master or PhD studies in computer science, financial engineering, math or any other quantitative discipline; you have strong technical and analytical skills as well as a flair for strategic impact and are eager to apply your knowledge in the financial world
  • You have basic knowledge about financial products, investment strategies, regulations and the value chain of an asset management company
  • You are passionate about Innovation, FinTech, Data Science and emerging digital trends
  • Self-motivated and great teammate: You drive progress independently, thrive in an environment where you have room to grow and perform and you love working in a team
  • Organized and fluent: You get things done and command excellent oral and written English, additionally German would be a plus
  • Forward-looking and driven: You have a strategic mind, are keen to make a difference that counts, are willing to propose creative ideas and put yourself out there for them

 

Duration of internship: 6 months, starting July / August 2019

 

"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, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status."


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