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Zurich, Zurich, CH

Legal Counsel (100%)

Swiss Re Group is a global leader in the insurance industry with more than 150 years of history.

We work in a friendly and professional environment of trust and teamwork. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company.


About Swiss Re Insurance Linked-Investment Management Ltd
Swiss Re Insurance-Linked Investment Management (SRILIM) acts as the asset manager for various fund and managed account solutions with the investment objective to provide investors access to Swiss Re's global portfolio of natural catastrophe reinsurance risks. SRILIM is proud to offer its partners an investment product which benefits from Swiss Re’s market leading position.

About the role


Would you like to join one of the largest reinsurance groups in the world?  Are topics like asset management and capital markets close to your heart?  Then we might have the right opportunity just for you! 


In your role you will:

• As part of the Corporate Centre Group Functions (CCGF) legal team, provide legal advice and support in relation to Swiss Re Insurance-Linked Investment Management (SRILIM), which acts as the asset manager for various fund and managed account solutions with the investment objective to provide investors access to Swiss Re's global portfolio of natural catastrophe reinsurance risks.
• Analyze and advise on legal and regulatory risks as they apply to SRILIM, a FINMA-licensed asset manager, with a focus on Swiss law and regulation pertaining to asset management and reinsurance
• Advise in relation to preparation of regulatory reports, responses to FINMA inquiries and other regulatory matters
• Provide corporate governance advice, act as corporate secretary and advise board of directors of SRILIM
• Facilitate coordination and escalation of legal/regulatory matters among SRILIM, Alternative Capital Partners, CCGF legal including in particular Lead ACP Legal, business unit legal, compliance, risk management and other colleagues across Swiss Re's hubs
• Foster and maintain positive working relationships with clients, colleagues and outside law firms.
• Provide legal support for new product development and related transactions (e.g., insurance-linked securities and derivatives, reinsurance retrocession, etc.), as needed
• Provide legal support for the distribution of fund products in Switzerland and other jurisdictions, as needed
• Support internal group projects and strategic initiatives, as needed
• Conduct and/or arrange internal presentations and trainings on legal topics
• Monitor legal and regulatory trends affecting relevant business areas


About the Team


This is an exciting opportunity to join a global team that provides legal support to Swiss Re Insurance-Linked Investment Management as part of Alternative Capital Partners. Our internal client (SRILIM) is an experienced team consisting of market leading experts proficient at reinsurance, natural catastrophe risk and asset management operations. In the role of the Legal Counsel of SRILIM, you will work in a team of diverse and highly engaged professionals who are committed to put ethical standards as well as investment and operational excellence front and center.


About You


Qualification and Experience: 

We are looking for you if you:

•    Have a law degree and qualifications in Switzerland, with a minimum of five years' experience, preferably in asset management regulation and transactions, with a law firm or international financial institution/insurance company
•    Have experience and understanding of asset management regulatory and licensing topics in cross-border scenarios, and ideally also a good understanding of re/insurance business
•    Speak and write in German and English fluently, other languages are a plus
•    Enjoy working independently and handling multiple requests and deadlines
•    Provide high-quality, timely client service that is balanced with a clear focus on protecting the interests and reputation of the firm 
•    Are an effective written and oral communicator and adopt a pragmatic approach to problem-solving 


Personal skills:
•    You have an entrepreneurial sense for supporting the business and are willing to find pragmatic, but effective solutions
•    You identify and report legal risks, provide professional advice, expertise and guidance, and apply sound judgement beyond the dimensions of laws and regulations
•    You are a trusted business partner, who manages relationships and communicates legal concepts clearly and succinctly
•    You possess excellent drafting, negotiation, influencing and legal project management skills 
•    You openly share assumptions, beliefs, values and thought process in reaching conclusions and are receptive to constructive challenge, willing to learn, self-reflective, and collaborative
•    You take accountability for progress and/or outcomes, apply a measured appetite for risk, and plan ahead to deliver workable solutions


We are looking forward to receive your application!



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