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Zurich, Zurich, CH

P&C Actuary (1 year contract) (80 - 100%)


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 team and your role

The Actuarial Control team is part of Risk Management with Group responsibilities to both the Chief Actuary (Head of The Actuarial Control team is part of Risk Management with Group responsibilities to both the Chief Actuary (Head of Actuarial Control) and the Chief Risk Officer. We provide independent oversight for the Group on both L&H and P&C Reserves as well as independent validation of the Group Internal Capital Model and models used for reserving and costing.


This is an opportunity to become part of a highly skilled team of senior actuaries providing high quality assurance on actuarial matters. Actuarial Control provides senior management and the Board(s) of Directors with assurance that reserves are adequate - by offering independent opinion, challenge and oversight on reserving activities. This ensures that Swiss Re can meet its promise to pay out claims, making Swiss Re resilient and ensuring that we can continue to make the world more resilient.


You will become an integral part of the Actuarial Control team ensuring that our reserves remain resilient.

Your responsibilities

In this role you will be supporting the team in:

  • Performing quarterly P&C reserves analyses to come up with an independent view on the reserve's adequacy. 
  • Supporting the production of the quarterly group closing material in providing management with the most relevant information.
  • Supporting the review and implementation of IFRS reporting across both the Group and Risk Management.
  • Supporting continuous process improvements and technology applications by utilizing programming skills, statistical modelling, and data visualization and communication. 


About You


  • Qualified actuary with P&C experience in reserving, financial reporting or pricing
  • Ability to work under pressure, prioritize effectively, and navigate ambiguity
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with good spoken and written English
  • Strong academic background with a good foundation in mathematical statistics and numerical methods
  • Ability in programming in R, Python, VBA or SAS


Equal Opportunity Employer


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, including gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability status. Swiss Re offers modern work models and attractive workplaces that allow all employees to adapt to changing work preferences and life phases.


We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment.

Reference Code: 95373 


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