Zurich, Zurich, CH

Structurer in Retro Structuring Team - Graduate (Hybrid, m/f/x/d)

We are looking for graduates with strong interpersonal skills, who are eager to learn, broaden their knowledge and expertise and want to make a difference. 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 2024.


The programme offers you the chance to join the dynamic, fast paced world of a leading risk knowledge organisation. Over an 18-month period, you will receive on- and off-the-job training, including a job rotation that gives you the opportunity to work across different lines of business and departments.


About the Team
We offer the opportunity to join the team responsible for Swiss Re's hedging and third-party capital management. We are a diverse and very motivated team committed to thrive and succeed in the task of advancing our hedging capabilities, which is continuously evolving and growing. We are responsible for all retrocession and hedging aspects from strategy to placement and combine structuring, pricing, underwriting, and external marketing in our team.


Do you enjoy challenging the status quo, keeping up to date in a constantly evolving marketplace? As a new Structurer, you have the opportunity to support highly relevant transactions and to play a key part in defining and advancing the Group's future hedging strategy.


About the Role
For the past 30 years there has been convergence between reinsurance and capital markets. Capital markets investors (such as pension funds, endowment funds, sovereign wealth funds etc.) have been investing in (re)insurance risk through innovative structures combining aspects of both reinsurance and capital markets. This has built a very multifaceted and exciting market environment. From the reinsurance side we call this the Alternative Capital market.


Swiss Re is an innovator in the Alternative Capital market and has been since the market's inception. Our Alternative Capital Partners' ("ACP") group is Swiss Re's centre of expertise for Alternative Capital. Within ACP the Retro Structuring Team is responsible for determining what risks we want to pass to investors, and we handle everything from setting the Swiss Re Group's Alternative Capital strategy through to implementing and closing deals. At its core, the team's role is to find the intersection between Swiss Re's and investors' needs however in this role you would gain an understanding of: Swiss Re's capital structure, how Swiss Re manages risk and capital, the Alternative Capital market and the different players and deals that are done.


Key responsibilities

  • Together with the team, you define and maintain a compelling and clear hedging strategy & vision and prepare documents and reports to senior management

  • You analyse trends in the Retro and Alternative Capital market and provide market updates to senior management

  • You interact and collaborate with capital markets investors, reinsurers and brokers

  • You support the team in negotiating and implementing hedging transactions including structuring, pricing, submission through to placement and administration of the transactions

  • Furthermore, you work in interdisciplinary teams with a wide range of internal colleagues (ILS, Underwriting, Client Markets, Risk Management, Operations and Finance) on projects and transactions


About You

Do you bring a results-oriented & can-do demeanor? Are you looking to and are comfortable working in an area that is fluid and dynamic?


  • Minimum of Bachelor's degree with emphasis in Natural Science, Mathematics, Finance, Economics or similar analytical field

  • Broad strategic problem solver with an open mind for innovation and strong focus on execution

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Self-motivated and proactive, strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Great teammate with staying power, operational readiness, and a passion to perform

  • Proficient in English


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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. Combining experience with creative thinking and cutting-edge expertise, we create new opportunities and solutions for our clients. This is possible thanks to the collaboration of more than 14,000 employees across the world.

Our success depends on our ability to build an inclusive culture encouraging fresh perspectives and innovative thinking. We embrace a workplace where everyone has equal opportunities to thrive and develop professionally regardless of their age, gender, race, ethnicity, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, skillset, thought or other characteristics. In our inclusive and flexible environment everyone can bring their authentic selves to work and their passion for sustainability.



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