Intern Investment Analyst
Swiss Re
Zurich, Zurich, CH
vor 2 Tg.

About the Role

This is your opportunity to do an internship in one of the world's leading reinsurers and a team of motivated investment professionals within Swiss Re's Asset Management (AM) unit.

Do you have a passion for financial markets and sustainable, long-term investing? Do you like financial market analysis supporting investment action?

In this role, we are looking for someone to contribute to key investment initiatives, support processes and coordinate management information materials along our investment activity.

You will join AM's Financial Markets Programme which is a team of highly motivated analysts, working closely with senior investment professionals and contributing to broader cross-department work.

Your key accountabilities may include :

  • Market research and ad-hoc analysis related to the investment portfolio and its performance, asset classes or the investment outlook
  • Support monitoring activities of AM's investments or market developments in general with updates of key reports and write-ups
  • Help coordinating key processes such as evaluation of new investments, external manager reviews, and implementation of new investment programmes.
  • Contribute to the preparation of committee materials
  • Work on daily tasks, such as market / monitoring report production, meeting preparation, and ad hoc items
  • Support cross-department projects and initiatives, e.g. coordinate knowledge sharing sessions
  • About the Team

    As the AM division we are managing the assets generated from our core insurance and reinsurance business. We drive sustainable performance by following a disciplined, long-term oriented investment approach and focus on a high-quality investment portfolio.

    As a global team of investment professionals, we ensure a strong contribution to Swiss Re's financial performance. In addition, we also support the company's thought leadership on long-term and responsible investing themes, and act as a "Centre of Excellence" for financial market expertise.

    You will be working with high-potential employees in close interaction with more senior financial market professionals of the various investment teams.

    Through multiple projects and daily tasks you will work with people across AM, while reporting into the Head Financial Markets Programme (FMP).

    About You

  • You are either close to completion or have recently completed your Bachelor / Master university degree in Finance, Science (Math / Physics) or Economics
  • You demonstrate a solid understanding of financial market functioning, data analysis and / or macroeconomics
  • Proficiency in MS Office applications. VB programming, Bloomberg skills are a plus
  • You are proficient in English, with an aptitude to express yourself effectively in one-on-one conversations and small group
  • Highly motivated, with an open mind set, and eager to learn
  • Good research and analytical skills, with the ability to apply concepts to financial markets in a rigorous, concise and timely manner
  • Able to focus and pay attention to detail without losing track of the bigger picture
  • You have the capacity to readily adapt to a changing and dynamic environment as well as being innovative and showing a high degree of own initiative
  • Team-player, willingness to contribute actively to the overall team spirit
  • Very good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Well-organised and structured approach to problem solving
  • Duration of internship : 4-6 months, starting April 2020

    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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