About the role
The Swiss Re Life Capital Origination team is responsible for identifying, evaluating and executing acquisitions of life and non-
life insurance portfolios and / or companies across Europe, US and Asia.
The Analyst would support the origination, and execution of M&A transactions and are responsible for market research, target and industry analysis.
The Analyst would assist the Origination team in the sourcing of potential acquisitions and interact with a wide number of functions from across the Swiss Re Life Capital and Swiss Re Group, as well as clients and financial services professionals.
The Analyst will also support the Life Capital CFO on special projects and thus have direct exposure to senior leaders within Life Capital.
The Analyst may be expected to travel depending on the requirements of the role.
Main tasks / activities / responsibilities :
The Analyst on the Origination team is responsible for
Transaction identification & origination
Lead analysis on potential acquisition targets and research on market opportunities, industry trends and potential strategies
Structure and valuation of potential transactions
Preparing internal and external presentations
Developing marketing materials
Support due diligence on transactions
Communicating diligence results to senior members of Life Capital and Swiss Re management
Managing external advisors
Managing due diligence and logistics
Developing and analyzing financial models
Support financial and legal structuring
Support the transaction approval process
Preparing of materials for decision making
Support financial analysis on specific projects for the Life Capital CFO
Tracking and coordinating key internal and external relationships
Substantial experience (circa 2-4 years) in Investment Banking, Financial Services, or the in-house Business Development / M&A team of a leading financial institution;
Good knowledge of US and European financial services industry; insurance experience is a plus
ACA or similar accounting qualification desirable
Master's in finance, economics or similar quantitative discipline desirable
Experience in financial modelling and valuation methodology
Advanced Excel modelling, Word and PowerPoint knowledge
Fluency in English; other European languages advantageous
Analytical rigor, reliable, accurate and with attention to detail
Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills
Strong oral and written communication skills
Ability to collect and synthesize large amounts of information
Strong project management skills with ability to work independently and proactively on multiple projects and to strict deadlines
Entrepreneurial spirit and a team player comfortable working in demanding, fast paced environment
Drive, enthusiasm and strong work ethic
Willingness to travel
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, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability status.