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Graduate Natural Catastrophe Specialist

Swiss Re AG

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Graduate Natural Catastrophe Specialist

Graduate Natural Catastrophe Specialist

Switzerland - Zurich

Corporate Title: Associate

Division: Property & Speciality Underwriting

Department: Property Centre 

Recruiter:  Cécile Pineau 


About the role

We are looking for graduates with strong interpersonal skills who are eager to learn and broaden their knowledge and expertise.
For our graduates@swissre programme, we invite people with a Bachelor, Master or PhD degree with 0-3 years of professional experience to apply for this unique opportunity.
The programme offers you the chance to join the dynamic, fast-moving world of a specialised financial services organisation. Over an 18-month period, you'll receive on-the-job training in your role and an opportunity for a job rotation.


About the team

Swiss Re is a key reinsurance and insurance provider globally with the Property Centre Reinsurance being in charge of steering the property reinsurance business. The main focus is on catastrophic perils such as natural hazard (nat cat), cyber or terrorism and on man-made (including fire) events.

The Nat Cat Facultative Reinsurance team with a total of 4 cross-functional and cross-cultural team members is part of the Property Centre and supports the underwriters in writing the cat property business. The ultimate goal is to provide underwriting support and expertise to the business units to improve the quality and size of our single risk property business yet keeping the total loss from catastrophic events under control. The team strongly collaborates with Single Risk Underwriters, Facultative Product Management, Risk Engineers and other in-house expert teams such as Cat Perils (Swiss Re's in-house nat cat model development team).

As a Natural Catastrophe Specialist, you will:

• Support property single risk underwriting, with a special focus on natural catastrophic perils such as wind, flood or earthquake.
• Be involved in assessments of more recent cat risks such as cyber or terrorism.
• Work closely together with professionals in Underwriting on projects with direct business implications.
• Apply quantitative and qualitative analysis for (new) property single risk reinsurance products.
• Apply valuation techniques, conduct model and data analysis.
• Perform independent research to support portfolio analysis and parameter estimation.
• Actively collaborate in a truly international environment by experiencing first-hand the challenges of a global, multi-cultural organisation.


About You

• Successfully completed university degree, preferably in geophysics, engineering or another natural science discipline or equivalent
• Strong interest in/motivation to learn about property reinsurance
• Very good communication and interpersonal skills
• Strong analytical skills and can focus on details without losing track of the bigger picture
• Excellent oral and written English skills; additional language skills advantageous, in particular German, French or Spanish
• Proficiency in MS Office applications (Excel, PowerPoint, Word)
• SQL and/or VBA programming skills would be an additional advantage
• Innovative, showing a high degree of own initiative
• Team-player, willingness to contribute actively to the overall team spirit in a global and multicultural environment
• Aptitude to express him-/herself effectively in one-on-one conversations and small groups
• Mature & self-confident; Able to work with clients, business partners or senior colleagues
• Capacity to readily adapt to a changing and dynamic environment
• Proven expertise to work independently and proactively