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Interns@swissre 2020 - Business Development
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Swiss Re | Armonk, NY
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Interns@swissre 2020 - Business Development

About Swiss Re

The Swiss Re Group 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. It anticipates and manages risk - from natural catastrophes to climate change, from ageing populations to cybercrime. The aim of the Swiss Re Group is to enable society to thrive and progress, creating new opportunities and solutions for its clients. Headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, where it was founded in 1863, the Swiss Re Group operates through a network of around 80 offices globally. It is organised into three Business Units, each with a distinct strategy and set of objectives contributing to the Group's overall mission.

About the role

Swiss Re is seeking a candidate with a strong interest in the insurance industry & capital markets for our Business Development team. The main focus of the Business Development intern is to perform detailed analyses on client financials and explore strategic needs in order to identify profitable business opportunities for Swiss Re. The ideal candidate will coordinate or facilitate the development of high quality analytics and client related presentation materials. This position requires a solid understanding of basic corporate finance and financial analysis. You will be expected to utilize publicly available financial information, as well as statutory regulatory filings and analyze the information within an insurance context. As a Business Development Intern you will be required to prepare financial models projecting income statements, balance sheets, and capital structures to illustrate how different Swiss Re (re)insurance or insurance linked capital markets offerings may be of service to our clients. Through your interactions as the Business Development Intern you will have close collaboration with senior members of Business Development, as well as other functional areas within Swiss Re including Client Markets, Products, and Finance, as well as with colleagues globally.


Every year, Swiss Re offers internships to a number of bright and highly motivated students, enabling them to benefit from the company's global perspective and to discover the world. A Swiss Re internship can be much more than a temporary job - it can be your first step to a rewarding career. The program is expected to last 12 weeks, offers competitive salaries, and is offered in different Swiss Re locations.

About you

* In Junior year of an undergrad degree program or first year Graduate students
* Exceptional academic performance (GPA of 3.0 and above)
* Excellent oral and written communication skills
* Must be self-motivated, hardworking, analytical and proactive
* Must be able to work well with individuals at all levels within the organization and be able to articulate ideas

About the team

The Business Development team works within both the Property & Casualty and Life & Health areas of Swiss Re and potential exists for access to both.

About You

* Advanced Excel & PowerPoint skills are necessary and good computer aptitude is required (pivot tables, formulas, vlookups), Powerpoint, Bloomberg
* Strong analytical and quantitative skills
* Highly motivated with an ability to work in a collaborative environment
* Ability to sustain high level of work output and meet very tight deadlines
* Independent thinking and creative problem solving skills

Majors: Risk Management and Insurance, Finance, Economics, Engineering are preferred. Liberal arts majors with demonstrated strong quantitative skills will also be considered. Additional Notes -Double major of Finance and Risk Management and Insurance preference - someone who is used to looking at financial data/statements; insurance background a plus; someone who knows what to look for with financials;

Interested candidates should apply through www.swissre.com/interns. Applications will only be accepted through our website.

The Company is an equal opportunity employer. It is the practice of the Company to recruit, hire and promote without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, pregnancy, sexual orientations, marital status, military status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Decisions on employment are solely based on an individual's qualifications for the position being filled.

During the recruitment process, reasonable accommodations for disabilities are available upon request. If contacted for an interview, please inform the Recruiter/HR Professional of the accommodation needed.