Our opportunity Do you want to contribute to Zurich's Global Investment Management organization, its business strategy, projects and to pursue innovation and continuous improvement?
Investment Management is Zurich’s center of competence for managing over USD 210bn of insurance assets. The Associate Director - Structured Product Specialist has primary coverage responsibility for the derivatives portfolio and product developments in continental Europe.
Your role You will responsible for :
Develop and ensure that best practice standards on derivatives pricing and documentation are being utilized Assist the head of Financial engineering on legal documentations and subsequent regulatory reviews
Supports the coordination of the transformation of methodologies, measurement and processes within the Strategy Implementation department.
Set-up efficient tools to systematically monitor derivatives exposures
Develop quantitative approaches that involve the development of in-house methodologies
Provides advice on price verification, product control best practice and associated IT issues. Ensure that new products can flow across information system.
Provides support in analyzing programs for investment strategy. Provides specialist resources to a range of both internal and external ad-hoc requests.
Generated trade ideas / investment strategies through top-down and / or security-specific analysis, considering drivers of first- and higher-order risks and internal objectives
Provide advice on the use of structured Unit Linked products - Evaluate the needs of current and potential customer base and improve existing / or develop new financial solutions;
assist product development teams and local investment teams to the launch of new products. Ability to manage the whole value chain of product construction to meet client objectives.
Pricing and Execution of Structured Notes Lead, draft (and review) documentation with respect to new (and current) transactions in collaboration with the Legal & Compliance department Your Skills and Experience As a Structured Product Specialist your skills and qualifications will ideally include :
Master degree, preferably in Mathematics / Physics, Finance or Economics. Holding a PhD in any of these subjects is preferable.
Relevant work experience in banking, or asset management desirable (5-10 years) as financial engineer, Structurer, trader, risk manager for derivatives
Quantitative financial modelling of derivatives and structured products including programming experience
Proven quantitative experience particularly focused on developing derivative pricing models, portfolio valuation techniques, risk measurement and simulation tools
Excellent English communication (oral and written) skills. Knowledge of German is an advantage.Knowledge :
Thorough understanding and knowledge of financial products, capital markets, and investment structures with a special focus on derivatives
Excellent understanding of Unit linked products and structured products
Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint including financial market information tools (i.e. Bloomberg)
Programming skills (C++, or other first tier languages i.e. Python) with an ability to analyze data and interpret results
Experience in managing derivatives procurement and execution processesSoft Skills :
High level of commitment and dedication to the goals of the department and the company
Open minded, analytical thinker who sets high standards
Team Player but also Self-driven
Ability to project confidence, communicate effectively and argue persuasively with senior professionals
Ability to evolve in a global organization and proven track record working in multiple jurisdictions environment
Strong ability to build and maintain relationships with internal and external stakeholders Zurich Benefits As well as a competitive salary, we offer an excellent lifestyle benefits package which includes : -Flexible Compensation-Meal allowance tickets-Flexwork : 20 hours per week of home-office.
Pension Plan after 1 year in the company.-Life Insurance-Insurance and Banking offer.-Gym Discounts-Zurich Wellness, sports activities at noon (yoga, pilates and jogging).
Free English lessons Additional Information Primary work location is Barcxcelona. Who we are
Looking for a challenging and inspiring work environment where you can make a difference? At Zurich millions of individuals and businesses place their trust in our products and services every day.
Our 55,000 employees worldwide form the basis of our success, enabling, businesses and communities to face a world of risk with confidence.
Imagine if you could help people do this all over the world. You’d give them confidence and reassurance by protecting what they love most.
It’s a big challenge, but you will be supported by a world-class team who believe in helping you to reach your full potential and deliver on our promises.
We are already on our way and we are changing the way we do insurance. In order to do so we need people with talent, willing to learn and a lot of passion! Want to Join Us?
ZURICH, 13 consecutive years being considered as top employer. For those who truly love!
Zurich Insurance has the policy to be an equal opportunity employer. We aim to attract and retain the best qualified individuals available, without regard to criteria such as race / ethnicity, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age or disability.