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Position: Risk Analyst
Institution: RenaissanceRe Europe AG
Department: Corporate Risk
Location: Zürich, Switzerland
Duties: Technical analysis and risk modeling resulting in recommendations and underwriting support on assumed risks including but not limited to primary and facultative reinsurance, catastrophe excess of loss and proportional business, assumed and ceded retro, capital market transactions; Supporting evaluation, deployment, and development of internal and third-party catastrophe models; Supporting enhancements and development of internal risk and underwriting systems including exposure management, underwriting and portfolio management and reporting tools; Support ad hoc projects such as model research, benchmarking studies and portfolio analysis; Develop and support portfolio and deal-level reporting enhancements and capabilities
Requirements: Minimum BSc in Natural Sciences, Mathematics, Actuarial Studies, Physics, Computer Science or Engineering discipline is strongly preferred; No experience required, though some insurance/reinsurance experience is beneficial including basic understanding of insurance/reinsurance structures and financial terms and conditions; Developing an understanding or basic knowledge of risk fundamentals and metrics such as expected loss/AAL, exceedance probability, VaR, TVaR etc; Familiarity with industry leading risk modelling software preferred; Fluent in English, any other European language is an advantage; Swiss Work Permit
   
Text: POSITION TITLE: Risk Analyst LOCATION: Zurich DEPARTMENT: Corporate Risk POSITION SUMMARY Integral to the underwriting process, responsible for the analysis and underwriting recommendations of assumed risks, systems, and model development, analysis and support, and resource for new product development and portfolio analytics PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES • Technical analysis and risk modeling resulting in recommendations and underwriting support on assumed risks including but not limited to primary and facultative reinsurance, catastrophe excess of loss and proportional business, assumed and ceded retro, capital market transactions • Supporting evaluation, deployment, and development of internal and third-party catastrophe models • Supporting enhancements and development of internal risk and underwriting systems including exposure management, underwriting and portfolio management and reporting tools • Support ad hoc projects such as model research, benchmarking studies and portfolio analysis • Develop and support portfolio and deal-level reporting enhancements and capabilities EXPECTED SKILLS/KNOWLEDGE/EXPERIENCE • Developing an understanding or basic knowledge of risk fundamentals and metrics such as expected loss/AAL, exceedance probability, VaR, TVaR etc • Proficient in Microsoft Excel and knowledge of other statistical or GIS software such as MatLab and/or ArcGIS preferred • Familiarity with industry leading risk modelling software preferred • Minimum BSc in Natural Sciences, Mathematics, Actuarial Studies, Physics, Computer Science or Engineering discipline is strongly preferred • No experience required, though some insurance/reinsurance experience is beneficial including basic understanding of insurance/reinsurance structures and financial terms and conditions • Excellent analytical skills, proficient knowledge of statistics and computing skills • Computer programming skills such as SQL, Python, R preferred • Excellent written, verbal communication and interpersonal skills • Fluent in English, any other European language is an advantage • Swiss Work Permit This is a fast-paced business environment, demanding a strong work ethic and a focused, detailed and results-oriented approach. We are an equal opportunity employer. We provide equal opportunity to all applicants and employees regardless of race, colour, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, pregnancy, disability, military status or other legally protected categories.
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