Responsible Investment Analyst, 80 - 100%

Zurich Insurance Company Ltd
Zurich, Switzerland
Oct 14, 2017
Oct 18, 2017
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Within the Zurich Group, we are a community of about 500 investment professionals worldwide. Being responsible for managing Zurich's own assets of about 200 billion dollars, we are an important partner for the Group's insurance business.

Responsible Investment lies at the core of how we manage our assets. Our strategy focuses on ESG integration across asset classes, impact investing and driving change in the industry. With a variety of ongoing initiatives and an impact investment portfolio of over USD 2.5 billion, Zurich is a leader in the market.

Our people are at the core of what we do. We recognize that people and culture are important for our business. This defines how we hire, develop and motivate our people. We welcome diversity and are proud to offer a broad range of flexible work environments that allow you to balance work and private life.

To complete our team, we are looking for you: As an excellent team member, you are excited about working in a diverse environment. You are a creative thinker who challenges conventional wisdom and helps us to further improve the way we generate value for the Zurich Group. If you are passionate about what you do and have a positive can-do attitude, then we are your employer.

Your Role

The Analyst will support the Head of Responsible Investment in all aspects of the implementation of the Group's strategy for Responsible Investment. The Analyst will interface across Investment Management's global team and with Group functions such as Corporate Responsibility, Communications and Investor Relations, taking on an important role in internal and external collaboration and communication efforts.

As a Responsible Investment Analyst your main responsibilities will involve:
  • Maintain and improve reporting in the context of various internal (KPIs) and external commitments (eg PRI, DJSI and CDP), including the collection of information from internal and external asset managers.
  • Maintain a Responsible Investment position statement as well as general documentation and slide ware of the Responsible Investment strategy and support internal and external communication
  • Support local teams in the execution of proxy votes and other aspects of strategy implementation
  • Support the analysis of impact investing opportunities, such as green bonds, and refine the impact measurement approach
  • Conduct research and background analysis on topics related to Responsible Investment as required

Your Skills and Experience

As a Responsible Investment Analyst your skills and qualifications will ideally include:
  • Bachelors degree (BSc or equivalent first university degree) in sciences, finance, economics or business (minimum)
  • If degree(s) is in sciences or fields not directly related to investments, finance or economics a CFA or related work experience is a strong plus
  • Specialist knowledge of investments and capital markets or sustainability and responsible investment gained from 1 to 3 years of experience in financial services or consulting
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Strong communication (oral and written) skills in English, preferably at native level, with ability to communicate and relate to senior management and external audiences
  • Proficient use of main desk top computer applications
  • Entrepreneurial, passionate and highly independent team player

Additional Information

Primary work location is Zürich. The travel requirement is up to 10%.
If you value an exciting and varied working environment and meet the above requirements, then our recruiter Urs Kaeslin is looking forward to receiving your application by clicking on the button "Apply online".

You can find additional information about Zurich as an employer and about the candidate journey on our career site .

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Who we are

Zurich is a strong brand - more than 1.4 million Swiss customers place their trust in our products and services. Our 54,000 employees worldwide form the basis of our success, helping our customers in 210 countries and territories to understand and protect themselves from risk. In order to deliver our services, we offer our employees flexible working models and interesting opportunities for further training & development. As a Zurich employee you benefit from a multitude of advantages as well as a strong culture, characterized by acceptance, diversity and team spirit.

At Zurich we are an equal opportunity employer. We attract and retain the best qualified individuals available, without regard to race/ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age or disability.

Information for recruitment agencies

Zurich accepts no unsolicited applications from recruitment agencies for this position. We therefore request that recruitment agencies do not submit any candidate documents neither via our employees nor through our online career portal.

We refuse any responsibility for unsolicited applications as well as any associated fees. Thank you for your understanding.