ILS Reinsurance & Accounting Manager

Schroders Investment Management
Zurich, Switzerland
Sep 27, 2020
Oct 10, 2020
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Schroders, with headquarters in London, employs over 5000 talented people worldwide, operating in 35 different countries across Europe, the Americas, Asia, the Middle East and Africa, close to the markets in which we invest and close to our clients. Schroders has developed under stable ownership for over 200 years and long-term thinking governs our approach to investing, building client relationships and growing our business.
Schroders in Switzerland is a renowned Financial Institution with around 400 employees located in Zurich and Geneva. For our private clients we provide tailor made investment solutions and complementary financial services. On behalf of institutional and retail investors, financial institutions and high net worth clients from around the world, we invest in a broad range of asset classes across equities, fixed income, multi-asset and alternatives. We also specialize in providing high-quality private equity solutions to our clients.
For our Product Operations Desk within Schroder Investment Management (Switzerland) AG (SIMSAG) in Zurich we are looking for a
ILS Reinsurance & Accounting Manager

Job specification
  • Provide and coordinate with internal and external counterparties operational support to the Schroder Secquaero ILS investment desk
  • Manage the OTC transaction execution process
  • Trust account handling (including release of collateral, controlling premium payments and counterparty relationship handling)
  • (Re-) insurance shadow oversight & collateral management
  • Coordinate and oversee projects such as implementation of operational changes, process developments and product onboarding
  • Analysis, control and management of data for internal and external reporting
  • Key relationship handling with external counterparties i.e. monitor the quality of services delegated to third parties (quality of delivery of services delegated and compliance with Service Level Agreements)
  • Regular contact with internal and external parties. This may involve routine information exchange; assisting others in activities such as selling, maintaining client / supplier relationships

Required profile
  • University degree or equivalent, CFA or CAIA (or equivalent accounting background) is a plus
  • A minimum of 8-10 years prior experience in the financial services industry, preferably in
  • (Re-) insurance and/or fund management
  • A deep understanding of the (Re-) insurance and asset management industry, including market developments, fund administration, regulatory challenges and portfolio operations.
  • Very good understanding in the Insurance Linked Security asset class
  • Deep knowledge in (Re-)insurance accounting
  • Solid understanding of legal frameworks and regulations for investment funds and industry practices (e.g. UCITS, SFAMA guidelines, GIPS standards, etc.)
  • Integrity and ability to interact with people in a firm and professional manner
  • Strategic thinker, self-starter and solution-orientated individual
  • Ability to manage projects independently
  • Ability to communicate detailed and complex concepts and ideas in a concise and clear manner
  • Fluency in English and German

We offer a challenging, diverse and supportive working environment as well as modern employment conditions in an international, dynamic and entrepreneurial environment. The office is located at Central, only 5 minutes from Zurich main station.

Schroder Investment Management (Switzerland) AG
Human Resources
Pfingstweidstrasse 60, CH-8031 Zürich, Schweiz
Tel: +41 (0)44 250 11 11

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