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Senior Credit Portfolio Manager


Job Summary


Zurich Life Ireland is looking for a Senior Credit Portfolio Manager to enhance its in-house asset management team’s skillset in the area of credit assets and to manage European investment grade credit exposures in multi-asset funds, in funds with dedicated credit mandates and in liability-driven portfolios. This role reports to the Chief Investment Officer.

Your Role


  • Manage credit portfolios for the relevant bond and multi-asset funds
  • Manage the credit component of liability-driven funds
  • Demonstrate security analysis capabilities
  • Execute trading activity with clear respect for mandate requirements
  • Contribute to team’s asset allocation group
  • Collaborate with Zurich’s other in-house credit portfolio managers
  • Interact with Zurich’s in-house credit analysts
  • Contribute to existing and new asset-driven propositions in Zurich Life
  • Contribute to written or verbal commentary for investment committees or advisors and clients as required

Job Qualifications


  • Track record of direct management of credit portfolios
  • Thorough understanding of fixed income portfolio management
  • Fundamental credit analysis skills
  • Portfolio construction skills
  • Strong knowledge of the credit asset universe
  • Understanding of liability-driven investing and client fund investing
  • Strong academic background: Bachelor-level degree preferably in economics, finance, business or related disciplines
  • CFA charter-holder status is preferable
  • At least 7 years experience in direct management of credit portfolios preferably in an insurance company or asset manager
  • Proficient in standard investment management tools such as Bloomberg and Excel
  • Excellent verbal and written communication

Additional Information


Work location is Blackrock, Dublin, but occasional travel may be required to other Zurich locations.   If you value an exciting and varied working environment and meet the above requirements, then we are looking forward to receiving your application by clicking on the button “Apply online”.


Who we are


Zurich is one Ireland's leading insurance companies providing a wide range of general insurance and life insurance products and services. The company employs over 1,000 people across its locations in Dublin and Wexford. Zurich is a strong brand, Zurich in Ireland is part of Zurich Insurance Group, a leading multi-line insurer that serves its customers in global and local markets. Our 55,000 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 a competitive compensation package 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.

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