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Risk Analyst, Associate Director


Zurich North America is currently hiring an Alternative Investments Risk Analyst (Associate Director), within Zurich Alternative Asset Management (ZAAM).  This person will work out of our New York City office and report to the Chief Risk Officer for Zurich Alternative Asset Management.  This person will work on quantitative analysis of alternative assets including risk due diligence on hedge funds. 


ZAAM manages alternative assets on a discretionary basis pursuant to investment mandates on behalf of the various subsidiaries of Zurich Insurance Group, AG.  ZAAM seeks to achieve superior risk-adjusted returns relative to liabilities through its investments in hedge funds, private equity and commercial real estate.  The ZAAM Risk Team is responsible for risk oversight as well as portfolio analytics for these assets.


The Risk Analyst generates insights within alternative asset management by applying rigorous mathematical techniques, while developing methodology. The ideal candidate is a highly-motivated and detail-oriented team player. He/She articulates clear and actionable conclusions to address investment problems.


Basic Qualifications: 


  • Bachelor’s Degree and 6 or more years of experience in the investment management, risk management, data management areas OR
  • Master’s Degree and 4 or more years of experience in the investment management, risk management, data management areas 


Preferred Qualifications: 


  • Masters in Finance, Economics or Quantitative discipline
  • Experience as quantitative analyst in a financial firm with responsibilities involving: (a) portfolio construction and risk management, (b) risk due diligence for alternative investments, or (c) financial engineering and structured products
  • Knowledge of the insurance industry and ALM practices
  • Familiarity with quantitative techniques such as simulation and regression
  • Experience with coding (VBA, SQL or R)
  • Familiarity with financial markets
  • Competence in building statistical spreadsheet models
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • CFA or CAIA certification


As a condition of employment at Zurich, employees must adhere to our COVID-related health and safety protocols (https://www.zurichna.com/careers/faq), including, without limitation, a requirement that employees attest as to their vaccination status with a YES/NO, and upload proof of vaccination status, or negative COVID test results when allowable, to a third-party vendor. These are continuously re-evaluated and the requirements may change at any time. 


A future with Zurich

Now is the time to move forward and make a difference. At Zurich, we want you to share your unique perspectives, experiences and ideas so we can grow and drive sustainable change together. As part of a leading global organization, Zurich North America has over 148 years of experience managing risk and supporting resilience. Today, Zurich North America is a leading provider of commercial property-casualty insurance solutions and a wide range of risk management products and services for businesses and individuals. We serve more than 25 industries, from agriculture to technology, and we insure 90% of the Fortune 500®. Our growth strategy is not limited to our business. As an employer, we strive to provide ongoing career development opportunities, and we foster an environment where voices are diverse, behaviors are inclusive, actions drive equity, and our people feel a sense of belonging. Be a part of the next evolution of the insurance industry. Join us in building a brighter future for our colleagues, our customers and the communities we serve. Zurich maintains a comprehensive employee benefits package for employees as well as eligible dependents and competitive compensation. Please click here to learn more.


As a global company, Zurich recognizes the diversity of our workforce as an asset. We recruit talented people from a variety of backgrounds with unique perspectives that are truly welcome here. Taken together, diversity and inclusion bring us closer to our common goal: exceeding our customers’ expectations. Zurich does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status. EOE disability/vet 


Zurich does not accept unsolicited resumes from search firms or employment agencies. Any unsolicited resume will become the property of Zurich American Insurance. If you are a preferred vendor, please use our Recruiting Agency Portal for resume submission. 


Location(s): AM - New York

Remote Working: No

Schedule: Full Time

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