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Structured Credit Strategist 80-100%


Did you know that at Zurich, credit is one of the largest asset classes for the group and a key contributor to the returns and risks of our investment portfolio? 


Our market strategies within Group Investment Management is looking for a credit strategist in structured/collateralised markets.

For this role a specialised technical know-how of these markets is required, which have an impact on the broader macro economy as well as credit and broader financial markets. 


Do you have this in-depth know-how and are you able to think laterally to apply problem solving skills to derive market strategies in these products? Do you also have an ability to lead discussions and present arguments convincingly to convince global top management of the group is which is a critical skill we need?
If yes, then you are at the right place and we are looking forward to receiving your application!

What you will do


  • Use problem solving skills and lateral thinking, along with own specialist know-how to analyse complex collateralised credit sectors to identify investment opportunities, risks and strategies. 
  • Use specialist know-how to conduct proprietary analysis of the information from various news sources and sell-side research, sales and trading contacts. Maintain and build good relationships with the sell-side investment community.
  • Use problem solving skills to conceptually aid in the building of sophisticated quantitative pricing models to analyse these complex securities in different market scenarios.
  • Use lateral thinking to identify impact of developments in these markets to the broader markets and the economy.
  • Use knowledge of credit markets to derive linkages and impacts on the broader economy and financial markets.
  • Present and defend views to the top decision-makers in the group and be accountable for the performance of these views.


What you bring


  • Around 10 years of experience on the sell side in research, trading or sales or on the buy side asset managers or hedge funds in roles dealing with collateralised credit investments.
  • At least a Master’s degree or a Ph.D. in Business, Science, Engineering, Economics or Finance is sought, although exceptional candidates with Bachelor’s degrees will also be considered.
  • Highly specialised know-how from experience in securitized credit markets is a key requirement, with a thorough understanding of the market drivers. 
  • An ability to think laterally and apply problem solving skills to conceptualise and use quantitative models to conduct proprietary analysis is required.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English, as well as good presentation skills.
  • Knowledge of financial market information tools such as Bloomberg as well as Microsoft office software.


Additional Information


We look forward to receiving your online application. 


Zurich wants to attract the best talent and we acknowledge that talents might not always be available full-time. At Zurich we will consider requests for flexible working. Many of our employees work flexibly in a variety of ways. Please talk to us during the interview about the flexibility you may need.


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Zurich does not accept any applications from recruitment agencies for this position. We refuse any responsibility for unsolicited applications as well as any associated fees.


Why Zurich


At Zurich, we like to think outside the box and challenge the status quo. We take an optimistic approach by focusing on the positives and constantly asking What can go right? 

We are an equal opportunity employer who knows that each employee is unique - that’s what makes our team so great! 
Join us as we constantly explore new ways to protect our customers and the planet.

  • Location(s):  CH - Zürich 
  • Remote working:
  • Schedule: Full Time
  • Recruiter name: Mélina Carnal

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