Head of US and UK Market Strategy

Highly Competitive
16 Jul 2014
31 Jul 2014
Director, Senior Manager
Contract Type

Who we are

Zurich is one of the world’s leading insurance groups, and one of the few to operate on a global basis. Our mission is to help our customers understand and protect themselves from risk.  With 55,000 employees serving customers in more than 170 countries, we aspire to become the best global insurer as measured by our customers, employees and shareholders. We help individuals, small and medium sized companies and global corporations around the world understand and protect themselves from risk by offering a wide range of insurance products, solutions and advisory services.

Our opportunity

  • Investment Management’s mission is to achieve superior risk-adjusted investment returns relative to liabilities
  • Investment Management’s ambition is to be the best global insurance investment manager, as measured by its customers, its shareholders and its people
  • Within Investment Management, the Market Strategy & Macroeconomics Team is the center of competence for providing a consistent and prescient financial market and global economic view for the Group

Your role

In this core function within Zurich’s Investment Management team, you will develop theeconomic backdrop and investment strategy for the US and UK markets for the Groupworldwide. This will entail devising economic scenarios and proposing profitable investment strategies for US and UK equities and sovereign bonds. You will be required to display a systematic and transparent analysis process and be able to debate the wider implications of your findings for the Group globally. We also count on you to communicate investment strategy through publications and presentations. Your deep understanding of the financial markets and macroeconomics are essential for this critical role within the Group.

Your Skills and Experience

You should have a university degree and be a holder of a professional investment qualification, such as CFA. We expect significant investment experience, gained at leading investment institutions, with at least 10 years of experience as a senior portfolio manager, asset allocator or investment strategist. A proven track record is required. Further, you should have a detailed understanding of successful analysis and evaluation techniques and be experienced in formulating and explaining a credible investment outlook. This role also requires excellent communication skills, the ability to project confidence and to debate investment strategy persuasively with senior professionals. We value an independent, logical thinker who is committed to providing high quality work. As a native English speaker, you will possess a high degree of proficiency in verbal and written English. You will be happy to contribute to a dynamic and cooperative spirit within a small team of investment professionals. As an open-minded and ambitious personality, who sets high standards, you will be pleased to work in a constructive team environment within an international, multi-cultural department, based in Switzerland.

Additional Information

Primary work location is Zurich. There will be limited travel requirements. 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 “Apply now” button - Vacancies / Job Portal / Job openings in English / Job Number 140001YI.