Senior Risk Manager

Zurich, Suisse

Job Type

Full Time

About Us

Arc Vermeil is an international recruitment firm specialized in placement of executives and managers in the financial services Industry. Our agengy had been mandated on the following job

About the Role

We are looking for an experienced and collaborative risk manager with strong communication skills to join our Risk Management division. Reporting into the Chief Risk Officer, you will work very independently on risk assessment for transactions as well as the ongoing operation and enhancement of the risk management models. As part of a very senior and highly professionally operating team, you will share responsibility for key legal entity products such as the ORSA and the SST reports.

Your responsibilities

• Perform ongoing risk management for the portfolio & risk assessments for new transactions

• Responsible for operating and enhancing the SST capital model

• Further develop the SST internal model to ensure that it properly reflects the risks within the respective business at all times

• Responsible for the running the ORSA process and contribute to the overall process and report

• Support the CRO in the annual strategic risk assessment process and in the identification of emerging risks

• Contribute to the definition and refinement of the overall risk strategy & risk management framework

• Liaise with NewRe internal stakeholders and relevant Munich Re units (esp. Underwriting, Reserving, Finance)

• Support modelling and reporting in other risk modules through peer review

• Support and train other team members and staff in capital modelling and actuarial techniques

Plus any additional duties and responsibilities that may reasonably be expected to be undertaken in accordance with the role.


• University degree in mathematics/science, or related quantitative subject

• At least 7 years’ experience in the insurance/reinsurance industry or the audit/consulting space

• Experience of capital modelling techniques and statistical methods used risk management

• Reporting experience in either an SST or SII environment

• Excellent knowledge of the Swiss regulatory framework

• Excellent knowledge of a re/insurer’s balance sheet and of principles of IFRS and Swiss GAAP

• Deep experience in non-life risk management topics would be considered beneficial

• Experience in qualitative risk management (e.g. Internal Control System) and extensive experience with internal SST or SII models would be a plus

• Good presentation skills

• Matlab/R/VBA experience

• Tertiary qualification e.g. qualified actuary, CERA, CFA

• Very strong analytical thinker

• Enthusiastic about working in a highly experienced and committed team

• Able to present and discuss risk management activities with NewRe’s senior management

• Very good organisational skills

• Independent working style

• A very good eye for detail combined with the ability to recognise the wider implications

• Fluent in English

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