About Swiss Re Corporate Solutions
Swiss Re is one of the world’s leading providers of reinsurance, insurance and other forms of insurance-based risk transfer.
We anticipate and manage risks, from natural catastrophes and climate change to cybercrime.
Swiss Re Corporate Solutions is the commercial insurance arm of the Swiss Re Group. We offer innovative insurance solutions to large and midsized multinational corporations from our approximately 50 locations worldwide.
We help clients mitigate their risk exposure, whilst our industry-leading claims service provides them with additional peace of mind.
Our success depends on our ability to build an inclusive culture encouraging fresh perspectives and innovative thinking.
Swiss Re Corporate Solutions embraces a workplace where everyone has equal opportunities to thrive and develop professionally regardless of their age, gender, race, ethnicity, gender identity and / or expression, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, skillset, thought or other characteristics.
In our inclusive and flexible environment everyone can bring their authentic selves to work.
About the Role
Swiss Re Corporate Solutions is a market leader in the weather and Electricity Price and Outage (ELPRO) business. Firms use these products to manage their exposure to weather and to commodity price risks created by unplanned outages, a common operational risk in the power industry.
In particular, Energy companies hedge demand uncertainty with weather products.
The business is skewed toward hedging warm winter risk for gas and power utilities. We want to diversify into covering exposures other than temperature, particularly wind and rainfall.
The European business has a strong base among Europe's top utilities. Origination talent is needed to maintain that base and grow from there.
The candidate will :
Help drive geographic expansion and new product development beyond the existing book of business with leading energy companies in Europe
Use his / her relationships as a platform, identify new transactions with existing clients and further grow the business with new energy clients
Align the product offering with local conditions as they evolve, both using existing products and creating new ones
Represent the firm's weather and outage protection business in the region
The position reports to the London-based Head of Origination for EMEA / Asia Pacific.
University degree with 2 plus years' experience in relevant energy (mainly power, gas) trading environment
Proficiency in German language is a must
Contacts in the European energy markets and hands-on knowledge both of energy products and the weather product offering or other structured commodity hedging products would be a plus
Good sales skills, including if possible a track record in helping develop new business and new clients
High-quality data analysis skills, including ability to assess and manage weather and commodity price data and analyse deal and product structures