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Junior Economist

Place of work
Mlynské nivy 12, Bratislava, Slovakia (Job with occasional home office)
Contract type
Wage (gross)
From 1 700 EUR/monthOur final offer to you will be set up fairly, considering the skills and experience that you bring to the Swiss Re Group. You can look forward to extra rewards and benefits including an attractive performance-based bonus.

Information about the position

Job description, responsibilities and duties

In this role based in Bratislava at Group Economic Research and Strategy, you will actively contribute to data analytics and research projects around the impact of a variety of macroeconomic indicators on re/insurance market on a regional and global level. The role is an excellent stepping-stone to learn more about industrial research and also exposure to knowledge around re/insurance markets. You should expect a dynamic environment and be able to demonstrate flexibility, adaptability and autonomy in your daily work.

Key tasks and responsibilities include:

Work with various experienced macro and insurance analysts/economists within the team on global/regional economic and insurance trends and research projects.

This includes 1) closely assessing economic variables (GDP, inflation, interest rates, etc), 2) supporting quantitative modelling/estimation, 3) data gathering and cleaning as well as database administration, 4) project management activities and written contributions to our research reports

Conduct literature and data review dedicated to various research projects

Support Swiss Re's thought-leadership topics and client outreach by preparing high-quality and visually appealing presentations and supporting work on publications, incl. compiling and formatting data from our own sigma database and other data sources

Support Group Chief Economist in various tasks (e.g. writing background notes, designing slides, some administrative tasks, etc)

About the Team

Group Economic Research and Strategy (GERS) is part of the Swiss Re Institute, and is responsible for analysing and forecasting the global macroeconomic and insurance market environment. GERS holds a crucial role in steering Swiss Re's capital allocation for both sides of the balance sheet. The team also drives thought leadership on topics of strategic importance and is responsible for Swiss Re's flagship Sigma publication series, including on resilience and the economic impact of climate change.

The team is located across geographies, is highly visible and interacts with a wide variety of key partners and decision makers across Swiss Re and externally.

Swiss Re embraces diversity and equal opportunity. We are committed to building an inclusive team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We collaborate in a flexible working environment, providing our employees with a compelling degree of autonomy to decide how, when and where to work most effectively.

Employee perks, benefits

You can look forward to extra rewards and benefits including:
- Attractive performance-based bonus
- Ultra flexible working time in hybrid setup, allowing you to work also from home
- Modern office spaces in attractive location
- 5 additional days of holiday
- Lunch allowance fully paid by Swiss Re
- Referral bonus
- Pension & risk insurance contribution
- Sick days and sick leave support
- Public transport benefit
- Multisport card

Information about the selection process

This job offer is suitable for people who have been impacted by the invasion of Ukraine.

Our final offer to you will be set up fairly, considering the skills and experience that you bring to the Swiss Re Group. You can look forward to extra rewards and benefits including an attractive performance-based bonus.

We provide feedback to all candidates via email. If you have not heard back from us, please check your spam folder.

Requirements for the employee

Candidates with education suit the position

University education (Bachelor's degree)
University education (Master's degree)
Postgraduate (Doctorate)

Language skills

English - Upper intermediate (B2)

Personality requirements and skills

- Completed university degree in Economics or Finance. A degree from another field, for example on data science is also possible, though excellent working knowledge of Economics/Finance is expected
- Ability to break down, communicate and visualize often complex concepts in an easy and digestible way.
- Both written and verbal communication skills are excellent in English, other languages a plus
- Strong analytical skills and ability to focus on details without losing track of the bigger picture
- Proficiency in MS Office applications (Excel, PowerPoint, Word) is required
- Econometric and programming skills in one of the major statistical software/programming languages (R, Stata, Matlab, Python) is a distinct advantage
- Highly motivated with a can-do attitude; dedication to continuous learning and willingness to challenge and improve the status quo
- Very agile, open-minded and curious personality with ability to work under tight timelines
- Mature and proactive; showing a high degree of own initiative
- Strong interest in/motivation to learn about insurance/reinsurance
- Ability and enthusiasm to work in a global and multicultural environment

We are looking forward to your application!


Brief description of the company

As the world's leading and most diversified global reinsurer, we offer as our core business financial services products that enable risk taking essential to enterprise and progress. Our company was founded in Zurich, Switzerland in 1863, and operates in more than 25 countries and provides its expertise and services to clients throughout the world. We combine financial strengths with experience, knowledge and creative thought to explore new opportunities in the interests of our clients, staff and shareholders.

Number of employees

1700 and more employees

Company address


Contact person: Sophia Lucia Langer

ID: 4488563  Dátum zverejnenia: 23.1.2023  Základná zložka mzdy (brutto): 1 700 EUR/month