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Zurich NA Associate Director, Hedge Funds in New York, New York

Associate Director, Hedge Funds


Zurich Alternative Asset Management (ZAAM) is currently recruiting for an Associate Director, Hedge Funds. This person will work out of our New York City office and report to the Head of Hedge Funds.

The Associate Director has primary coverage responsibility for hedge fund managers in the portfolio. With guidance from the Head of Hedge Funds, sources and conducts due diligence on hedge fund managers, research and analyse strategies such as distressed, merger arbitrage, convertible arbitrage, global macro, commodities, and fixed income arbitrage using quantitative and qualitative techniques.

Responsibilities include:

  • Sourcing new managers

  • Performing initial screening and comprehensive investment due diligence of prospective funds

  • Preparing clear and comprehensive reports on manager meetings and portfolio analysis

  • Researching, developing, and implementing quantitative performance and risk analytical tools

  • Improving, updating, and streamlining due diligence infrastructure to comply with industry best practices

  • Creating innovative portfolio construction tools and analytics

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor Degree in investments, sciences, finance, economics, mathematics, or computer science with 7 or more years of experience in the investment management or asset management area AND

  • CFA, only if a Bachelor Degree is in sciences or computer science OR

  • Experience in insurance industry as a financial analyst, economist, investment strategist,risk manager

  • Experience in financial institutions as financial analyst, financial engineer, structure, trader, risk manager

  • Experience consulting in a consulting firm in the areas of investments, insurance, risk management, financial analytics

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Masters level degree OR PhD in finance, economics, statistics, or mathematics

  • Minimum of 7 years relevant experience in any of:

  • Asset management company or investment department of an insurance company as financial analyst, economist, investment strategist, or risk manager

  • Financial institutions (such as banks) as financial analyst, financial engineer, structurer, trader, risk manager; or

  • Consultant in a consulting firm in the areas of investments, insurance, risk management, financial analytics

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Advanced experience in data-driven analysis

  • Advanced Microsoft skills

As a condition of employment at Zurich, employees must adhere to any COVID-related health and safety protocols in place at that time ( https://www.zurichna.com/careers/faq ).

A future with Zurich. What can go right when you apply at Zurich?

Now is the time to move forward and make a difference. At Zurich, we want you to share your unique perspectives, experiences and ideas so we can grow and drive sustainable change together. As part of a leading global organization, Zurich North America has over 150 years of experience managing risk and supporting resilience. Today, Zurich North America is a leading provider of commercial property-casualty insurance solutions and a wide range of risk management products and services for businesses and individuals. We serve more than 25 industries, from agriculture to technology, and we insure 90% of the Fortune 500®. Our growth strategy is not limited to our business. As an employer, we strive to provide ongoing career development opportunities, and we foster an environment where voices are diverse, behaviors are inclusive, actions drive equity, and our people feel a sense of belonging. Be a part of the next evolution of the insurance industry. Join us in building a brighter future for our colleagues, our customers and the communities we serve. Zurich maintains a comprehensive employee benefits package for employees as well as eligible dependents and competitive compensation. Please clickhere (https://www.zurichna.com/careers) to learn more.

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Location(s): AM - New York

Remote Working: Hybrid

Schedule: Full Time

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