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

Associate Director Hedge Funds


Zurich Alternative Asset Management (ZAAM) is seeking an Associate Director to join our Hedge Fund team. This position will have primary coverage responsibility for hedge fund managers in the portfolio. With guidance from the Head of Hedge Funds, this person sources and conducts due diligence on hedge fund managers, research and analyze 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


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

OR (if no CFA)

  • 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 Degree or PhD

  • Experience in hedge funds, Fixed Income and/or

  • Experience collaborating in a team environment

  • Goal oriented

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Advanced experience in data-driven analysis

  • Advanced Microsoft skills specifically in Excel

  • Strong statistical knowledge and quantitative modeling skills

  • Java, Python, SQL, Matlab, VBA, or other scripting languages a plus

  • Solid understanding of quantitative methods, finance, economics and market cycles

Additional Information:

Imagine working for a company that truly cares about their employees, customers, stakeholders, and communities they serve. Imagine working for a values-driven organization that has the ambition and desire to be the best global insurance provider in the world. Zurich is that place where 55,000 employees across approximately 200 countries and territories are all focused on helping people and helping companies protect what is truly most important to them. We are a values-driven organization that takes pride in the work that we do every day and we have the ambition to be the best global insurer in the world.

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Primary Location: United States-New York-New York

Schedule Full-time

Travel Yes, 10 % of the Time

Relocation Available Yes

Job Posting 05/03/18

Unposting Date Ongoing

Req ID: 180003LK