Willis Towers Watson Investment Banking Associate, Insurance Linked Securities in New York, New York

Investment Banking Associate, Insurance Linked Securities

Date Posted: January 2, 2019

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JOB DESCRIPTION

This is an investment banking associate position in Insurance-Linked Securities (ILS). You will be responsible for working closely with senior team members as part of a strategically critical effort in ILS.

Employment-based non-immigrant visa sponsorship and/or assistance is not offered for this specific job opportunity.

The ILS team structures, originates, and distributes ILS and associated solutions on a global basis. We aim to efficiently connect risk with capital both by using today’s ILS tools and by innovating to develop even better ILS solutions for tomorrow. The ILS team works side-by-side with our reinsurance intermediary colleagues to deliver ILS solutions for clients as well as to develop the ILS business of the future for Willis Towers Watson.

ILS includes catastrophe bonds, sidecars, fund structures and various other securitization and derivative products. ILS is an increasingly important part of the insurance and reinsurance landscape with nearly $100 billion in invested capital at present, representing a fivefold increase over the last decade.

ILS offers insurers, reinsurers, businesses and governments access to risk-bearing investor capital to efficiently complement their insurance and reinsurance company capital. In addition, investors achieve favorable risk-adjusted returns that provide significant portfolio diversification. This benefit mix continues to attract both new investors as well as additional capital allocations from long term investors suggesting ample potential for continued growth.

Overview of Willis Towers Watson, Willis Re & Willis Towers Watson Securities

Willis Towers Watson (NASDAQ:WLTW) is a leading global advisory, broking and solutions company that helps clients around the world turn risk into a path for growth. With roots dating to 1828, Willis Towers Watson has over 40,000 employees serving more than 140 countries. We design and deliver solutions that manage risk, optimize benefits, cultivate talent, and expand the power of capital to protect and strengthen institutions and individuals. Our unique perspective allows us to see the critical intersections between talent, assets and ideas – the dynamic formula that drives business performance. Together, we unlock potential. Learn more at willistowerswatson.com

The ILS team is part of Willis Re and operates through Willis Towers Watson Securities. Willis Re is one of the world’s leading reinsurance brokers, Willis Re is known for its world-class analytics capabilities, which it combines with its reinsurance expertise in a seamless, integrated offering that can help clients increase the value of their businesses. Willis Re serves the risk management and risk transfer needs of a diverse, global client base that includes all of the world’s top insurance and reinsurance carriers as well as national catastrophe schemes in many countries around the world. The broker’s global team of experts offers services and advice that can help clients make better reinsurance decisions and negotiate optimum terms. For more information, visit willisre.com.

Willis Towers Watson Securities is a boutique investment bank focused on insurance-linked securities. It currently has broker-dealers based in New York and London.

The Role

  • Prepare and edit presentations and other materials for clients

  • Coordinate closely with affiliated reinsurance and insurance brokers

  • Communicate and interact with deal team members

  • Drive transaction execution

  • Support sales and trading

  • Manage several projects at once and work effectively as an individual and as part of a team

  • Help supervise, recruit, train and retain less experienced staff members

  • Analyze reinsurance and capital structures both on a quantitative and qualitative basis

  • Prepare written content for publications

  • Support new product development

The Requirements

  • Strong written and oral communications skills

  • Exceptional focus and attention to details

  • Combination of strong quantitative and analytical skills

  • Demonstrated skill in identifying and solving complex problems

  • Assertiveness, initiative (self-starter), leadership, strong work ethic, team focus

  • Ability to learn quickly and take on new responsibilities

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and Word

  • BA degree with strong academic qualifications

  • Strong interest in building a career in the (re)insurance / capital markets industry

  • Two years or more of financial services and/or reinsurance experience in one or more of the following capacities: ILS, reinsurance broker, debt capital markets, structured finance, derivatives, sales and trading, or capital markets legal work

The Company

Willis Towers Watson is a leading global advisory, broking and solutions company that helps clients around the world turn risk into a path for growth. With roots dating to 1828, Willis Towers Watson has 40,000 employees serving more than 140 countries. We design and deliver solutions that manage risk, optimize benefits, cultivate talent, and expand the power of capital to protect and strengthen institutions and individuals. Our unique perspective allows us to see the critical intersections between talent, assets and ideas – the dynamic formula that drives business performance. Together, we unlock potential. Learn more at willistowerswatson.com.

Willis Towers Watson is an equal opportunity employer

Willis Towers Watson is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, status as a protected veteran, or disability.

Equal Employment Opportunity: Know your rights. at http://The Company Willis Towers Watson is a leading global advisory, broking and solutions company that helps clients around the world turn risk into a path for growth. With roots dating to 1828, Willis Towers Watson has 40,000 employees serving more than 140 countries. We design and deliver solutions that manage risk, optimize benefits, cultivate talent, and expand the power of capital to protect and strengthen institutions and individuals. Our unique perspective allows us to see the critical intersections between talent, assets and ideas – the dynamic formula that drives business performance. Together, we unlock potential. Learn more at willistowerswatson.com. Willis Towers Watson is an equal opportunity employer Willis Towers Watson is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, status as a protected veteran, or disability. Equal Employment Opportunity: Know your rights. Unsolicited Contact: Any unsolicited resumes/candidate profiles submitted through our web site or to personal e-mail accounts of employees of Willis Towers Watson are considered property of Willis Towers Watson and are not subject to payment of agency fees. In order to be an authorized Recruitment Agency/Search Firm for Willis Towers Watson, any such agency must have an existing formal written agreement signed by an authorized Willis Towers Watson recruiter and an active working relationship with the organization. Resumes must be submitted according to our candidate submission process, which includes being actively engaged on the particular search. Likewise, for our authorized Recruitment Agencies/Search Firms, if the candidate submission process is not followed, no agency fees will be paid by Willis Towers Watson. Willis Towers Watson is an equal opportunity employer.

Unsolicited Contact: Any unsolicited resumes/candidate profiles submitted through our web site or to personal e-mail accounts of employees of Willis Towers Watson are considered property of Willis Towers Watson and are not subject to payment of agency fees. In order to be an authorized Recruitment Agency/Search Firm for Willis Towers Watson, any such agency must have an existing formal written agreement signed by an authorized Willis Towers Watson recruiter and an active working relationship with the organization. Resumes must be submitted according to our candidate submission process, which includes being actively engaged on the particular search. Likewise, for our authorized Recruitment Agencies/Search Firms, if the candidate submission process is not followed, no agency fees will be paid by Willis Towers Watson. Willis Towers Watson is an equal opportunity employer.

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  • Location:New York, NY, US

  • Date Posted:January 2, 2019