Emerald Group - Financial Analyst

Key Duties:

  • To perform credit analysis on a portfolio of (re)insurers operating in the Russian Market, under the guidance and support of an analytical team leader

  • As the primary analyst, the candidate will take responsibility for timely and high-quality credit assessments on a portfolio of (re)insurers, as well as producing accurate and informative publications to support the credit decision

  • Regular interaction with senior management of (re)insurers and requirement to attend company meetings, with support from more senior colleagues, to obtain relevant information to support the credit assessment

  • Conduct on-going surveillance of assigned portfolios and develop industry knowledge, including the identification of key trends and issues that may affect the assigned portfolio of (re)insurers

  • Present analysis at rating committee, participate in rating committees of other analysts, and contribute to internal discussions regarding the state of the (re)insurance markets and rating issues

  • Contribute to external presentations, seminars and the writing and research of external specialist reports commenting on key market issues and trends. Additionally, the candidate will be expected to develop a network of contacts in the (re)insurance market (including clients, brokers and other stakeholders) for the purpose of developing market intelligence

  • Occasional international travelling will be required for this role

Other Skills:

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in English

  • Fluency in Russian is essential

  • Bring new ideas and solutions to the table and constantly seek knowledge

  • Must demonstrate ability to manage own time efficiently and effectively, and be able to multitask, absorb ideas and facts quickly, while maintaining a strict eye for detail

  • Excellent organizational and administrative skills

Qualifications required:

  • Bachelor degree is a minimum entry requirement, ideally in maths, economics, finance, business or accountancy

  • Additional relevant professional qualifications are an advantage (MBA, CFA, ACA/ACCA, Actuarial, etc.)

Experience required:

  • Developed knowledge of the insurance market and principles of finance and accounting

  • Solid experience of conducting financial analysis, ideally within the insurance industry, financial services sector or a financial services consultancy firm

  • Experience of developing and managing professional relationships with external stakeholders