🚀 Internship

New Business & Pensions Intern


25d ago

🚀 Off-cycle


Apply by Mar 24


New Business & Pensions (NB&P) Team: Athora dares to be different, and the NB&P team holds this message of differentiation and innovation at its very core. This team member will be critical in helping Athora to achieve its ambition of providing best-in-class organic new business and pensions solutions in Europe. The role will span a number of varied projects across new business strategy, new business performance and pension risk transfer solutions (further details below). The programme of initiatives intends to give the successful candidate both a comprehensive introduction to the financial services industry and a high exposure to creative and complex innovation challenges.

Collaboration with Other Functions:

This role will also provide the successful candidate with experience supporting the M&A Team and the Reinsurance Team on a variety of transactions. Furthermore, the candidate will experience collaboration with both group and regional functions across all areas of a corporate financial services environment (e.g., Executive Board, Strategy, Balance Sheet Management, Financial Planning, Risk).

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Area of Responsibilities

Banking & Finance


  • Long-term organic new business strategy
  • Product design/structuring
  • Distribution strategy
  • New Business operating model
  • New business performance measurement and KPIs
  • Volume and profitability analysis
  • Market context and commercial strategy
  • Customer satisfaction
  • European pension buyouts
  • Pricing analysis and risk assessments
  • Go-to-market strategy and governance
  • Deep collaboration with other Athora functions
  • M&A and reinsurance transactions across existing and new Athora regions
  • Integration and collaboration on new business initiatives across the entirety of Athora
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Personal Capabilities Required

  • Honesty, integrity and transparency
  • Strong numerical and analytical skills
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and ability to think innovatively
  • Multi-tasking skills and effective management of competing tasks/deadlines
  • Meticulous attention-to-detail and desire to ask questions when unsure
  • Willingness to ascend a steep (but interesting) learning curve
  • Genuine intellectual curiosity and inclination to ask “why?” questions as well as “what?” questions
  • Outstanding ability to work cohesively as part of a team and maintain working relationships
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Proactivity and ability to take initiative in complex projects
  • Ability to excel in a fast-paced, team-oriented work environment
  • High levels of commitment and energy
  • Flexibility and a positive attitude toward change

Functional or Technical Knowledge and Skill Required

  • Proficiency in MS Excel and MS Powerpoint
  • Familiarity and interest in the financial services industry, and insurance specifically
  • Familiarity and interest in capital markets (particularly fixed income) and economics
  • Knowledge and practical use of coding languages (preferred but not required)
  • Technical knowledge of the insurance industry and actuarial topics (preferred but not required)
  • Fluency in English (additional fluency in one or more of Italian, German and French is an added positive)
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