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Underwriter Credit & Bond Latin America

AXIS Re Europe

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Underwriter Credit & Bond Latin America

Division: Reinsurance/ Euro ReLocation: Zurich# of Positions: 1Requisition Number: 2016RE01

Job Summary:

The Underwriter is expected to contribute in the development and consolidation of a technically profitable portfolio as well as to assist in fostering commercial relationships pursuant to the underwriting policy and business plan as defined by AXIS Re Executive Management.

Key Duties & Responsibilities:      

  • Underwriting assessments pursuant to underwriting guidelines and the Sr Underwriter Credit & Bond's sign-off; 
  • Methodical use of Underwriting worksheets as the means to communicate risk assessments and developments;
  • Rating and negotiating underwriting conditions with clients, in accordance with the directives and within the agreed parameters established during the peer review;
  • Validating reinsurance treaties, once drafted, and participating in the treaty management process;
  • Validate accuracy of treaty information input into the system;
  • Assist in monitoring aggregate commitments specific to the class of business;
  • Visiting clients and participating in audits;
  • Draft reports on visits to clients and distributing such reports to the related employees,
  • Maintaining commercial relations with clients or intermediaries in all markets for which the underwriter has been assigned responsibility (Latin America);
  • Represent the company in industry seminars if needed;
  • Actively participate in the collective training of co-workers or clients and promotion of technical skills;
  • Contribute to the development of annual marketing & audit plans;
  • Contribute to the development annual underwriting business plans;

Required Education/Training & Experience:      

  • Proven experience on the South American reinsurance market
  • Strong proficiency in English and Spanish, Portuguese would be an asset
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills
  • University degree and/or at least 5 years of reinsurance underwriting experience;
  • Solid understanding of measuring exposure and basic pricing techniques (exposure and experience methods).
  • Complete understanding of reinsurance structures and the needs they serve.
  • Good understanding of statistics or financial analysis.
  • Demonstrated rigor and work ethic
  • High level of motivation and a proposer of solutions
  • Ability to manage priorities under intense pressure and time constraints. 

Other Desired Skills and Characteristics:

  • College degree or equivalent work experience.
  • Typically requires five plus years of experience in underwriting. Prefer within Professional Liability including commercial E&O, D&O, EPL, Fiduciary and/or other ancillary management liability product lines.

Important Working Relationships

  • Internally : Directors, Underwriters, Regional Managers, Class Managers, Claims and Accounting technicians, Underwriting Assistants, Actuaries, and External Communication.
  • Externally : Brokers, cedants, managing general agents, and law firms.

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