Kuala Lumpur, MY

Senior Client Underwriter

About Swiss Re

This is your opportunity to join one of the world's leading reinsurers. Our reinsurance business at Swiss Re is about understanding and analyzing the major risks that concern the world - from natural catastrophes to climate change, from ageing populations to cybercrime. We combine experience with expertise and innovative thinking to create new opportunities and solutions for our clients. And we enable the risk-taking essential to enterprise and progress. This is only possible with around 10,000 truly exceptional Swiss Re people across our group worldwide.


About the role

General Job Outline:

  • Develop and maintain relationships with our clients at all levels, including the working level, C-suites, decision-makers and key influencers of assigned clients.


  • Analysing and underwriting treaty risks according to risk quality, risk appetite and the Group guidelines 



  • Effectively manage cross functional teams to deliver appropriate solutions to meet client's strategic growth aspirations, as well as driving new reinsurance demands from the markets to meet Swiss Re's own growth aspirations.



  • Ensure Swiss Re (and generally you as the Client Underwriter) is the first port of call for assigned clients;
  • Technical treaty underwriting, to establish risk quality, costing & pricing to arrive at appropriate reinsurance terms and conditions in accordance with Swiss Re criteria, parameters and underwriting guidelines.
  • Manage an assigned portfolio of clients, with optimal and efficient utilization of SR resources and at all times ensuring appropriate premium and profitability targets are met;
  • Develop/Execute business plans including marketing objectives and strategies in respect of the portfolio of clients in assigned markets;
  • Identify opportunities to work with assigned clients by delivering SR value propositions, and to secure business to meet plan;
  • Take leadership internally across various functions to ensure the teams are aligned to perform optimally for our clients.



About You

  • Minimum 7-10 years of relevant insurance or reinsurance experience.
  • Strong treaty underwriting background.
  • Market knowledge & existing relationships with insurance companies in Malaysia and preferably from other SEA markets.
  • Language skills: English (must), Proficiency in speaking Bahasa Melayu and/or Mandarin will be an advantage.
  • Action orientated with 'hunger' to achieve great results.
  • Outgoing, confident with excellent social skills, written and verbal communication and presentation skills, marketing and negotiation skills. Public speaking skills will be an advantage.
  • Self-starter, problem solver, creative, entrepreneurial, persistent, determined, ability to learn quickly and think on one's feet.
  • Good network and markets knowledge within Asia.
  • Motivated and results oriented with an ability to work in a team (including coordinating various stakeholders and inspiring cross functional team) and ability to deliver under pressure.
  • Willingness to travel as required.





About Swiss Re


Swiss Re is one of the world’s leading providers of reinsurance, insurance and other forms of insurance-based risk transfer, working to make the world more resilient. We anticipate and manage a wide variety of risks, from natural catastrophes and climate change to cybercrime. We cover both Property & Casualty and Life & Health. Combining experience with creative thinking and cutting-edge expertise, we create new opportunities and solutions for our clients. This is possible thanks to the collaboration of more than 14,000 employees across the world.

Our success depends on our ability to build an inclusive culture encouraging fresh perspectives and innovative thinking. We embrace a workplace where everyone has equal opportunities to thrive and develop professionally regardless of their age, gender, race, ethnicity, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, skillset, thought or other characteristics. In our inclusive and flexible environment everyone can bring their authentic selves to work and their passion for sustainability.



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