London, GB

Senior Risk Manager EMEA with Underwriting Background (80 - 100%)

Are you ready to become part of the team that tackles tomorrow's challenges today? Have a look at this interesting opportunity within Risk Management Corporate Solutions team!


About the Role

Our Risk Management function helps ensure Swiss Re's profitability and sustainable growth over time. This ensures we can honor our promises. In other words, Risk Management makes Swiss Re itself more resilient. We help the business not only steer away from risks that could destabilise us, but we also identify risks worth taking, in existing or even new risk pools. We contribute to risk taking by building risk transparency, leveraging our knowledge and experience, and bringing an independent, global and long-term perspective. In this way, we protect Swiss Re's reputation and financial strength.

In this role as Senior Risk Manager EMEA you will provide oversight over all risk-taking activities for Corporate Solutions in the EMEA region, including the legal entity Swiss Re International. Further, you will work closely with stakeholders in Corporate Solutions and the Group to help avoid surprises and support a culture which promotes curiosity and risk awareness to challenge risks from every angle.


Your responsibilities include:


  • Effective contributions to high quality and timely risk assessments and risk reports for senior management, legal entity committees and the board.
  • Provide high-value risk updates, advice and steer in your role as Key Function Holder for Risk Management in the UK Branch. This includes producing the annual Own Risk Self-Assessment (ORSA) report, liaising with the UK regulator and representing Risk Management as a member of the Branch Management Committee.
  • Management Team member of selected EMEA branches representing the Risk Management function in a holistic way. This includes providing risk updates, steer and advice with respect to business and operational risks.
  • Oversight over underwriting activities and portfolio steering in selected P&C lines of business
  • Oversight over selected risk and control frameworks, focussing on operational risk.
  • Provide ad-hoc and independent risk assessments in relation to large transactions, new initiatives, and products.
  • Build and maintain high quality relationships with internal business partners across the EMEA region.

About the team

We work as a global team by leveraging each other's strengths and learning from each other. We enable conscious and transparent risk-taking by proactively partnering and constructively challenging stakeholders to facilitate business success. The EMEA Risk Management team is a small and dynamic team of expert risk managers that maintains responsibility for the oversight of risks across the region.


About you

An ideal candidate has good analytical and conceptual skills, is used to balancing multiple tasks and to evaluating priorities and is able to quickly grasp complex topics and connecting the dots. You have a convincing and persistent personality, good communication and interpersonal skills and are focused on effective and efficient delivery of work products.


  • You have > 5 years of experience in P&C insurance underwriting and you have the ability to identify, challenge and explain quantitative developments
  • Knowledge of solvency regimes and/or economic valuations is an advantage
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills (English)

If you are a committed, organised, and positive standout colleague who will work to constantly improve business results and client satisfaction, we will be happy to get to know you.


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We are an equal opportunity employer, and we value diversity at our company. Our aim is to live visible and invisible diversity – diversity of age, race, ethnicity, nationality, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, physical abilities, personalities and experiences – at all levels and in all functions and regions. We also collaborate in a flexible working environment, providing you with a compelling degree of autonomy to decide how, when and where to carry out your tasks.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.


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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