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London, GB

Senior Underwriter Commodity Finance


About Swiss Re Corporate Solutions

Swiss Re is one of the world’s leading providers of reinsurance, insurance and other forms of insurance-based risk transfer. We anticipate and manage risks, from natural catastrophes and climate change to cybercrime.

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions is the commercial insurance arm of the Swiss Re Group. We offer innovative insurance solutions to large and midsized multinational corporations from our approximately 50 locations worldwide. We help clients mitigate their risk exposure, whilst our industry-leading claims service provides them with additional peace of mind.

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions offers a flexible working environment where curious and adaptable people thrive. Are you interested in joining us?


Do you like to work in a global and dynamic sector with specialists in their respective fields? Does the world of finance, insurance, trade and commodities captivate you? Are you a results-oriented finance professional looking for the next challenge? We are extending our Commodity Finance team by adding a market underwriter in London to our existing international team and this could be your opportunity to grow further and thrive.
Swiss Re is one of the world's leading providers of reinsurance and insurance, with more than 150 years track record in working to make the world more resilient. Within the commercial insurance arm Corporate Solutions, our Credit & Surety line has been innovating the credit insurance business for decades and is a global market leader in this sector.


About the Role

•    As a (Senior) Commodity Finance Underwriter, you are dedicated to building and cultivating strong relationships with global banking and trader clients. You seek to understand our clients' needs and service them in a highly professional and positive manner. Pursuing the right balance between developing bespoke solutions that add value to clients while maintaining an adequate risk appetite for Swiss Re.
•    Diligently analyse new business opportunities by accurately assessing credit and transactional risks, technical, legal and market due diligence, and reviewing financial models, following Swiss Re's processes, guidelines and approved business concepts with utmost integrity. Prepare top quality transaction submissions and present/defend your opinion towards committees and (fellow) decision makers in the credit approval process with confidence and passion. 
•    Steer our portfolio successfully towards our goals by staying on top of relevant market developments, technologies and key players, and continuously improving our products and services. Lead portfolio management tasks such as regular transaction monitoring, and analysis of amendments and restructurings. 
•    Work pro-actively with various other internal partners such as operations, credit risk management, IT, claims, legal & compliance etc. to ensure aligned and smooth product deliveries.


About the Team

We are a very engaged and collaborative team of 12 who provide credit risk sharing solutions to leading international banks engaged in financing the production and trade of commodities across the world. You will encounter a diverse and international team of professionals located in London, Munich, Zurich, Amsterdam, Sao Paulo and Singapore, passionate about our sector and fully committed to our clients. Together, we build on the partnerships with our client base and continuously strive to maintain our market leadership position and develop further.

About You

•    6+ years credit/banking/insurance experience in structured trade and commodity finance preferred, proficiency in credit and financial statement analysis, and strong analytical skills. Ideally you have a background in debt structuring plus documentation experience and know-how of the commodity sector. 
•    Enjoying the challenge of analysing sophisticated credit risks predominantly in emerging markets and able to make good judgements on them. Well-organised, efficient, and can deliver quality results under tight schedules.
•    Experience in interacting with clients and forming positive and enduring relationships with them. Curious and creative mind seeking to provide better solutions to our demanding clients with persistence and thoroughness.
•    Engaging in a multi-cultural and cross-functional environment energises you. Your outstanding communication and facilitation skills allow you to work with ease with colleagues and clients globally.
•    Great teammate with excellent interpersonal skills and a positive personality who likes to take initiative, has a can-do agile mind-set, and enjoys both working independently as well as in a team.... We're looking for you!
•    Language Skills - Strong verbal and written communication skills in English required - Other languages a plus


We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability status.
Are you curious to learn more about what we do, how we do it, and what your role could be? Contact us to find out.

Reference Code: 107318 


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