London, LND, GB


Underwriter Soft Commodity Trade Finance 

About Swiss Re

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions provides risk transfer solutions to large and mid-sized corporations around the world. Its innovative, highly customised products and standard insurance covers help to make businesses more resilient, while its industry-leading claims service provides additional peace of mind. Swiss Re Corporate Solutions serves clients from over 50 offices worldwide and is backed by the financial strength of the Swiss Re Group.


Do you like to work in a global and dynamic sector with experts in their respective fields? Does the world of finance, insurance, trade and the commodity sector fascinate you? Are you an ambitious finance professional looking for the next challenge? We are expanding our Soft Commodity Trade Finance team by adding a marketing underwriter in London to our existing international team and this could be your opportunity.


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.


About the Role:

  • As a marketing underwriter, you are dedicated to building and cultivating trusting relationships with global banking and trader clients. You seek to understand your clients' needs and service them in a highly professional and positive manner.
  • You are committed to critically and comprehensively analysing new business opportunities, including assessing credit and transactional risks, terms and conditions and profitability/returns.
  • You are passionate about finding the right balance between developing innovative solutions that fit the needs of your clients and maintaining an adequate risk appetite for Swiss Re.
  • You prepare high quality transaction submissions and present/explain your opinion towards committees and (fellow) decision makers in the credit approval process with confidence and enthusiasm. You follow Swiss Re's processes, guidelines and approved business concepts with utmost integrity.
  • You negotiate transactions with clients, including – in collaboration with internal counsel – for legal documents.
  • You lead portfolio management tasks such as transaction monitoring, amendments, portfolio steering, restructurings and claims coordination.
  • You engage closely and actively with various internal partners such as operations, credit risk management, credit product centre, claims, compliance etc.
  • Keep abreast with relevant market, economic, political and legal developments.


About the Team:

As the Soft Commodity Trade Finance team, we provide credit risk sharing solutions to leading international banks active in financing the production and trade of mainly agricultural commodities across the world. We are a diverse team of expert professionals located in London, Munich and Zurich with an established international client base and the reputation for a sound risk taking approach linked with strong client service.


About you: 

  • You have 3-4 years credit/banking/insurance experience in structured trade and commodity finance and have solid credit and financial statement analysis skills. Ideally you have a background in debt structuring plus documentation experience. Some fundamental know-how of the agricultural commodity sector is a plus.
  • You enjoy the challenge of analysing complex credit risks predominantly in emerging markets and can make good judgements on them. You are well organized, efficient, and can deliver quality results under tight and shifting deadlines.
  • You are experienced in managing clients and building positive and lasting relationships with them.
  • You have a curious and creative mind seeking to provide better solutions to our demanding clients with persistence and thoroughness.
  • Working in a multi-cultural and cross-functional environment energizes you. Your excellent communication and facilitation skills allow you to work with ease with colleagues and clients globally.
  • We are looking for a great teammate with strong 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.
  • 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.


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: 83563 


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