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Mexico City, MX

Treaty Underwriter -Graduates Programme

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.



About the Programme:


Swiss Re offers graduates the chance to join the exciting world of a specialised financial services organisation. We're looking for graduates with a strong track record of academic excellence, international experience and language skills. If you've just earned your degree and have little or no work experience, you might be the perfect fit for us. We invite you to apply to our graduates@swissre programme.


The programme offers you the chance to join the dynamic, fast-moving world of a leading risk knowledge organisation. Over an 18-month period, you’ll receive on-and-off-the-job training, including a job rotation that gives you the opportunity to work across different business units.


After the period mentioned above you will be a Treaty Underwriter in the Latin America Property Team.



About the Team:


The Latin America Property Team is upbeat and passionate about contribution to Swiss Re's bottom line, while building up proficiencies and enabling growth in transactions and solutions. You will collaborate with client managers, business development, public sector, business management, structurers, solutions, cat perils and other colleagues to tackle their challenges and creating new solutions.



About the Role:


The Treaty Underwriter will make a positive contribution to Swiss Re's Property Latin America business across all three strategic pillars:

  • Core business: Underwriting & pricing of proportional and non-proportional treaties for traditional Property business in collaboration with cross-functional teams
  • Solutions: Origination, coordination, development and pricing of new insurance & reinsurance products in close collaboration with clients across the region
  • Transactions: Identifying client needs with the cross-functional teams to underwrite non-traditional / structured reinsurance solutions and support the deal team in the execution

The successful candidate will:

  • Represent Swiss Re as a leading reinsurer across the Latin American markets
  • Live a performance culture by being commercial, demonstrating personal accountability and continually improving
  • Champion a collaborative team spirit and culture of consultative sales, innovative solution creation and smart business origination


Main tasks:


  • Demonstrates strong understanding of risks selection and underwriting practices (including risk management and industry assessment)
  • Utilizes mathematical knowledge, in combination with underwriting and data analytics, to assess the risk and calculate the expected loss
  • Demonstrates an understanding of contract/policy wording and applies this knowledge to analyze and interpret the structure and contents of (re)insurance contracts, and understands the interaction between such provisions
  • Understands and has awareness of property (re-) insurance market trends, risk landscape and regulatory developments that may affect Swiss Re's property business
  • Ensures compliance with underwriting guidelines, manages the risk, structuring and capacity deployment


Client Services

  • Establishes profitable relationships with clients, and brings client focus and innovative thinking to cross-functional teams
  • Provides product support and services to clients


Training and Development

  • Continues to develop his/her underwriting and sales skills



About You:

  • A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college
  • Strong mathematical skills; analytical approach, problem recognition and solving skills
  • Strong computer and software usage skills
  • Good verbal and written communication skills as well as presentation skills
  • Teammate who lives Swiss Re's Leadership & Personal Imperatives and encourages others through passion and dedication
  • Innovative and creative
  • Proficient in English and Spanish
  • Ability to travel



*We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Reference Code: 110010 


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