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New York, NY, US

Regional Head of Executive Risks NA


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?


About The Role:

The Regional Head of Executive Risks ("ER"), NA is a portfolio owner role and is responsible for the regional steering and portfolio management of an approx.. +$150mm GWP book.  The portfolio consists of management liability products predominantly servicing risks in the commercial sector based in the U.S. and Canada.  The aspiration is to continue to grow and diversify its products, segmentation and sector concentrations to enable sustainable underwriting profitability throughout the various market cycles.  The portfolio owner of Executive Risks NA is also responsible for developing data analytics & insights to further enhance FLVs (forward looking views) based on macro-economic trends and emerging risks.


The Regional Head of ER NA is a leader with a vision for commercial management liability and to drive the growth of the products via the regional wholesale and retail distribution network in NA.  The individual will also work in close collaboration with various regional partners to further such growth and service our customers. 


The role also requires you to cultivate business origination and cross-selling with other LoBs, to drive the regional ER strategy, to raise SR CorSo's market profile, to expand the product offering as well as to define the distribution strategy for the various markets in close collaboration with Customer Distribution & Management (CDM). You will work well with your respective broker counterparts and clients and maintain an active network, facilitating consistent and sustainable business development.


As Regional Head ER NA, you will report into the Head of FinPro North America.  Further, you will be accountable for the P&L of the ER NA portfolio and ensure profitable growth as well as full compliance with the applicable underwriting standards, referral guidelines and standard methodologies.


Key responsibilities include:

  • Deliver profitable Underwriting results
  • Keep Travel & Entertainment expenses within budget
  • Consistently demonstrate the Leadership Imperatives of Swiss Re Corporate Solutions
  • Lead the team in following the established Underwriting Standards; push for changes in the standards when needed
  • Coach and develop the team to drive increased technical and client relationship skills
  • Ensure the underwriters have the necessary skills needed for current and future challenges
  • Foster professional development and identify underwriting training needs including technical training plans
  • Support Customer & Distribution Management and Primary Lead International initiatives by collaborating on cross sell opportunities where viable
  • Openly collaborate with all cross functional teams
  • Ensure the team follows all Swiss Re Corporate Solutions compliance guidelines



About The Team:

You will be part of a regional FinPro leadership team with local colleagues based in NYC, Chicago and Canada (Toronto) and have an opportunity to expand and impart your technical excellence to global peers in other regions.  You will liaise closely with colleagues in the global Executive Risks community as well as the NA regional teams for CDM, RES, and Business Services to foster the growth of a profitable portfolio and to maximize our synergies to stay abreast of changing market dynamics in our business. 


The team has a broad variety of different technical and scientific backgrounds and the excellent technical expertise is complemented by a strong team spirit looking for delivering the best solution.


About You:

  • Bachelors Degree; Masters or MBA preferred
  • 10+ years Underwriting experience
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Dynamic personality who drives change and comfort in taking ownership
  • Ability to analyze and work with large data to enhance portfolio steering
  • Strong financial, analytical and problem-solving skills – proven ability to come up with solutions to loosely defined business problems
  • Ability to work in cross-cultural environment
  • Ability to prioritize and apply sound commercial judgment
  • Ready to work with ambiguity
  • Fluency in English is mandatory, any other language is an advantage.
  • Experience with manipulating data in PowerBi preferred


Swiss Re is an equal opportunity employer. It is our practice to recruit, hire and promote without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, pregnancy, sexual orientations, marital status, military status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Decisions on employment are solely based on an individual's qualifications for the position being filled.

During the recruitment process, reasonable accommodations for disabilities are available upon request. If contacted for an interview, please inform the Recruiter/HR Professional of the accommodation needed.


Reference Code: 105443 



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