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New York, NY, US

Senior Underwriter- Trade 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.

Our success depends on our ability to build an inclusive culture encouraging fresh perspectives and innovative thinking. Swiss Re Corporate Solutions embraces 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 Role & Team:


As part of our build out of the Trade Finance team in the US, we are looking for a Senior Underwriter to grow our trade finance business. Your role will be a mix of underwriting, client and broker relationship management, specifically deepening the existing global client base, supporting new client acquisition and providing high-quality deal analysis in particular on corporate obligors under a variety of structures, working in close co-operation with the wider team. The role will also be critical to defining and executing the strategy for trade finance.


All our underwriters follow a client relationship and a transaction "End to End", combining client management with individual transaction assessment and sign-off.


The role of the team is to provide capacity and solutions for leading Trade Finance Banks and other Financial Institutions for cross border trade transactions as well as solutions for corporate clients. This involves an international work environment with a global scope and customer base. The role will therefore include extensive contact with clients and brokers.


After an appropriate period of onboarding and training, the expectation is that you quickly assume responsibilities within the team and add value by being able to:


  • Analyze trade finance deals independently including pricing, risk, structure, policy etc.
  • Provide deep expertise in underwriting corporate obligors and structures, as well as FI obligors and structures
  • Take on client management responsibilities as well as interactions with brokers
  • Present transactions to internal stakeholders and defend own positions with energy
  • Identify and monitor relevant market, economic and legal developments
  • Provide training to other underwriters on corporate obligors and related trade finance structures
  • Provide input to strategic initiatives with opportunities to also lead the same
  • Represent trade finance in the Americas region internally and externally


About You:


  • You have at least 10 years' experience with a bank, other financial institution or insurance company in Trade Finance or Credit Insurance space and an advanced understanding of trade finance and assessing Corporate risks and structures (FI risks also a plus), coupled with a University degree
  • Your experience is in client-facing roles (brokers as well a plus) with a customer focus and service mentality (internal and external). It will be critical that you have some prior sales management experience and a mature and self-confident personality
  • You have a strong interest in corporate risks, economic interdependencies, financial analysis, in particular applied to a range of economies and transactions around the world
  • You also have good analytical skills combined with an open and curious mindset
  • Your experience has allowed you to gain high cultural sensitivity and the ability to work in a robust international, multicultural and complex environment. You are a team player with "hands on" approach
  • Willingness to travel is important and you are fluent in English.


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: 108656 



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