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Paris, 75, FR

Reinsurance Property Treaty UW


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.

At Swiss Re we combine experience with creative thinking and cutting-edge expertise to create new opportunities and solutions for our clients. This is possible thanks to the collaboration of more than 13,000 employees across the world.

We offer a flexible working environment where curious and adaptable people thrive. Are you interested in joining us?


About the role



We are seeking a highly motivated and results-oriented underwriter to join our underwriting team in Paris.


Your main area of responsibility will be underwriting profitable property treaty business in the France, Belgium and Luxembourg market unit.


  • You evaluate risks in accordance with the company's guidelines and make underwriting decisions within your authority level for assigned treaties.
  • You maintain a balanced portfolio which we intend to grow further with your contribution.
  • You play a meaningful role in meetings and negotiations with clients/brokers, and you build relationships with your clients' property underwriters and organize exchanges to develop business together and to transfer knowledge.
  • You will be a member of the Property Hub EMEA whose strategy is to strengthen transactions, professionalize solutions and sharpen our core. This is a great opportunity for you to contribute to the execution of this strategy.
  • You will help to maintain and further develop a sustainable portfolio and will enforces a portfolio steering culture by contributing to efficiently write profitable business in France and Belgium.

About the Team


Who are we? Our desk is spread over two locations in Paris and Zurich forming an exciting international underwriting team. You will join a collaborative environment which promotes personal and professional development. The clients we serve are France, Benelux and Switzerland domiciled insurance companies.

To distinguish ourselves from the competition, we provide services to our clients and we share our knowledge with them. We seek to help our clients to grow and to flourish with them, by closing the protection gap, co-creating new products as well as helping them with capital and earnings volatility management.

Deals we write in our desk have a strong client centric dimension. As a result, you will collaborate with client managers, other lines of business and facultative underwriting and structured reinsurance within Swiss Re.

About you


  • Degree educated or equivalent, preferably with a quantitative, scientific or economic focus.
  • You have about 5 years property underwriting experience in reinsurance treaty and have a deep understanding of the local property market.
  • You believe in continuous learning and appreciate development and change as meaningful ingredients to your work.
  • You have demonstrated analytical and quantitative skills and are a pragmatic problem solver. You are able to work under tight time constraints and constant changing boundary conditions.
  • It is vital that you have an intrinsic motivation and like to take ownership. As an empowered individual, you are dedicated and always use your initiative.
  • You are creative, able to adapt your communication to the required level, and you thrive in collaborations with colleagues and clients.
  • Partner management both internally and externally is fundamental to making this role a success
  • Your French and English are fluent, additional languages like Dutch or German are a plus. You have a real passion for interacting with colleagues from many different nationalities.
  • Also advantageous
  • Work experience in a quantitative field and/or consulting background.
  • Primary insurance know-how.


The position's requirements and work allocation will be adjusted to an experienced or junior level, depending on your experience level in property treaty underwriting.

Swiss Re is committed to equality and making the best use of the talents and diversity of all our employees. We oppose all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination. We are committed to fair and equal treatment, free from discrimination and harassment of any kind.


We provide equal opportunity for all individuals regardless of age, race, ethnicity, nationality, gender, including gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, marital or civil partnership status, maternity, paternity and adoption leave as well as any other class protected by law.

Reference Code: 99300 


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