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Sao Paulo, São Paulo, BR

Graduate Property Treaty Underwriter

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

We are looking for graduates with strong interpersonal skills, who are eager to learn and broaden their knowledge and expertise. You have a Bachelor, Master or PhD degree with up to 3 years professional experience – we invite you to apply to our graduates@swissre programme 2021.

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.


About the Role

  • This position is part of the Property Treaty Underwriting Desk in Tokyo (Japan) and he/she will be responsible for property treaty underwriting in Japan with a focus on Natural Catastrophes risk assessment.

  • The position requires sound analytical, Natural Catastrophe modelling or structural engineering skills, as well as capability to handle large dataset in a consistent, timely and independent manner.

  • The successful candidate is expected to contribute to the three strategic focus areas of the team:
    1/ Originating and executing underwriting tasks on customized transactions
    2/ Underwriting a portfolio of annually renewable contracts
    3/ Contribute to Swiss Re's efforts to enlarge the pool of insured risks

  • The position also requires skill to represent Swiss Re in meetings with clients, brokers and other Swiss Re entities, as well as discuss and negotiate terms in cooperation with client teams.


Detailed Job Functions (including local functions)

  • Technically assesses and costs all treaty types of obligatory risk-transfer business in compliance with group guideline and best practice.

  • Works closely with Swiss Re Natural Catastrophe department for further improving Swiss Re's nat cat models and their use in underwriting.

  • Designs customized reinsurance and insurance products to create value for society, our clients and Swiss Re, ensure profitability for Swiss Re, and supports client management in these efforts.

  • Contribute to the continuous enhancement and network of Treaty Underwriting know-how. Actively strive for knowledge transfer from other Underwriting desks, and contribute to Underwriting quality check and peer reviews as part of training junior Underwriters.

  • Supports other Swiss Re functions/regions in origination and underwriting of related products.

  • Administers Property Treaty book and reports business performance internally according to guideline.


About You

Technical Expertise

  • Master degree, preferably but not limited to Natural or Actuarial Science or Engineering

  • Experience in developing Natural Catastrophe risk assessment models and/or data mining is a plus

  • Excellent PC skills (Word, Excel and Access), experience in programming (e.g. Python / Matlab etc..) and/or big data techniques, statistical tools (e.g. R or S-Plus)

  • Excellent communication skills. Can explain complexity in simple words


Soft Skills

  • Build cohesive team environment, developing leadership capability

  • Integrity and creativity

  • Communicates effectively in Japanese and English

  • Good team player, with ability to interact with team members and with various function

  • Initiative skills to identify problems, make a proposal for improvement, and execute the initiatives on your own

  • Able to liaise interdisciplinary with other functions internally and externally with clients


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.

Reference Code: 109840 


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