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Singapore, SG

Senior Property Treaty Underwriter / 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.

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 looking for highly motivated and result oriented underwriter to join our Property treaty underwriting team in Singapore

A large part of your job will entail examining, underwriting and developing property treaty business in accordance with defined objectives and profitability targets for South East Asia, India, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Korean markets. You will be responsible for both underwriting and communicating underwriting decisions to client managers, helping client managers pitch to new prospective clients and business segments, suggesting alternate structures and advising on underwriting aspects of portfolios or special acceptances into a treaty, whilst at the same time managing the country portfolios allocated to you.


Apart from analysing and underwriting treaty risks that will fall under your remit, you will be deploying capacity appropriately according to risk quality, risk appetite and the Group guidelines within the framework of the company's underwriting authority.

In addition, you will be the underwriter for transactions and structured solutions for your markets and will be working with deal team to identify clients' motivation, needs and priorities. You will develop innovative reinsurance solutions and transactions, using the full range of our capabilities.


You will play a meaningful role in meetings and negotiations with clients/brokers, and you will build relationships with your client's property underwriters and coordinate know-how transfers.


Your Natural catastrophe underwriting skills will be required to develop new products for the market including indexed and parametric products and in this connection, you will work closely with clients and our public sector partnership team.   


About the team

Our team focus on property reinsurance serving a broad client base from South East Asia, Hong Kong, Taiwan, India & Korea. The team forms part of the property products Hub for Asia. We aim to help our clients grow and to flourish with them, by closing the protection gap as well as in helping our clients with their capital management. To distinguish ourselves from the competition, we also provide services to our clients, and we share our know-how with them.

Deals we write in our desk range from traditional treaties to be-spoke solutions with a broad coverage. As a result, you will collaborate with other lines of business, facultative underwriting, actuaries, modellers and offices abroad.


About You

  1. You are a technically strong underwriter with minimum 5 years of working experience.
  2. You have demonstrated analytical and quantitative skills and are a pragmatic problem solver, also under time constraints and changing boundary conditions. You flourish with delivering results.
  3. It is vital that you have an intrinsic motivation and like to take ownership and initiative.
  4. You are creative, and a good communicator, and you thrive in collaborations with colleagues and clients.
  5. You understand Asian Natural Catastrophe exposures and be conversant with modelling techniques and usage of catastrophe models and be cognisant of local Market conditions. You need not be a modeller from your background but should have the ability to use models/challenge models and assist modellers to develop new models.
  6. Your commercial mind-set and strong project management skills will be advantageous.
  7. You are a team player who can work independently and also take responsibility for making decisions.
  8. Your written and verbal communication skills in English are excellent. Any other local language skills will be an advantage.

Reference Code: 109289 


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