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Tokyo, JP



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?


Job Summary

  • This position is part of the Property Treaty Underwriting Desk in Tokyo 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.



Interpersonal and Business skills

Technical Expertise

  • Master degree, preferably but not limited to Science and Engineering
  • Experience in developing Natural Catastrophe risk assessment models 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
  • Communicate effectively in English and Japanese
  • 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


Reference Code: 102093 


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