Toronto, ON, CA

Property Underwriter

About the Role:

We are looking for an underwriter to join the Central and Eastern Canada Property team and contribute to our sustainable growth and profitability. You will be based in Toronto and part of a team of experienced Underwriters supporting the General Property business in Canada, reporting to and working closely with the Team Lead, Central and Eastern Canada.


The position offers you the opportunity to develop key broker and client relationships, focusing on large corporate and middle market risk segments.

You will provide property underwriting expertise to our clients, ensure compliance standards and underwriting in line with existing Swiss Re underwriting guidelines.


Key responsibilities include:

  • Production underwriting position responsible for handling large Global structured programs as well as 100% single-carrier accounts
  • Build and maintain relationships with key brokers and clients which includes regular, effective communication of any account or portfolio specific issues
  • Represent Swiss Re Corporate Solutions in meetings with client, brokers, and other SR Group entities
  • Target and select risks effectively, ensuring adherence to internal underwriting guidelines and effective execution of underwriting portfolio strategy.
  • Learn and optimally employ Swiss Re underwriting tools to develop pricing, terms, and conditions at an account level in line with underwriting guidelines and corporate strategy.
  • Assist in the timely issuance of binders and policies as well as the collection of premiums as necessary
  • Enter and maintain risk information into the various information systems and administer accounts
  • Review, assess and negotiate contract language effectively in order to protect both Swiss Re and our stakeholders' respective interests.
  • Prepare proposals, binders, and policies in accordance with and adhering to internal guidelines
  • Continuously update and develop your specific industry knowledge, skills, and expertise and stay ahead of emerging issues.


About the Team:

You will be joining a diverse and inclusive team of underwriters that come from a variety of backgrounds and experience within the industry.  The team works well in a collaborative environment while fostering and developing independent thought, focusing on developing our property book in Central and Eastern Canada.


About You:

Educational background:

  • University degree or equivalent with a business or finance component preferred
  • Professional designations, such as Chartered Insurance Professional (CIP), Fellow Chartered Insurance Professional (FCIP), CRM, would be an asset


Professional Experience:

  • Experience in Property underwriting and knowledge of the market preferably including international business capabilities
  • Knowledge of and proficiency in the use of underwriting tools, applications, and guidelines.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Service-oriented and entrepreneurial mindset with a focus on execution
  • Positive, solution-focused and pragmatic approach to problem solving
  • Client-centric, proactive style anticipating customer future needs
  • A strong teammate, including ability to work well with teams and groups in multiple offices across organizational boundaries
  • Ability to demonstrate the high level of professionalism and credibility  
  • Strong negotiation skills and the ability to cross sell product offerings.
  • Strong analytical and logical reasoning capabilities.


Language skills:

  • Fluency in English, French would be an asset.


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 and their passion for sustainability.

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.


Keywords: Property, Underwriter, Property Underwriter
Reference Code: 126664 


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