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Zurich, Zurich, CH


Senior Underwriter Facultative Property (80-100%) 

About Swiss Re

The Swiss Re Group 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. It anticipates and manages risk – from natural catastrophes to climate change, from ageing populations to cybercrime. The aim of the Swiss Re Group is to enable society to thrive and progress, creating new opportunities and solutions for its clients. Headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, where it was founded in 1863, the Swiss Re Group operates through a network of around 80 offices globally. It is organised into three Business Units, each with a distinct strategy and set of objectives contributing to the Group’s overall mission.


About the role


Is underwriting your passion? Would you like to use and broaden your underwriting knowledge in one of the best reinsurance companies in the world? Does the interaction with clients excite you?


Join our team. We are looking for a highly motivated, ambitious Facultative Underwriter Property for the London market (both domestic and international business).


Your job will entail originating, evaluating and underwriting facultative business within your assigned portfolios. You will be able to assess a wide range of risk types with your experience and by utilizing state-of-the-art models. An important part of your role will be to foster client and broker relationships and develop new opportunities with prospective clients. You will collaborate with client managers, market underwriters and treaty underwriters in a cross-functional team. Together we build on our partnerships with our clients and share our knowledge, with the objective to bring value for the client and Swiss Re. This role offers you lots of space to develop own ideas and find creative solutions.


We are a diverse and international team with a very high level of entrepreneurial spirit, energy and expertise, that we seek to complement and strengthen together with your support. At the same time, we gather more experiences, develop ourselves and have fun.


The position is based in Zurich.


About you


We are happy to meet you if


  • you hold a University degree or equivalent
  • you have 10+ years of experience in Property underwriting (insurance or reinsurance) or in the facultative broker business, preferably in the London market
  • you see yourself as a sales person and dealmaker
  • you have excellent verbal and written communication skills in English, any additional language is a plus
  • you are pragmatic, solution- and result-oriented
  • you are attracted by working in an international environment
  • you are an outstanding teammate who can work independently and takes ownership for making decisions
  • you are forward-thinking, trustworthy, enthusiastic and curious to learn


We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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