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Zurich, Zurich, CH

Senior Casualty Treaty Underwriter (80-100%)


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 our 15,000 employees across the world.

We offer a flexible working environment where curious and adaptable people thrive. Are you interested in joining us?


We are looking for a dynamic, open minded, business oriented Senior Underwriter to join the Casualty Treaty underwriting team in Zurich.


The position holder will be responsible for underwriting renewal and new profitable Casualty treaty business for Global and International business clients. The core focus of the role will be assessing complex reinsurance treaties. Additional focus areas are building client and broker relationships, working on complex reinsurance transactions and developing solutions for our client base.



About the role

You will join a results-oriented team of Casualty underwriters and in conjunction with our Client Management, Solutions and Transactions team, contribute to the overall strategy, plan and initiatives.

- Assess complex treaties from both a quantitative and qualitative perspective

- Take underwriting decisions in adherence to the guidelines and best practices of Swiss Re

- Develop costings by analysing the available data and combining this with external factors and trends

- Proactively suggest and drive efficient treaty structures and terms or new reinsurance programs

- Understand clients' needs, motivations and priorities as well as risk and capital drivers and align with Swiss Re's strength in order to develop win-win solutions, leveraging the full range of Swiss Re capabilities

- Contribute to the development and implementation of holistic client strategies and action plans

- Build and maintain client and broker relationships through proactive engagement

- Contribute to Swiss Re Casualty positioning

- Stay ahead: anticipate and analyse future industry/economic/legal trends and contribute to (re)insurance product development



About you

- University degree in actuarial, science, finance, economics, law or equivalent

- 5 years or more of experience in underwriting, sales, (re)insurance R&D or any other relevant function in the (Re)insurance industry; experience in Casualty is an advantage

- Strong quantitative and analytical skills

- Sound financial knowledge

- Primary market knowledge is a plus

- Solid business acumen and results orientation

- Ability to design and sell differentiating, innovative solutions

- Self motivation and curiosity with an eagerness to seek challenges by exploring as well as grow the scope of existing business models

- Strategic ability to apply common business sense

- Very good communication and interpersonal skills



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, including gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. 

Swiss Re offers modern work models and attractive work places that allow all employees to adapt to changing work preferences and life phases.

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