Senior Casualty Underwriter

Greenwich
Casualty

Reporting to

SVP, Manager, Casualty and Healthcare Liability

Mission

The Senior Casualty Underwriter will be responsible for managing a diverse book of casualty business.  The individual will be part of a highly collaborative team in which decisions are made without many layers of underwriting decision-making.

Area of responsibilities

  • Manage a book of casualty treaty business that will include a combination of auto, MGA, healthcare, umbrella / excess casualty, E&S, worker’s compensation, and environmental business.
  • Build a portfolio of business that is designed to perform well throughout the market cycle.
  • Conduct extensive reviews and analyses of submissions and thorough analysis of primary operations, products and management teams.
  • Partner with clients to review their specific requirements and structure appropriate reinsurance products to satisfy their needs.
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with clients and reinsurance brokers to ensure continuous flow of desirable business and to cultivate new business opportunities.
  • Work in close collaboration with the actuarial, finance and claims teams to analyze and structure reinsurance programs.
  • Travel as required to meet with clients and brokers, attend client reviews and industry conferences.

Competencies

  • Strong interpersonal skills; able to engage clients, brokers and colleagues and gain their trust.
  • An analytical underwriter with strong technical skills.
  • Highly collaborative; the ability to work well both independently and as part of a team.
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills.
  • A desire to share one’s point of view.
  • Sound business judgment.
  • Strong organizational skills, ability to prioritize and multi-task.
  • Strong work ethic and a desire to succeed.
  • Unquestionable professional integrity.
     

Education/Further requirements

  • A university degree is required.  An MBA or relevant advanced degree is preferred.
  • CPCU, ARE or other industry designations are preferred.
  • A minimum of 15 years of experience in progressively senior underwriting roles with at least five years experience at a reinsurer.  This individual may also have gained experience at a reinsurance broker.
  • Strong technical skills and experience underwriting a wide range of casualty lines.
  • Has developed strong industry relationships and is respected by reinsurance brokers and insurers.
  • Experience partnering with actuarial teams to price and structure reinsurance treaties.
  • A thorough understanding of the underlying business.  Preferably, has gained experience as a primary insurance underwriter or as a facultative reinsurance underwriter.
  • A strong grasp of policy forms and pricing schemes.  As well, an understanding of the role and impact on claims, actuarial, and finance in the underwriting process.
     

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