Underwriter, Financial Lines

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty

At AGCS we specialize in offering Financial Lines insurance for the most complex and challenging exposures. With a focus on larger global risk portfolios and major national risks, we offer tailor made Financial Institutions insurance through our global network. ~crlf~ ~crlf~Reporting to the Head of D&O & FI, UK you will work closely with clients and brokers to develop personalized solutions as well as developing new relationships. You will be responsible for underwriting profitable new and renewal business to meet Financial Lines targets regionally including global elements. Your responsibilities also include negotiating participation, pricing and terms & conditions, supporting the acquisition of new business and retaining existing business.

In this role you will.....~crlf~##Underwrite new and renewal accounts to meet top and bottom line targets~crlf~##Negotiate participation, pricing and terms and conditions with brokers~crlf~##Proactively manage capacity ~crlf~##Underwrite in line with Line of Business governance framework - e.g. Underwriting Authorities, global MSU and Underwriting Guidelines~crlf~##Ensure contract certainty is achieved on all accounts at time of inception~crlf~##Ensure utilization of global pricing tools~crlf~##Ensure accurate policy documentation issued to broker (where AGCS responsibility to do so) or broker has issued documentation (where broker responsibility)~crlf~##File maintenance – ensure file is established and maintained for each risk and transaction handled~crlf~##Proactively support completion of policy administration and credit control processes~crlf~##Positively represent AGCS externally to the market~crlf~##Proactively drive involvement of functional areas in Underwriting process, including e.g. MMC, Claims, Operations~crlf~##Develop and maintain strong relationships with key brokers and clients and other relevant stakeholders (e.g. risk managers)~crlf~

##Ideally CII qualified or equivalent or working towards it~crlf~##At least 2 years’ experience as an Underwriter, Broker or relevant equivalent in the financial lines sector~crlf~##Ability to assess risk inherent exposures relevant to the product~crlf~##Analyze current performance against benchmarks, applying how the market operates and functions, the business needs and customer needs~crlf~##Design, develop and implement consistent, robust wordings~crlf~##Solid understanding of the policy administration life cycle, information collection, policy issuance, premium bookings, credit control & cancellation~crlf~##Excellent communication skills and ability to create relationships with a wide range of people~crlf~##Ability to persuade and motivate others to act~crlf~##Able to analyze information gathered from various sources, and draw appropriate conclusions~crlf~

AGCS is dedicated to offering its employees an environment open for learning and development and hosts its own Underwriting Academy to drive continued excellence in underwriting and to better understand and serve our clients’ needs.~crlf~ ~crlf~At Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) we offer the opportunity to work in a dynamic environment with global challenges at the world’s leading P&C insurer. ~crlf~ ~crlf~Did you know Allianz insures more than half of the Fortune Global 500® companies, or that AGCS insures major movie productions, cyber security threats, and that we are the leading specialist in satellite and space insurance?~crlf~ ~crlf~We have offices in 29 countries and with our extensive Allianz and partner network we help customers in more than 160 countries worldwide. ~crlf~ ~crlf~At AGCS UK we are not only impressive for our clients, but also for our employees as we offer the following generous benefits:~crlf~ ~crlf~-Flexible buy/sell holiday options~crlf~-Bupa private medical insurance~crlf~-Generous pension contributions~crlf~-Enhanced paid maternity, paternity, shared parental leave~crlf~-Sabbaticals~crlf~-Flexible working options~crlf~-Subsidized on-site massages~crlf~-Employee stock purchase plan for Allianz shares~crlf~-Education / study sponsorship~crlf~-Global mobility within AGCS and the wider Allianz Group ~crlf~ ~crlf~…and many more individual flexible benefits to choose from. We pride ourselves on our approach to wellbeing and provide regular seminars, activities, and events devoted towards the overall health of our employees.~crlf~ ~crlf~We are looking for talented individuals who are passionate about what they do – come and find out why AGCS is the place for you!

Allianz is the home for those who dare – a supportive place where you can take the initiative to grow and to actively strengthen our global leadership position. By truly caring about people – both its 85 million private and corporate customers and more than 142,000 employees – Allianz fosters a culture where its employees are empowered to collaborate, perform, embrace trends and challenge the industry. Our main ambition is to be our customers’ trusted partner, instilling them with the confidence to grow. If you dare, join us at Allianz Group.~crlf~~crlf~Allianz is an equal opportunity employer. Everybody is welcome, regardless of other characteristics such as gender, age, origin, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, disability, or sexual orientation.

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) is the Allianz Group's dedicated carrier for corporate and specialty insurance business. AGCS provides insurance and risk consultancy across the whole spectrum of specialty, alternative risk transfer and corporate business: Marine, Aviation (incl. Space), Energy, Engineering, Entertainment, Financial Lines (incl. D&O), Liability, Mid-Corporate and Property insurance (incl. International Insurance Programs).

Worldwide, AGCS operates in 30 countries with own units and in over 210 countries and territories through the Allianz Group network and partners. In 2016, it employed around 5,000 people and provided insurance solutions to more than three quarters of the 'Fortune Global 500' companies, writing a total of €7.6 billion gross premium worldwide.~crlf~~crlf~AGCS SE is rated AA by Standard & Poor’s and A+ by A.M. Best.~crlf~~crlf~More information about careers at Allianz Global Corporate Specialty can be found at www.agcs.allianz.com/careers~crlf~~crlf~

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