Lead Underwriter, Entertainment

Job Level:  Professional

Singapore, SG, 068897

Area of Expertise:  Underwriting
Unit:  Allianz Commercial
Employing Entity:  Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty SE
Job Type:  Full-Time
Remote Job:  Hybrid working
Employment Type:  Permanent
ID:  34760
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Allianz Commercial is the global leader for insuring corporate and specialty risks in the Allianz Group. Whether it is aircraft, satellites, the world’s biggest ships and tallest building, cyber-attacks, or climate change impacts, we have the major risks covered when it comes to protecting businesses.


Job Purpose/Role:


In your role as the Lead Underwriter, you are responsible to build up a profitable and sustainable Entertainment portfolio in the Region Asia. You will underwrite profitable new and renewal business of the Entertainment Line of Business offering Film/TV/Commercials and Live Entertainment (Contingency, event liability & property) insurance products. You will be responsible for the negotiation of participation, pricing, terms and conditions. Furthermore, you will be the referral point within the Region and will need to develop and maintain strong relationships with brokers and clients. Furthermore, you will be an active part of the global Entertainment Underwriting team and support the global expansion activities.


Key Responsibilities:


Underwrite Profitable Business

  • Underwrite Film/TV/Commercials, Live and Contingency new and renewal risks to meet top and bottom-line targets (local and/or regional).
  • Ownership of accounts / clients, Underwrite International Insurance Programs.
  • Specialized technical expertise / lead for multiple sub-LoBs.
  • Proactively manage capacity.
  • Ensure and understand accumulation control / modelling, catastrophe modelling and interpretation of scenarios if applicable.


Underwriting Approach and Compliance

  • Underwrite governance framework (Underwriting Authorities, Underwriting Guidelines, Rules, Principles).
  • Ensure contract certainty is achieved on all accounts at time of inception.
  • Ensure utilization of global pricing tools
  • Ensure placing and binding of FAC Reinsurance prior to policy inception.
  • Development of local wordings & guidelines and contribute to development of global product enhancements.


Policy Documentation and Administration

  • Ensure accurate policy documentation issued to broker.
  • File maintenance – ensure file is established and maintained for each risk and transaction handled.
  • Proactively support completion of policy administration and credit control processes.


Underwriting Strategy & Leadership

  • Development and execution of regional Underwriting strategy.
  • Contribute to development and execution of global Entertainment strategy.
  • Training, developing and coaching of underwriter(s).
  • Manage referrals from underwriters and spokes and re-underwrite complex business as appropriate.


Market Management

  • Proactively drive acquisition of new business and retention of existing business. 
  • Proactively liaise with MMC on market management initiatives.


Relationship Management

  • Positively represent AGCS externally to the market.
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with key brokers and clients and other relevant stakeholders (e.g. risk managers).
  • Proactively drive involvement of functional areas in Underwriting process, including e.g. MMC, ARC, Claims, Operations.


Key Experience / Requirements / Skills:


Required Experience

  • Significant experience in Underwriting profitable business in LoB.
  • Specialized expert understanding of multiple sub-LoB products and portfolio.
  • Demonstrable, established relationships with brokers at peer group level and well established within market.
  • Specialized understanding of regional / local LoB insurance markets and competitor landscape, including global elements.
  • Good understanding of legal and regulatory framework.
  • Experience working in complex, global matrix organization.


Required Education

  • Preferably a degree in Economics, Law, or other appropriate discipline.
  • Preferably completion of professional insurance qualification (e.g., CII).


Technical Skills

  • Risk Assessment and Management: Ability to assess risk inherent exposures and natural hazards relevant to LoB.
  • Pricing and Market Management: Analyze current performance against benchmarks applying how the market operates and functions, the business needs and customer needs.
  • Contract Drafting and Interpretation: Design, develop and implement consistent, robust wordings.
  • Policy Management: Robust understanding of policy administration life cycle, information collection, policy issuance, premium bookings, credit control, cancellation.


General Skill

  • Communication & Presentation: Ability to express ideas and messages clearly, both written and verbally. Ability to "sell" an improvised or prepared audience winning story.
  • Influencing skills: Ability to persuade and motivate others to act, without executive authority.
  • Analytical Skills: Ability to analyze highly complex data, from multiple sources, in detail; identify and resolve issues before they transpire.



  • Fluent in English and a local Asia language



What’s in it for you?


Let’s care about everything that makes you, you

We are committed to nurturing an inclusive environment where everyone feels they belong.  We offer a hybrid working model, which recognizes the value of striking a balance between in-person collaboration and remote working.  Please feel free to discuss flexible working arrangements with us.


Let’s care for your financial wellbeing

We believe in rewarding performance with a great compensation and benefits package (details vary by location).


Let’s care for your opportunities to progress

From career development and digital learning programmes to international career mobility, we offer lifelong learning for our employees worldwide and an environment where innovation, delivery and empowerment are fostered.


Let’s care for life’s twists and turns

From our support for flexible working, health, and wellbeing (including private healthcare and generous parental leave benefits), to helping people return from career breaks with experience that nothing else can teach.  We’ve got your back.


Let’s care for our society and our planet

With opportunities to be engaged in shaping a future that is safe, inclusive, and sustainable, we care for the tomorrows of our people, our industry, and our clients.


Care to join us?

Allianz Commercial (AzC) is a global corporate insurance carrier and part of Allianz Group. We provide risk consultancy, Property-Casualty insurance solutions and alternative risk transfer for a wide spectrum of commercial, corporate and specialty risks across 10 dedicated lines of business. 

Allianz is an equal opportunity employer, and therefore welcomes applications regardless of ethnicity or cultural background, age, gender, nationality, religion, disability, sexual orientation, or any other protected characteristic.  Diversity of thinking is an important part of our company culture.


Recruitment Agencies:

AzC has an in-house recruitment team, which focuses on sourcing great candidates directly. AzC does not accept unsolicited resumes from agency or search firm recruiters.  Fees will not be paid in the event a candidate submitted by a recruiter without an agreement in place is hired.  When we do use agencies, we have a PSL in place, so please do not contact managers directly.