Senior Underwriter/Underwriter - Property

General information

City: London

Country: United Kingdom

Creation Date: 24-Aug-2020

Employment Type: Permanent

Department: Specialty

Ref #: 3816

Description & Requirements


Who we are?

Liberty Specialty Markets is part of Liberty Mutual Insurance Group, a leading global insurer. We offer a breadth of world-class insurance and reinsurance services to brokers and insureds in all major markets. Established in 2013, bringing together Liberty's company, syndicate and reinsurance operations into one combined operation of over 1,900 people, over 50 specialty and commercial insurance and reinsurance products and four underwriting platforms.

About the Role:

This is a great opportunity for an experienced underwriter to develop a book of US D&F business.

Strategy and Planning

  • Support the development of the annual business plan for the Underwriting division and ensure delivery of the plan in accordance with stated risk tolerances
  • Ensure the team's awareness of the business plan and its context so that they are able to take appropriate action and make informed decisions
  • Contribute new ideas and concepts to support the development and delivery of the business plan


Delivery

  • Establish and strengthen relationships with brokers, industry bodies, business partners, reinsurers and colleagues, to maximise influence and achieve business objectives
  • Demonstrate understanding and awareness of market dynamics and market cycles to drive and enhance business performance
  • Continually develop expertise and technical knowledge through appropriate development initiatives
  • Underwrite insurance risks in accordance with the business plan and personal authority to meet business objectives

Policy, Process and Procedures

  • Compliance with all applicable internal and external laws, regulations, policies, procedures and guidance
  • Adhere to underwriting standards, instructions and best practice methodology in order to minimise risk
  • Apply any reinsurance requirements in accordance with stated risk tolerances and to deliver against business plan

People Management

  • Manage resources across the team to ensure business requirements are achieved
  • Motivate and develop the team by demonstrating good leadership behaviours and management best practice

What the ideal candidate will have:

  • Extensive experience within US Markets
  • Solid connections within US placement teams at major broking houses
  • Self motivated and customer focused
  • ACII qualification is desirable
  • Open, collegiate and adaptable to working within a small team
  • Intermediate/ advanced level understanding of relevant software including Excel and other departmental software packages

What we can offer you:

At LSM, we recognise and encourage the values of diversity, inclusion and collaboration and we know that working together to share our unique perspectives helps us make better decisions, deliver innovative solutions and pursue our goals.

We know that each of us has a 'unique perspective', shaped by our different backgrounds, personalities, life experiences, beliefs and many other dimensions of difference. We are a proud sponsor of MumsNet and encourage a flexible work life balance.

LSM reward individuals based on their performance, ability and attitude, no matter the focus or seniority of their role, with our competitive benefits package. All LSM employees have access to flexi-benefits to suit their particular lifestyle needs, which include competitive basic salary, pension and bonus, 25 days' holiday (with the option to buy or sell 5), generous contribution towards gym membership, private health and dental care and full health screening, good maternity and paternity leave options, full study support towards any relevant qualifications and flexibility to work remotely. On top of all of this we are based in the prestigious Walkie Talkie building and all employees have individual and guest access to the Sky Garden.

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