Senior Underwriter for Insurance Linked Strategies

  • Competitive
  • Zurich, Switzerland
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Credit Suisse AG
  • 28 Sep 16

Senior Underwriter for Insurance Linked Strategies

Credit Suisse Company Overview Credit Suisse is a leading global wealth manager with strong investment banking and asset management capabilities. Founded in 1856, Credit Suisse has expanded to be a global force employing over 45,000 people in 50 countries. With new leadership, a new strategy and a streamlined global organization, we are set for growth. We partner across businesses, divisions and regions to create innovative solutions to meet the needs of our clients-and to help our employees grow. It is a high priority for us to continually invest in our employees by providing ongoing opportunities for training, networking and mobility. Join us and let's shape the future of Credit Suisse together.

We Offer...

  • A varied, challenging and highly interesting role in the dynamic alternative market environment as Senior Underwriter with a leading ILS Fund Manager with a worldwide focus in Switzerland
  • Management, pricing and monitoring of assigned lines of business and handling of risk referrals and submissions (incl. selection of risks, review of cover structures, wordings, exposures, premiums calculations)
  • Lead discussions and negotiations with brokers and counterparties and ensuring appropriate contractual documents
  • Coordination of efforts with internal parties (e.g. Portfolio Management, Operations, Legal and Compliance) and external parties
  • Preparation of investment and market analyses, deal structuring and pricing as well as trade recommendations, presentations and reports to management and committees to ensure appropriate well-informed and risk-reward decision-making
  • Maintenance and expansion of professional relationships with existing and prospective counterparties including brokers, fronting entities, etc.
  • Analysis and monitoring of re-insurance and primary insurance market intelligence and trends, assessment of the implications for underwriting, investment strategy and business opportunities and establish forward looking views and recommendations
  • Development of new or potential business, including performing initial vetting of opportunities in coordination with internal experts


You Offer...
  • At least 5 years of underwriting experience with a focus on Property Cat business in the re-insurance industry
  • Detailed understanding of reinsurance and primary insurance
  • Basic experience with risk model tools (e.g. AIR, RMS)
  • Entrepreneurial spirit
  • Good analytical, actuarial and technical skills
  • Structured, proactive and time efficient working approach
  • Ability to work autonomously in a team environment
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills
  • Readiness to travel from time to time
  • General Programming skills (C#, Advanced MS Office, Matlab, SQL)
  • Fluency in English (oral and written)
  • Advanced MS Office
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Ms. A. Zaydowicz would be delighted to receive your application.

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