Associate Director – Risk & Insurance Due Diligence (M&A) Associate Director – Risk & Insurance Due  …

in London, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 20 Nov 20
in London, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 20 Nov 20
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Associate Director (AD) in Aon's rapidly growing M&A and Transactions Solutions ("AMATS") practice in the UK (London). Aon’s AMATS team provides both deal advisory services and a wide range of transaction solutions to clients undertaking M&A activity across EMEA. The current pan-European team has a diverse range of backgrounds including risk & insurance specialists, investment bankers, ‘Big 4’ accountancy firms, lawyers, actuaries, cyber security experts and human capital specialists.

The AMATS team is a combined practice of Insurance, Human Capital, Cyber and Intellectual Property experts with a dedicated focus on transactional activity. The team provides insurance advisory services to private equity and infrastructure funds as well as strategic, corporate buyers, on both buy-side and sell-side opportunities. We are seeking a candidate for a project management position. The candidate must have a wealth of experience in the insurance industry either as an underwriter of broker. Specific M&A transaction and/or project management experience is not a pre-requisite although helpful.

The primary responsibility of the AD will be to undertake M&A insurance due diligence engagements which provide project management and advisory services to Buyers and Sellers in the pre-acquisition and pre-sale environment.  The project work will consist of insurance due diligence, planning for post-closing insurance programmes, new entity cost structures, and reviewing applicable transaction documentation. Additionally, the role will involve the proactive identification of any additional M&A insurance solutions and wider advisory services that Aon may also be able to provide to clients during the transaction and following the completion of a deal. 

Key to the role will be the coordination of Aon resources, technical advice and solutions across various geographies and practices within Aon. Regular interface with the Client and their advisors is a key facet of the role.

Your impact

  • Undertake insurance due diligence advisory for private equity, infrastructure and corporate clients in support of their M&A processes; diligence includes a review of the target’s exposure and insurance-related information provided in the data room, interviews with management, collection and tracking of requested information, gleaning and collation of technical insurance commentary and production of diligence reports.
  • Drive project management engagement.
  • Enhance the consistency and quality of our client deliverables by coaching, managing and overseeing junior members of the team.
  • Liaise with clients and other advisors.
  • Coordinate internal Aon expertise/resources/solutions across various practices and geographies.
  • Increase the ratio of solutions delivered on each engagement through pro-active identification of deal issues where AMATS can deliver value adding solutions.   
  • Management of post-close programme placement.
  • Build and foster client relationships.

You bring skills & expertise

  • Excellent communication, influencing and interpersonal skills across organisational levels.
  • Property & casualty insurance experience (broking or underwriting).
  • Ability to work independently, manage competing tasks through effective prioritisation and delegation.
  • Track record of delivering the highest quality client deliverables (written and verbal).
  • Comfortable with flexible work schedule.
  • Analytical abilities.
  • Report writing skills, specifically articulating complexity in a clear and concise manner.
  • Internal and external networking experience and abilities.
  • Technical insurance and due diligence background.
  • Additional foreign language skills beneficial.
  • University Qualification or equivalent.
  • ACII (full or part qualified).
  • General insurance experience.

Our Colleague Experience

Every day, our colleagues make a difference, work with the best, own their potential, and value one another. Together, we share this one purpose: to empower economic and human possibility around the world. This unifying goal is at the heart of our identity, and it lives in everything we do. To learn more about our colleague experience, visit Aon Colleague Experience.

About Aon

Aon plc (NYSE:AON) is a leading global professional services firm providing a broad range of risk, retirement and health solutions. Our 50,000 colleagues in 120 countries empower results for clients by using proprietary data and analytics to deliver insights that reduce volatility and improve performance.

We offer you

A competitive total rewards package, continuing education & training, and tremendous potential with a growing worldwide organisation. Aon is an equal opportunities employer. Aon's recruitment and selection policy ensures the best possible skill mix of colleagues and the highest quality candidates are appointed using objective job-related criteria

We’re happy to talk flexible working.

If you need to flex your working pattern, Aon offers flexible and agile working policies and we’re happy to discuss options with you upon application.

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