Underwriting Manager - Portfolio Solutions

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Underwriting Manager - Portfolio Solutions

  • Location:

    United Kingdom

  • Contact:

    Piere Forbes

  • Contact email:

    piere.forbes@equitycity.co.uk

  • Job ref:

    365

  • Published:

    about 2 months ago

  • Expiry date:

    2024-05-20

Underwriting Manager, MPS

Location: London City
Hybrid working: Home/ Office base
Salary: £80,000+

About the role

This role will take you in a different direction in comparison to a more “traditional” underwriting role in insurance. Leading a team of Account Managers, you will ensure that our binding authority is managed in line with DUA procedures, regulatory requirements and best practice whilst managing internal stakeholder relationships across the Practices, engaging with brokers and senior stakeholders to support the placement of risks into the facility. This role will suit an experienced underwriter who is confident and articulate who has a strong level of technical understanding across a broad range of products, with the ability to lead and support a team, has great attention to detail and the ability to think on their feet, as well as working well under pressure in a flexible role.

What can you expect?

  • Oversee and work alongside identified product specialist within team to engage with the Practices to identify issues and improvements, to support the usage of fast track and develop further understanding and dealing with enquiries.

  • Provide leadership, guidance and support to the team.

  • Manage the Underwriting Framework amendments and link in with template team to ensure updates on broker templates align with u/w framework.  Ensure updates are shared with participating markets and approved by Leader.

  • Maintain knowledge of current Cat limits and ensuring changes and updates are communicated to Aggregates team to allow for RMS engagement to be up to date.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Undertake the delegated underwriting process for a global cross-class DUA Facility.

  • Ensure, through the team, that individual risks are bound promptly and in accordance with the Delegated Underwriting Authority and consistently review efficiencies.

  • Ensure full compliance with the Delegated Authority from insurers.

  • Provide leadership, guidance and training to Account Managers (junior underwriters) and Work alongside senior stakeholders to support Facility training throughout the business.

  • Identify issues and improvements, to support the usage of the facility and develop further understanding and dealing with enquiries.

  • Responsible for understanding market changes with respects to changes in clauses accepted as well as exclusion languages and organise communication with support from Legal and Compliance.

  • Support Transaction Team in the Placement of Property Quota Share eligible risks under the current DUA, including peer review of risks in the form of a SPOEC (Second Pair of Eyes Check)

  • Build relationships with the senior stakeholders across the different business areas within the business as well as the panel of Facility Insurers, including attending regular meetings.

  • Tracking and achieving all KPl's and SLA's for the contractual obligations

  • To have an awareness and understanding of the regulatory framework in which the Company and MPS operates, and the regulatory requirements and expectations relevant to officer.


Key Skills: 

  • Proven experience of working within the insurance market from an Underwriting, Broking or Claims background.

  • Comprehensive understanding of London insurance market dynamics and core processes.

  • Technical insurance knowledge of one or more classes of Insurance (Wholesale/Retail) in particular policy wordings

  • Support Management of and contract amendments in line with the Governance Framework

  • Ability to build relationships internally at all levels of senior management and peers within other departments is essential.

  • Previous experience managing a team.

  • Highly organised and methodical in approach

  • Ability to work under pressure, often to tight deadlines.


What makes you stand out:

  • Experience using the Placing Platform Limited (PPL) or Whitespace when placing risks.

  • Experience in handling delegated authority business is beneficial.