Underwriting Manager - HSBC Life Underwriting Manager - HSBC Life …

in Hong Kong
Permanent, Full time
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in Hong Kong
Permanent, Full time
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Underwriting Manager - HSBC Life

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If you’re looking for a career that will give you plenty of opportunities to develop, join HSBC and your future will be rich with potential. Whether you want a career that could take you to the top, or simply take you in an exciting new direction, HSBC offers opportunities, support and rewards that will take you further.


Join our fast-growing Asia Wealth Management teams


HSBC Life is a world-class institution where you can specialise in Insurance but enjoy the advantages that come with being part of a leading global international bank. Insurance is about people, and the promises they make. At HSBC Life we help deliver on these promises by providing a wide variety of life insurance products and services to our clients throughout the Asia-Pacific region. 


Our employees enjoy a dynamic and innovative workplace and a world of opportunities to develop their careers in a high-profile growing business segment. We empower our team of high-performing individuals to build skills and explore new experiences to realise the full potential of being part of HSBC. 


Together we pursue efficient ways of working. We harness the latest data and technology solutions to achieve meaningful outcomes for our clients. The protection we offer creates broad and lasting impact, helping clients to be healthier, more productive and more confident in their futures.


We are currently seeking a high calibre professional to join our team as an Underwriting Manager - HSBC Life.


Principal Responsibilities

  • Implement HSBC underwriting Policy and Principle within the Underwriting & Claims Office of HSBC and ensure that business is accepted on a sound and lasting profitable basis
  • Accept or authorize the acceptance of new business cases or increases to existing policies within prescribed limits of personal authority, on a sound and profitable portfolio basis
  • Proactively monitor underwriting rules, guidelines and philosophy as to its continuing market competitiveness, its effectiveness and in relation to emerging or changing medical and insurance risk principles and practice
  • Identify opportunities to improve internal processes and procedures within and external to this role in order to enhance the overall customer quality delivery
  • Ensure all activities are delivered in accordance with procedures and service standards and the business operates in accordance with Group and regulatory compliance and subject to robust internal controls
  • Create and contribute to a customer friendly environment in accordance with our mission and vision, sensitive to and concerned with the needs and issues of the customers
  • Develop and maintain sound and effective communications and relationships with internal and external customers`
  • Deal with challenges and problems promptly, effectively and professionally


  • Possess a degree qualification and having professional qualification; LOMA, ALU, ALUCA or CII will be desirable
  • Working experience in insurance and solid underwriting experience is a must, at least five in the High Net Worth market
  • Hold a substantial financial sum insured authority of USD 10m, ideally USD 15m
  • Ideally experienced in managing Broker and Commercial bank complex or jumbo cases including liaison with Reinsurers
  • Hold a substantive complex medical health impairment authority to the order of +200% extra mortality or morbidity to Decline
  • Hold full authority and experience over cross border international geographical, occupational and avocational risk assessment disciplines
  • Possesses strong interpersonal, customer service and communication skills
  • Be a self motivated, proactive self starter with the ability and attributes to act and perform with minimal direction or instruction
  • Work beyond the boundaries of usual time and effort in meeting these expectations, creatively and innovatively in often addressing uniquely individual challenges in the High Net Worth Life Insurance market

To be considered for this role, the relevant rights to work in Hong Kong is required.


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Company Overview

HSBC is one of the world’s largest banking and financial services organisations. We serve more than 39 million customers through four global businesses: Retail Banking and Wealth Management, Commercial Banking, Global Banking and Markets, and Global Private Banking. Our network covers 66 countries and territories in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa, North America and Latin America.

We aim to be where the growth is, connecting customers to opportunities, enabling businesses to thrive and economies to prosper, and ultimately helping people to fulfil their hopes and realise their ambitions.

Whether you are looking for a first job or taking the next step in your career, we offer many ways for you to realise your ambitions. Come and work with us and you'll have opportunities to make connections all over the world and help build the bank for the future.

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