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Swiss Re Asset Management Inc
in Chicago, IL, United States
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in Chicago, IL, United States
Permanent, Full time
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Competitive
Head, Property
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Head Facultative Property North America

About Swiss Re

The Swiss Re Group is one of the worlds leading providers of reinsurance, insurance and other forms of insurance-based risk transfer, working to make the world more resilient. It anticipates and manages risk from natural catastrophes to climate change, from ageing populations to cybercrime. The aim of the Swiss Re Group is to enable society to thrive and progress, creating new opportunities and solutions for its clients. Headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, where it was founded in 1863, the Swiss Re Group operates through a network of around 80 offices globally. It is organized into three Business Units, each with a distinct strategy and set of objectives contributing to the Groups overall mission.

About the Role:

The Head Facultative Property North America is responsible for the Complex single risk portfolio and oversees a national team of highly experienced underwriters in the U.S. and Canada. In this high-profile role, you are Swiss Re's product leader for Property Fac NA. You are also the most regarded representative to the Fac market and our many clients and brokers in the U.S. and Canada.

You will report to the Head of P&C Facultative NA and have a seat on the Fac Leadership Team. In that capacity, you have a stake and will be involved in strategic, organizational and operational matters across all our facultative products and lines.

About your Responsibilities:

  • You lead and engage a team of Property underwriters for Single Risk and Complex accounts operating in a dual channel environment. There are three team leads who will report directly to you. While not a routine activity, you will underwrite, peer review or opine on individual deals or sign off on referrals within your authority.
  • You set the overall Property Fac strategy for North America including complex and energy risks in coordination with Swiss Re's Product Centre and in accordance with Swiss Re's risk appetite, group strategy and allocated capacity.
  • You are responsible for portfolio steering, underwriting quality and profitability of the property Single Risk portfolio. You ensure that our technical underwriting expertise matches client needs and that the team's underwriting skills and authority levels are current, adequate and continuously advanced.
  • You are responsible that underwriting appetite and practices are within all relevant SR guidelines, and that KPIs and operational excellence and risk management standards for Fac are met.
  • Your objective is to meet financial plan targets and you will provide quantitative and qualitative input into Finance, Reserving, Claims and Business Steering meetings and related reports.
  • You will be approached to critically analyze and contribute to proposals for new products and client solutions where Property Fac can play a role.
  • You collaborate with the Property Fac Facilities and SwiftRe teams on client matters and deal evaluation and structuring.
  • You will enjoy high visibility with Fac clients, brokers and trade organizations, as well as, internally, with other product leaders within the Swiss Re Group.


About the Team

The Fac team at Swiss Re has a longstanding history and enjoys an excellent reputation in the market with clients and brokers alike. Underwriters for all our facultative products and lines of business sit side by side and collaboration is not just a buzz word for us. We take pride in helping our clients with our technical expertise and flexible solutions and negotiating deals is our daily passion. In the Property team, we cater to a broad spectrum of risk complexity suited for the national and large account space. This is what makes us a preferred partner for risks needing large capacity.

If this sounds exciting, our team hopes to hear from you. If you need a fac quote, we hope you call us.

About You:

  • Recognized, respected and well-connected in the NA Property Fac market - prior experience in both the broker and direct distribution channels a plus.
  • Cognizant of market cycles, product trends and competitor actions to analyze, define and drive strategic and tactical actions for Swiss Re Fac.
  • Preferred: 10+ years of primary insurance and / or reinsurance experience. At least 5 years (preferred) of property underwriting experience and 3 years of management experience.
  • Entrepreneurial and creative mindset with respect to clients, products and team leadership that inspires and engages while staying goal oriented.
  • High degree of intellectual curiosity combined with critical thinking skills, analytical problem-solving abilities, and openness to seek new ways of doing things. Keen interest in new technologies in the (re)insurance industry.
  • Proven ability to engage and effectively cooperate with clients, brokers, and colleagues, across all personalities and seniority ranks.
  • Others say about you: Collaborative, self-starter, good at strategic thinking and execution, positive attitude, inspiring, resilient, trusted, empathetic, balanced, great listener and a team builder.
  • Expected travel up to 25%, some international

Swiss Re is an equal opportunity employer. It is our practice to recruit, hire and promote without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, pregnancy, sexual orientations, marital status, military status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Decisions on employment are solely based on an individual's qualifications for the position being filled.

During the recruitment process, reasonable accommodations for disabilities are available upon request. If contacted for an interview, please inform the Recruiter/HR Professional of the accommodation needed.

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