Underwriter or Senior Underwriter - Director & Officers Liability

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About Swiss Re Corporate Solutions

Swiss Re is one of the world’s leading providers of reinsurance, insurance and other forms of insurance-based risk transfer. We anticipate and manage risks, from natural catastrophes and climate change to cybercrime.

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions is the commercial insurance arm of the Swiss Re Group. We offer innovative insurance solutions to large and midsized multinational corporations from our approximately 50 locations worldwide. We help clients mitigate their risk exposure, whilst our industry-leading claims service provides them with additional peace of mind.

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions offers a flexible working environment where curious and adaptable people thrive. Are you interested in joining us?

About the Team:

Our team has extensive knowledge of the local market and works closely with clients to provide tailored insurance solutions. The team is made up of professionals with financial and underwriting expertise and a wealth of experience in the Executive Risks insurance sector. Together with our teams in Zurich, Singapore and Toronto, we ensure that our clients can access our global network of experts when required.

About the Role:

We are looking for a pro-active, highly motivated and result oriented Underwriter or Senior Underwriter to join the Executive Risks team within Corporate Solutions.

This is an underwriting position for someone with broad experience and established broker connections in the Canadian public and private company D&O market. The core focus is on contributing to the results-oriented underwriting of Directors and Officers Liability transactions as a (primary and excess) direct insurer and to substantially grow the Canadian public company D&O book of business.

Your main tasks will be generating new business opportunities by leveraging broker contacts, analyzing and assessing the technical insurability in respect of exposures and coverages, reviewing cover structures, wordings and proposals and preparing quotations. You will be expected to develop a thorough understanding of the client’s requirements and expectations and to participate in discussions and negotiations with Brokers, existing and new Clients.

Furthermore, you may contribute to project work, work in international deal teams, training junior underwriters and accept special assignments as required.

About You:

  • Successful completion of a university degree or equivalent, with a major in finance, business and/or economics considered a strong asset
  • Minimum 1-3 years of relevant underwriting experience in the Canadian market for Underwriter; 3+ years for Senior Underwriter
  • Network of Canadian D&O brokers and clients (preferred)
  • Technical underwriting background, including a strong ability to analyze financial statements
  • Bilingual in English and French considered a strong asset
  • High level of self-motivation and ability to work independently
  • Good negotiation and analytical skills
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Good organizational and time management skills
  • Team player, open-minded
  • Strong IT skills, including high comfort level using Microsoft excel, word and power point
  • Willingness to travel

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.

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact the world, it is our responsibility to help keep our employees, customers, partners and communities healthy and safe.  SwissRe will require all candidates interviewing in person in the United States and Canada to provide evidence of vaccination when arriving at our offices. 


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.