Head of Property Underwriting

Zurich, Suisse

Job Type

Full Time

About Us

Arc Vermeil is an international recruitment firm specialized in placement of executives and managers in the financial services Industry. Our agengy had been mandated on the following job

About the Role

The role of Chief Underwriting Officer Property P&C EMEA will be to support the P&C EMEA team and it’s three regional teams DACH, WSE/CEERT and UKI/Northern Europe/ME to manage and develop a profitable Property Risk & CAT portfolio, act as a centre of excellence for all Property Risk & CAT related topics within P&C EMEA and coordinate our Property CAT strategy closely with P&C Global CAT.


Helping the P&C EMEA developing and maintaining a technically sound and profitable Property Risk & CAT portfolio by means of proportional and non-proportional treaty

Setting overall Property Risk & CAT strategy and risk appetite in close collaboration with regional Head of departments and Global CAT for EMEA P&C

Ensuring consistent Property Risk & CAT pricing and underwriting approach for P&C EMEA

Acting as the highest Property Risk & CAT referral point within P&C EMEA

Monitoring and coordination of CAT limit deployment within EMEA P&C

Analysing and reporting market trends, economic and legal developments and assessing their impact on your segment

Coordinating/Performing file reviews at client locations
Representing the company at market events

Continuously deepening your Line of Business expertise
Collaborating with other departments and functions, namely Global Account Executives, Cat Research/Modelling, Pricing, Claims, Reserving and Technical Accounting

Contributing to the development of expertise of Underwriters within P&C EMEA.

10 -15 years of reinsurance underwriting experience and profound product knowledge in the area of Property Risk & CAT treaty reinsurance, including pricing and wording

Solid primary insurance market experience, incl. pricing and wording know-how is a strong plus

Ideally experience in all EMEA Property Risk & CAT marketplaces including the London market

Strong professional network with producing brokers in EMEA
Proficient MS Excel skills

Strong analytical and project management skills

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