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Assistant Underwriting Manager (Casualty)


Job Summary

  • Underwrite and analyze new and renewal business utilizing the The Zurich Way of Underwriting framework and within delegated authority levels under limited guidance
  • Demonstrate specialized knowledge and expertise in products and industry
  • Develop and maintain relationships with distributors in support of business retention and acquisition
  • Work with customers and distributors to determine their insurance related needs and provide solutions
  • Contribute to the development of propositions 


Job Accountabilities

  • Apply The Zurich Way of Underwriting elements for new business & renewals, completing assignments of high complexity and working within delegated authority
  • Measure exposure & analyse risk
  • Determine technical price according to certified/agreed pricing process
  • Responsible for quoting & setting coverage; negotiating terms & conditions
  • Manage accounts and build relationships in support of customer/business acquisition and retention (e.g., by handling a range of queries, providing advice to assist with the development of an account)
  • Proactively contribute ideas and work for the development of new or enhanced propositions based on technical, customer and distributor insights
  • Implement agreed technical standards, controls, practices and procedures, thereby maintaining underwriting discipline
  • Contribute to short term, defined scope projects
  • Provide guidance to lower level associates and proactively supports development of self and others


Job Qualifications

  • Bachelor degree or equivalent
  • Over 5 years relevant Casualty underwriting or claims experience
  • Proven current knowledge of product and industry, as demonstrated in involvement in trade and industry
  • Typically hold or is working towards relevant professional designation
  • Demonstrate technical knowledge and skills reflective of a seasoned practitioner who has progressed within underwriting positions of increasing responsibility
  • Practical market-facing underwriting experience
  • Experience in servicing multinational/ complex accounts with large/ key brokers
  • Added preference for skills in structuring multinational insurance business in a compliant manner
  • Fluency in English, Cantonese and Mandarin speaking added advantage
  • Negotiation, influencing and selling skills
  • Ability to develop relationships with key business partners
  • Pipeline management and new business development
  • Ability to build trust based business relationships with customers and producers
  • Open mind to try new ways and alternative approaches of doing things
  • Self-starter, proactive, results and execution oriented


Are you interested in working for a company that values its people and put's its customers and employees at the heart of everything we do? Are you looking for growth opportunities beyond simply a career? Then Zurich could be just the place for you!


Our people are the heart & soul of Zurich. Together we are committed to delivering on our purpose - Let’s Create a Brighter Future Together! 

Our ambition is to become one of the most responsible and impactful businesses in the world. To get there we hire and develop the best talent available. With Zurich, you can expect to work on challenges that will help you grow and to collaborate with a diverse and inclusive global team. 

People are Zurich’s most important asset. Their varied skills, perspectives and experiences drive innovation. And they reflect the breadth and diversity of our customers, suppliers, communities and investors around the world. We are committed to attracting and retaining talented individuals from a variety of backgrounds and experiences. Zurich does not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, sex, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, age, disability, protected veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, pregnancy or other characteristics protected by applicable law. 



  • Location(s):  HK - Hong Kong

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