Senior Underwriter, Financial Institutions - Professional and Management Liability

at Axis in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job Description

This is your opportunity to join AXIS Capital – a trusted global provider of specialty lines insurance and reinsurance. We stand apart for our outstanding client service, intelligent risk taking and superior risk adjusted returns for our shareholders. We also proudly maintain an entrepreneurial, disciplined and ethical corporate culture. As a member of AXIS, you join a team that is among the best in the industry.

At AXIS, we believe that we are only as strong as our people. We strive to create an inclusive and welcoming culture where employees of all backgrounds and from all walks of life feel comfortable and empowered to be themselves. This means that we bring our whole selves to work.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion or creed, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, physical or mental disability, age, marital status, civil union status, family or parental status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Accommodation is available upon request for candidates taking part in the selection process.

Senior Underwriter, Financial Institutions – Professional and Management Liability


The Senior Underwriter, Financial Institutions will act within established guidelines and market to analyze, review, evaluate and monitor new and renewal accounts for private banks, insurance companies, hedge funds, investment advisors, and other financial institutions. Solutions included management liability, professional liability insurance and ancillary lines.

Senior Underwriters exercise independent judgment in processing accounts and manage underwriting activities, typical hold a $3 to $5 million Underwriting Authority and manage/develop a book of new and renewal business.

Candidate Profile

Senior Underwriter, Financial Institutions will be a “hands-on” technical expert with a history of success within a top-tier Commercial Insurance Carrier focused on building a book of Financial Institutions Management and Professional Liability (E&O, D&O, EPLI, FLI and Crime) Lower Middle Market private, accounts.

Candidates will have deep contacts within Financial Institutions retail broker channels and full life cycle exposure to portfolio management across; solicitation of submissions, underwriting analysis, preparing, and issuing indications/quotations/binders, and marketing.

Additionally, the candidate must have an executive presence, demonstrating success in communicating, influencing, and building solid relationships that add value to the AXIS book of business and contribute to longer-term strategic initiatives.

Work Profile

From our office in Chicago’s renowned Wills/Sears Tower, this position allows for a adaptable schedule. You’ll remotely two days a week and on-site for three days. Maintaining close ties with brokers and clients, as well as actively engaging in industry and company functions, will necessitate some travel.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

+ Participate in prospecting through the identification of new business targets and opportunities, work closely with Key Financial Institutions Retail Brokers to ensure department receives opportunity to offer proposal. Make strategy recommendations to supervisor.

+ Review and evaluate national new and renewal business based upon company underwriting guidelines. Develop strategy and make recommendations.

+ Review coverage requests provided by agent and determined department’s position relating to such requests within individual authority granted. Present those outside authority to immediate supervisor for approval or guidance.

+ Analyze and underwrite individual risks. Develop appropriate limit structure, retention, pricing and endorsements within authority granted.

+ Manage personal book of business with regard to new lines, renewals and cross marketing of product lines within the department.

+ Meet all divisional servicing objectives including but not limited to quote turnaround, policy issuance, phone management, file maintenance and documentation, etc. Maintain data integrity for underwriting system.

+ Perform required marketing calls through regular broker visits on a timely and frequent basis. Solicit new accounts, gather market intelligence and provide up-to-date department information relating to products and services.

+ Manage select agency relationships to ensure objectives are achieved.

+ Perform all necessary travel as required for marketing calls as well as client meetings.

+ Continue to develop and update product and underwriting knowledge.

+ Maintain up-to-date familiarity with economic and legal factors comparing the department’s lines of business and the insurance industry.

+ Participate in projects or perform other related work as required.

+ Coordinate with branch marketing representatives and profit center representatives to allow for cross marketing.

Required Education/Training & Experience:

+ Bachelor’s degree

+ Requires a minimum of +5 years of experience across Financial Institutions, executive liability underwriting.

+ Advanced technical expertise, underwriting skills and knowledge of insurance and underwriting principles, practices and procedures.

+ Experience should include the ability to assess company financials, analyze stock metrics, manuscript forms and manage individual portfolios.

Other Desired Skills and Characteristics:

+ Excellent negotiation skills and strong marketing abilities

+ Team player

+ Strong presentation skills

+ Strong basis of financial analysis

+ Strong policy language analysis skills

+ Proven marketing abilities and established relationships with brokers

For this position, we currently expect to offer a base salary in the range of $140K – $200K. The specific salary offer will be based on an assessment of various factors, including the experience of the successful candidate and their work location. In addition, all employees are eligible for competitive incentive targets, with awards based on overall corporate and individual performance. On top of this, we offer a comprehensive and competitive benefits package which includes medical plans for employees and their families, health and wellness programs, retirement plans, tuition reimbursement, paid vacation, and much more.

Rewarding. Challenging. Meaningful.

We are shaping the direction of Insurance and Reinsurance during a critical and exciting time for the industry.

Whether you are a student approaching graduation or a seasoned professional looking for a new environment, AXIS has the right challenges and career opportunities for you. At AXIS, we value each individual and recognize that attracting and retaining the right people is essential to the success of our company.

We offer a comprehensive and competitive benefits package which includes medical plans for employees and their families, health and wellness programs, retirement plans, tuition reimbursement, paid vacation, and much more.

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Job Posting: JC261185800

Posted On: Jun 13, 2024

Updated On: Jul 22, 2024

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