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Underwriter

About Us:

General Re, a leading global reinsurer and a member of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies, has an opportunity in its General Star Management Company subsidiary. 

General Star underwrites excess, surplus specialty property and casualty (P&C) insurance on an admitted and non admitted basis through wholesale brokers.

We currently offer an excellent opportunity for an Underwriter in our corporate headquarters in Stamford, CT.

Your Role:

The ideal candidate will analyze, underwrite and manage a delegated book of Property and Casualty Risks written through a group of select MGAs for the Contract P&C Unit. The candidate will manage the overall relationship with the appointed MGAs, will be responsible for program changes and the training on new and existing products.

Responsibilities

  • Establish and maintain a disciplined underwriting and client management approach with the ultimate objective of writing business to an expected underwriting profit.
  • Evaluate and audit a book of business produced by select MGAs in accordance with established underwriting guidelines. Monitor the quality of risks, the pricing and the trends associated with the book.
  • Handle submissions that consist mostly of referrals from MGA underwriters as required by underwriting guidelines. Quote larger and more complex accounts when needed.
  • Develop effective personal business relationships with both existing and new clients either through daily interaction and periodic travel to client locations and industry events. The position requires approximately 20% travel.
  • Participate in various special projects and in product development.

Experience/Qualifications:

  • Three plus years of underwriting experience in commercial lines.
  • Construction/contractors liability experience desirable.
  • Undergraduate college degree.
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills.
  • Strong / polished interpersonal and presentation skills.
  • Natural aptitude for teamwork / Initiative.
  • Critical thinking and organizational ability.
  • Proficiency in Word, Excel and Lotus Notes.
  • Strong analytical skills.

Contact:

Linda Dalesio, Human Resources
ldalesio@genre.com

Our Address:

120 Long Ridge Road
Stamford, CT 06902 (US)

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