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Job description

Willis Re is looking for a senior broker and client manager to be part of the Asia Pacific (APAC) London desk focusing on retrocession business. This role will be primarily focussed on APAC, along with growing opportunities to contribute in other areas of Willis Re International. The role will involve working in a senior position within a large team on reinsurance placements and client management.

The Role

The ideal candidate will have gained experience in reinsurance industry, whether at an insurer (as a buyer), reinsurer or broker. A track record of strong retrocession transactional activities is required, and experience working on, or communicating analytics, is desired.

Major responsibilities:
  • Provide front line client servicing (including placing retrocession reinsurance, negotiating amendments & improvements to cover, supply of market information, facilitating client/reinsurer meetings etc.)
  • Work closely with other Willis Re offices and teams across the APAC region on a wide range of retrocession placements, business development opportunities and client management
  • Create and grow relationships with underwriters in London and International Markets
  • To assess market appetite for our client's business and communicate this to regional stakeholders
  • Understand evolving client needs and contribute to thought-leadership, advising clients on: Optimal reinsurance structures with technical and market pricing and Reinsurance purchasing strategies
  • Prepare client and market presentations in Excel, Word and PowerPoint formats and work with colleagues to prepare RfP responses
  • Engage with Catastrophe Risk Analysts and Actuaries

The Requirement

  • A strong track record of transactional retrocession business
  • Good negotiation skills
  • Analytical and numerical skills
  • Energetic with a strong desire to learn new things
  • Initiative and an eagerness to drive projects to a successful conclusion
  • Team-player, enthusiastic in supporting a team effort and comfortable that during the initial stages of the role, they will be playing a broadly supporting function
  • Understanding of how the overall direction of the industry and foresight to understand how it is changing
  • Ability to prioritise, work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • A willingness to engage with a wide range of International clients, reinsurers and colleagues
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Suite: Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Although not a necessity, the following would be welcome in this role; Asian language skills and Experience working in the APAC region

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