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Axis Global Head of Marine RI in New York, New York

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.

AXIS:

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.

Job Summary:

Responsible for the acquisition, underwriting, monitoring, and performance of Marine reinsurance business (MarRe) globally (currently approximately $70mm in GWP). This includes operating in line with established underwriting policies and procedures, risk and profitability matrix and requires a senior level of technical and managerial skills.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead a global team of underwriters based in London and New York.

  • Define goals and objectives for respective reinsurance teams and team members consistent with overall reinsurance and Axis Re objectives; create conditions necessary for their implementation and monitor and report on performance.

  • Day to day management of MarRe team, taking active role in people development, ensuring effective control over all activities within area of responsibility and ensuring own and team compliance with Axis Re guidelines.

  • As a member of the Senior Management Team, contribute to the development and delivery of overall objectives and communicate important information on a regular basis.

  • Define the MarRe global strategy and develop an implementation plan to be reviewed on a regular basis ensuring active portfolio steering on a real time basis.

  • Engage in originating business and establishing and maintaining strong relationship with brokers and cedent.

  • Ensure diligent day to day monitoring of existing book of business, raising issues and concerns when they arise and provide recommendations for actions where necessary

  • Ensure an active dialog between the underwriters and actuaries in the pricing and modeling of treaty programs and the provision of accurate underwriting assessments, exposures, structure descriptions, and loss information.

  • Ensure that the portfolio develops according to defined risk matrix.

  • Assure delivery of management information on financial performance according to the requirement of Axis Re and Group as well as on material developments in the respective reinsurance portfolio on a monthly and quarterly basis and as needed.

  • Represent AXIS Re at industry conventions, be a market thought leader and participate in speaking engagements.

Required Qualifications and Experience:

  • Thorough understanding of the Marine insurance and reinsurance markets with at least 15-20 years of primary and/or reinsurance underwriting experience with a minimum of 5 years experiences in reinsurance

  • Proven leadership and management skills: inspiring and building commitment, attracting and developing talent, fostering integration and team-work

  • Proven track record in delivering underwriting results

  • International perspective, strong understanding of global specialty markets

  • Solid understanding of statistical analysis, modeling and the interpretation of results

  • Strong external network with brokers and core clients; ability to build strong relationships across products and territories

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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