Underwriter – UK International Property

Flexible Work Eligible:Flexible Work Schedule

DISCOVER your opportunity

AXA XL are emerging from a period of transformation following two of the largest acquisitions in the history of the insurance industry to build a truly Global, market leading organization. Our brand, financial strength, resources and capabilities are second to none, providing us with the platform to positively differentiate ourselves in a highly competitive Insurance market. Building on a very successful and profitable 2021, our future strategy centres on expert underwriting and strong leadership, coupled with superior data & analytics to proactively adjust our portfolios to market cycles, and to provide unrivaled service to clients and brokers. To ensure we maintain the quality of our underwriting decisions and superior market service we are actively investing in our underwriting teams and are proud to have the opportunity to grow many of our underwriting teams across the organization. I hope you can join us in our very exciting journey. Luis Prato, Chief Underwriting Officer.

UK International Property Practice

The UK International Property Underwriting Team within AXA XL insures the Property Damage and Business Interruption risks for a diverse portfolio of large and corporate clients globally, spanning a broad range of trades from retail, pharmaceutical all the way through to food manufacturers.

The team offers innovative risk transfer and risk management solutions that meet the needs of today’s local businesses and global players alike by working closely with dedicated loss prevention service units and account management teams.

DISCOVER your opportunity

Joining AXA XL as an experienced Underwriter you will have the opportunity to work with a wide range of clients to provide an innovative and bespoke underwriting service. Each risk we consider is unique which means our clients and Brokers should enjoy a best practice, market leading experience of working with us.

In your underwriting role you will be responsible for writing new and renewal business for an allocated range of clients across the book, working with Brokers and direct clients, in support of the profitable growth of the book. Providing innovative pricing and policy wordings, supporting any claims within your client base and monitoring exposure levels with the respective Actuarial and Claims teams.

What will your essential responsibilities include?

  • Reviewing submissions including applications, policy wording, inspection reports, loss runs, and financial reports while conducting appropriate research to determine degree of risk for each account

  • Calculating appropriate risk premium by considering the risk costs inherent to the sector, reinsurance cessions as well as the Underwriting and general administration costs while ensuring profitability.

  • Proactively advising, assisting, servicing and following up with clients on insurance and risk management matters to ensure satisfaction and fulfillment of their insurance requirements.

  • Effective relationship management to initiate opportunities for cross-selling offered products and ensuring account retention.

  • Controlling timely implementation of new and renewed accounts according to quality standards.

  • Reviewing loss control reports and managing policy endorsement requests to process any necessary changes to the policy.

  • Supporting the business planning and forecasting process; monitoring financial exposure within outlined limits; monitoring premium income to ensure it remains within set limits.

You will report to the Underwriting Manager

SHARE your talent

SHARE your talent

We’re looking for someone who has these abilities and skills:

  • Proven experience of underwriting, ideally with a proven track record of profitable underwriting in this line of business

  • Good industry knowledge and awareness of factors affecting this market

  • Excellent customer service skills, including strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Demonstrable analytical, negotiation and sales skills

FIND your future

AXA XL, the P&C and specialty risk division of AXA, is known for solving complex risks. For mid-sized companies, multinationals and even some inspirational individuals we don’t just provide re/insurance, we reinvent it.

How? By combining a strong and efficient capital platform, data-driven insights, leading technology, and the best talent in an agile and inclusive workspace, empowered to deliver top client service across all our lines of business property, casualty, professional, financial lines and specialty.

With an innovative and flexible approach to risk solutions, we partner with those who move the world forward.

At AXA XL we are happy to talk flexible working. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive workforce and consider flexible ways of working for every role. Talk to us about how we can make flexibility work for you.

Learn more at axaxl.com.

Corporate Responsibility

At AXA XL our approach to corporate responsibility (CR) is the same as our approach to business; constantly seeking to provide innovative solutions to the world’s most complex problems. From offering our expertise, products and services to help build more resilient communities, to advancing understanding and response to climate change, our strategy – Our Impact. Our Future. – aligns key issues that are pertinent to our business – climate, water and financial resilience – and contributes to AXA Group’s purpose to “Act for human progress by protecting what matters.”.

  • Climate: We’re reducing our carbon footprint, protecting ecosystems and exploring how our business can help build a better world.
  • Water: We’re developing water resilience where it is — and will be — needed most.
  • Financial resilience: We’re helping create opportunities for the unemployed and underemployed, so they can be better prepared for unexpected changes.
  • Hearts in Action:We have established volunteering and charitable giving programs to help colleagues support causes that matter most to them, known as our “Hearts in Action” programs.

For more information please see theCorporate Responsibility sectionon our website.

Diversity & Inclusion

At AXA XL, we know that an inclusive culture and a diverse workforce enable business growth and are critical to our success. That’s why we have made a strategic commitment to attract, develop, advance and retain the most diverse workforce possible, while creating an inclusive culture where everyone can bring their full selves to work and can reach their highest potential. It’s about helping one another — and our business — to move forward and succeed.

  • Five Business Resource Groups focused on gender, LGBTQ+, race/ethnicity, disability and inclusion with 20 Chapters around the globe
  • Robust support for Flexible Working Arrangements
  • Enhanced family friendly leave benefits
  • Named to the Diversity Best Practices Index
  • Signatory to the UK Women in Finance Charter

Learn more at axaxl.com/about-us/inclusion-and-diversity. AXA XL is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

AXA XL is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Work Locations
:GB London 20 Gracechurch Street 20 Gracechurch Street London London EC3V 0BG

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