Underwriting Business Analyst, Specialty UK & Lloyd's - 12 Month FTC

London, Greater London, United Kingdom, United Kingdom
Competitive salary
29 May 2024
30 May 2024
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Underwriting Business Analyst, UK & Lloyd's (12 month FTC)

London, UK

AXA XL's culture of profitable growth is at the core of our underwriting ethos, and the primary driver of both strategic and day-to-day decisions. As an extensive global business we take pride in teamwork, underwriting excellence, discipline, and the implementation of consistent underwriting standards, practices and procedures. We aim to consistently outperform the competition and attract the best talent by being the employer of choice in the UK & Lloyd's market.

Your primary role will be to support the Business Manager and the Head of Underwriting Management as well as the Specialty CUO in the execution of the regional underwriting strategy. You and your team will ensure that underwriting in the region is supported with timely, accurate and complete management information, analysis and portfolio management. You will also be responsible for ensuring that underwriting activities adhere to internal and external (including regulatory) control and governance standards. The role requires a proven ability to positively and effectively manage a complex blend of global and regional priorities and agendas, whilst driving consistency of approach and efficiencies. This is not a Technology / Change Business Analyst position.

DISCOVER your opportunity

What will your essential responsibilities include?

• Act as a strategic business partner to and collaborate with the Specialty Business Manager and Specialty CUO; help identify and designate underwriting priorities, shaping the future for Specialty in the UK& Lloyd's region.

• Ensure the availability of complete, timely and reliable underwriting MI

• Work with the Business Manager to analyse underwriting performance and implement the Portfolio Management Process (PMP).

• Support the Specialty CUO and the Business Manager in pin-pointing and executing activities aligned to the achievement of continued profitability, successful growth and operational efficiencies.

• Assist in the project management and project tracking of a range of diverse and strategic activities in support of the underwriting objectives for the UK and Lloyds,

• Drive relentless portfolio management, including the UK & Lloyd's Quarterly Business Review process at Product Line of Business level.

• Organise and gathers information from various lines of business and functions and reports that information, along with recommendations, to the Specialty Business Manager, Specialty CUO and/or Head of Underwriting Management

• Work with the COO, global product heads, Middle Office and other key stakeholders and help oversee and manage the delivery of overall strategy and the day-to-day management of the firm

• Monitor of compliance with UW authorities

• Ensure pre and post bind reviews happen and in conjunction with the GCUOs provide feedback on where the UW Strategy, Rules & Guidelines, Pricing, etc could be adjusted to improve underwriting, management or operations

• Ensure the underwriting metrics are used and entered into the UW system in a timely fashion to enable decision making.

• Co-ordination of training material and support the overall successful delivery of training strategy. Using lessons learnt to drive improvements.

You will report to the Specialty Business Manager

SHARE your talent

SHARE your talent

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

• Act independently, think in global terms and demonstrate excellent business acumen

• Strong Collaborator: Develop and maintain productive working relationships with internal and external stakeholders. Provide guidance and seek input from others as needed to achieve the best result possible. Capable of working and collaborating with a virtual team, across multiple diverse geographies and cultures

• Use judgment to identify and solve day to day problems in straightforward situations

• Ability to analyse and interpret data appropriately and identify trends in order to direct/engage with others as needed

• A core understanding of Insurance and Underwriting

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 comprehensive 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.

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Inclusion & Diversity

AXA XL is committed to equal employment opportunity and will consider applicants regardless of gender, sexual orientation, age, ethnicity and origins, marital status, religion, disability, or any other protected characteristic.

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, and create 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+, ethnicity and origins, 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 . AXA XL is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


At AXA XL, Sustainability is integral to our business strategy. In an ever-changing world, AXA XL protects what matters most for our clients and communities. We know that sustainability is at the root of a more resilient future. Our 2023-26 Sustainability strategy, called "Roots of resilience", focuses on protecting natural ecosystems, addressing climate change, and embedding sustainable practices across our operations.

Our Pillars:
  • Valuing nature: How we impact nature affects how nature impacts us. Resilient ecosystems - the foundation of a sustainable planet and society - are essential to our future. We're committed to protecting and restoring nature - from mangrove forests to the bees in our backyard - by increasing biodiversity awareness and inspiring clients and colleagues to put nature at the heart of their plans.
  • Addressing climate change: The effects of a changing climate are far reaching and significant. Unpredictable weather, increasing temperatures, and rising sea levels cause both social inequalities and environmental disruption. We're building a net zero strategy, developing insurance products and services, and mobilizing to advance thought leadership and investment in societal-led solutions.
  • Integrating ESG: All companies have a role to play in building a more resilient future. Incorporating ESG considerations into our internal processes and practices builds resilience from the roots of our business. We're training our colleagues, engaging our external partners, and evolving our sustainability governance and reporting.
  • AXA Hearts in Action : We have established volunteering and charitable giving programs to help colleagues support causes that matter most to them, known as AXA XL's "Hearts in Action" programs. These include our Matching Gifts program, Volunteering Leave, and our annual volunteering day - the Global Day of Giving.
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