Senior Manager, Technical Underwriting and Governance

Location Hong Kong
Experience level Experienced Hire
Job details sector Reinsurance
Apply before Date not available
Technical Underwriting
  • Develop and distribute the technical underwriting guidelines and delegations of authority to the Commercial and Retail teams
  • Ensure the delegations of authority provide the governance authority to Underwriting whilst still providing speed to market and minimising bottlenecks
  • Provide subject matter expertise and be the escalation point for underwriting cases that are unique, complex or as per the delegations of authority
  • Ensure periodic underwriting file audits are completed as per the audit protocols to review files against the underwriting principles and delegations of authority
  • Ensure the appropriate governance is in place for technical underwriting  
Projects & Governance
  • Contribute to GI Strategic Underwriting & Reinsurance BAU projects and AXA HK transformational projects as required.
  • Ensure the Underwriting & Reinsurance department meets legal, compliance and risk management requirements, formulating and executing action plans and escalating issues as required
  • Fulfil responsibilities on relevant committees to achieve business goals
Business Leadership
  • Focus on technical Underwriting training for team members in commercial and retail teams.
  • Provide underwriting insight for new product development.
  • Contribute to the effective management of the GI P&L to drive top line and bottom line growth and to deliver the expected BU performance metrics, with particular focus on Underlying Results and Loss Ratio

  • Qualifications in business or finance with ACII or FCII accreditation preferred
  • At least 7 years’ experience in general insurance , with strong knowledge of the industry’s challenges and competitive landscape
  • Robust business acumen and understanding of the economics of an insurance business, in particular the profitability drivers.
  • Strong experience and in-depth knowledge of underwriting to develop effective technical underwriting principles and delegations of authority to drive profitability and minimise risk exposure
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to build mutually beneficial internal and external relationships
  • Well-developed written and spoken English language skills

Would you like to wake up every day driven and inspired by our noble mission and to work together as one global team to empower people to live a better life?  Here at AXA we strive to lead the transformation of our industry. We are looking for talented individuals who come from varied backgrounds, think differently and want to be part of this exciting transformation by challenging the status quo so we can push AXA - a leading global brand and one of the most innovative companies in our industry - onto even greater things. 


In a fast-evolving world and with a presence in 64 countries, our 165,000 employees and exclusive distributors anticipate change to offer services and solutions tailored to the current and future needs of our 103 million customers.

AXA Hong Kong, a member of the AXA Group, prides itself of serving over 1 million customers in Hong Kong and Macau. Besides being one of the largest health protection providers in Hong Kong, it is also the number 1 General Insurance provider1 and a market leader in motor insurance.

AXA Hong Kong is committed to helping its customers achieve stability and prosperity through providing a comprehensive range of life, health, property and casualty protection, as well as wealth management and retirement solutions.
We believe it is our inherent responsibility to support the communities we operate in, hence creating a sustainable business via constant and considerable contribution in the dimensions of health, environment and the community.

AXA is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to promote Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) by creating a work environment where all employees are treated with dignity, respect, and where individual differences are valued. We welcome and treasure diverse profiles to join our big family, and to build an inclusive culture together which allows everyone to maximize their personal potential.

1Based on 2013 Office of the Commissioner of Insurance market share statistics

We offer excellent career prospects and attractive remuneration package to the right candidates.