Reinsurance CAT Underwriting Practice Leader (F/H)
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The Group Reinsurance department has the following missions :

  • Define the AXA Group's reinsurance strategy;
  • Analyze the risks of the hedged portfolios;
  • Protect the balance sheet of Group entities;
  • Secure the insurance operations of the Group's subsidiaries;
  • Implement solutions that optimize the Group's internal capacities and risk transfers on external markets.
  • This department is organized into seven units : Underwriting & Group Protections CAT, Property, Motor and Life, Underwriting & Group Protections Liability & Specialty, Mature Markets, High Growth Markets, Analytics & Pricing, Business Support and Coordination, and Large Claims.

    General mission

    As CAT Underwriting Practice Leader / Executive, you will be responsible for structuring and placing Group covers on the subject risk CAT.

    Those covers protect all of AXA subsidiaries’ subject risks ceded to AXA Global Re.

    Main activities

    You will structure and place key programs, working in close connection with client executives’ of our entities and with AXA XL reinsurance and UW contacts (AXA XL being the AXA entity dedicated to commercial lines), in strong relation with AXA Group Risk Management, supported by brokers and reinsurers.

    Your main accountabilities will be to :

  • Prepare underwriting committee to underwrite AXA subsidiaries CAT subject risks
  • Structure programs for your CAT portfolio covers in compliance with Group risk appetite
  • Place reinsurance programs for Group covers in close collaboration with AXA entities, and especially with AXA XL, ensuring the adequate recourse to brokers
  • Guarantee adequate collaboration with the actuarial department and with the respective Lines of business within AXA entities
  • In addition to his responsibilities described above and specifically for AXA XL, you will be responsible for :

  • Analyzing the AXA XL portfolios to be reinsured and monitor the results of treaties
  • Taking part in the coordination of actuarial studies carried out by AXA XL and AXA Global Re teams on the various AXA XL treaties
  • Interacting with AXA XL Underwriting teams
  • Contributing to the identification of reinsurance structures to protect the results and balance sheet of AXA XL, and to optimize the value retained
  • Coordinating reinsurance decisions along with the AXA XL governance
  • Participating in negotiations on reinsurance terms and conditions with AXA XL and reinsurers
  • You will report to the Head of Underwriting & Group Protections - CAT, Property, Motor and Life.

    Experience :

  • BAC+5 in Insurance, Actuarial, Finance or Legal
  • At least 7-year experience in underwriting (re)insurance
  • Techniques :

  • Strong knowledge / expertise in CAT (underwriting, CAT modelling, actuarial, etc)
  • Ideally knowledge of alternative capital, Cat Bonds, ILS
  • Knowledge of insurance and reinsurance techniques, products and markets
  • Risk Analysis
  • Languages : Fluent English

    Behaviors :

  • Analytical skills
  • Rigor and a spirit of synthesis
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work in an international and multicultural environment
  • Sense of Customer service
  • Team work and team spirit
  • About AXA

    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 107 million customers

    The AXA Group, the world's leading insurance brand for the 9th consecutive year, supports and advises its 107 million clients in 64 countries around the world in three main areas of activity : property and casualty insurance, personal protection and health, and savings and asset management.

    At the service of the Group and its entities, AXA Global Re is a dynamic, agile and innovative subsidiary that combines the flexibility of a human-sized structure (180 employees) with the power of international expertise in non-life and life reinsurance.

    It includes both operational reinsurance functions and support functions (HR, Finance, IT, Legal, Audit, Risk Management), as well as a parametric insurance activity.

    AXA Global Re, whose mission is to centralize the reinsurance function relating to risk transfer for the Group's property and casualty and life insurance activities, aims to become the Group's reinsurer on these business lines, to support the development of its entities, to optimize the Group's capital, while strengthening its visibility both internally and externally.

    What We Offer

    If you want to join a dynamic and challenging environment, do not hesitate to apply !

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