Underwriting & Claims

Gravitas are proud specialists in Underwriting & Claims recruitment, building great connections in the Asia Insurance market, covering all classes of business from Personal Life, P&C, Property, Casualty, Financial Lines, Marine and all other specialty classes. This includes Insurance, Reinsurance and Lloyds Syndicates.

You can trust our consultants to provide a bespoke service, matching you to the most interesting opportunities on the market, skillset guidance and interview techniques, so you feel confident moving forward in your Underwriting & Claims career. 

What are the key roles we recruit for?

We recruit across all levels of position in Claims and Underwriting, in non-life and life insurance. From junior, middle management, through to C-Suite Executive search, our specialist consultants are happy to support you on your career journey. 

Claims positions in demand:

  • Claims Officer
  • Claims Manager 
  • Claims Senior Manager 
  • AVP Insurance
  • BP Insurance
  • Head of Claims 
  • Chief Claims Officer 

Underwriting positions in demand:

  • Underwriting Officer
  • Underwriting Manager 
  • Underwriting Senior Manager 
  • AVP Insurance
  • BP Insurance
  • Head of Underwriting
  • Chief Underwriting Officer

Underwriting

Underwriting professionals are responsible for understanding and evaluating potential risks in a financial contract. Entry level positions are commonly Operations Support and Underwriting Assistants, providing administrative activities such as data analysis, documentation and contract reviews. In senior positions, they may become more specialist or progress into management. 

Claims 

Claims are an important part of an insurance company, by which a formal request is created to cover compensation in the event of an incident. A claims career can have different routes, depending on the class of business and avenue a professional may work within, as well as their level of education or training received. 

You do not necessarily need a higher-level qualification to work in claims, as this career route is very inclusive to those who do not have one. Entry level positions i.e., Claims Handler or Adjuster will commonly provide workplace training to develop an individual’s negotiation skills or handling of complex claims. 

Top tips for an Underwriting & Claims career

Advice from Insurance Principal Team Leader, Sam Wolstenholme 

 

Stand out with the right qualifications

A career in Underwriting & Claims takes dedication, hard work, and long-term development. However, as you advance through your career, you will get recognised for this and will be rewarded as you advance through your profession. Take time into researching desirable qualifications that can progress your career forward. Consider the Hong Kong qualification – ANZIIF (non-life), FLMI (life) as very few Underwriters & Claims professionals have completed this qualification so it can help you stand out. 

Grow your insurance network

There are many benefits to when you actively expand your network. You will build your knowledge and market insight through attending events, webinars, conferences, or community groups, with opportunities to receive valuable career guidance from business leaders in the industry. You might even open doors to further job opportunities and make some friends along the way!

Technical knowledge 

Insurance has been transformed through technology, automating processes, introducing new software and new services, as well as reshaping the roles within the industry. As a result, there has been an increase in demand for experience in data visualisation tools and software are more important than ever to stand out in the market.

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