Underwriter, Financial Services

Hiscox Ltd - San Francisco, CA3.9

Full-timeEstimated: $73,000 - $100,000 a year
Build on momentum with an aspiring team at Hiscox

Position: Underwriter, Financial Services

Reporting to: Regional Manager

The role

Hiscox has steadily built a competitive Financial Services solution with a strong reputation in the market. We have a highly collaborative culture where you’ll make friends and laugh and work hard. We supply the resources and you’re expected to use them to find a way to write profitable business in a competitive environment. This is not a status quo P&C underwriting environment where the few carry the many. Here you’ll use your common sense, positive attitude and ambition to place good risks, create a pipeline of business and be a trusted advisor for FS expertise for wholesale and retail brokers throughout the Region.

What you’ll be doing:
Underwrite, price and negotiate quality risks consistent with the strategic guidelines for the FS product


Develop new relationships and maintain existing relationships with wholesale and retail brokers throughout the Region which will ensure the highest level of production

Engage with the national Financial Services team to learn and teach collaboratively

Maintain excellent customer service standards

Monitor product results and develop ideas to increase productivity and profitability

Regional travel required including industry events and broker visits
Please provide a cover letter and resume which clearly communicates that you are the person to take on this challenge at Hiscox USA. Here are some of the requirements we would ideally like to see:

Financial Services insurance underwriting experience with strong relationships with wholesale and/or retail brokers preferred

B.A./B.S degree from an accredited College or University

Determination to succeed in a fast paced environment

Outgoing, driven, high attention to detail and results focused mentality

The ability to identify business needs

Strong understanding of basic sales principles, negotiation skills and demonstrate a competitive drive

Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work independently in a collaborative environment

Innate service focus which enables one to effectively interact with all levels of internal and external customers and partners

Hiscox Values

At Hiscox our spirit is in Challenging Convention and everything we do is guided by our Values.

Courage: Do the right thing however hard

Quality: World class where it matters

Integrity: True to our word

Excellence in Execution: Consistent, timely, efficient delivery

Human: Firm, fair and inclusive

What Hiscox USA Offers

Competitive salary and bonus (based on personal & company performance)

Comprehensive health insurance, Vision, Dental and FSA

401(k) with competitive company matching

24 Paid time off days

10 Paid Holidays

Paid sabbaticals after 10 years of service

Dynamic, creative and values-driven culture

Modern and open office spaces, complimentary fruit and drinks

Spirit of volunteerism, social responsibility and community involvement, including matching charitable donations for qualifying non-profits via our sister non-profit company, the Hiscox USA Foundation

About Hiscox

As an international specialist insurer we are far removed from the world of mass market insurance products. Instead we are selective and focus on our key areas of expertise and strength - all of which is underpinned by a culture that encourages us to challenge convention and always look for a better way of doing things.

We insure the unique and the interesting. And we search for the same when it comes to talented people. Hiscox is full of smart, reliable human beings that look out for customers and each other. We believe in doing the right thing, making good and rebuilding when things go wrong. Everyone is encouraged to think creatively, challenge the status quo and look for solutions.

Scratch beneath the surface and you will find a business that is solid, but slightly contrary. We like to do things differently and constantly seek to evolve. We might have been around for a long time (our roots go back to 1901), but we are young in many ways, ambitious and going places.

Some people might say insurance is dull, but life at Hiscox is anything but. If that sounds good to you, get in touch.

About Hiscox US

Hiscox USA was established in 2006 to focus on the needs underserved and specialty commercial clients via both the regional broker and direct distribution channels and is today the fastest-growing business unit within the Hiscox Group. Today, Hiscox USA has a talent force of about 400 employees mostly operating out of 6 major cities - New York, Atlanta, Dallas, Chicago, Los Angeles and San Francisco. Hiscox USA offers a broad portfolio of commercial products, including technology, cyber & data risk, multiple professional liability lines, media, entertainment, management liability, crime, kidnap & ransom, commercial property and terrorism.

Flexible working at Hiscox

Working life doesn’t always have to be ‘nine to five’ and we support flexible working wherever we can. No promises, but please chat to our resourcing team about the flexibility we could offer for this role.

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