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Treaty Underwriter North America Mutual Company Practice

About Us:

General Re Corporation, a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., is a holding company for global reinsurance and related operations, with more than 2,000 employees worldwide. Its direct reinsurance companies conduct business as Gen Re.

Gen Re delivers reinsurance solutions to the Life/Health and Property/Casualty insurance industries. Represented in all major reinsurance markets through a network of more than 40 offices, we have earned superior financial strength ratings from each of the major rating agencies.

Gen Re currently offers an excellent opportunity for a Treaty Underwriter in our Mutual Practice Treaty unit located in our Stamford, CT office. A flexible work arrangement (1-2 days in another location) may be considered.

Job Description:

The Treaty Underwriter’s primary responsibility is to assess, underwrite, price and structure new and renewal treaty business consistent with General Re’s risk appetite and profit margin expectations. This work may be done exclusively by the underwriter or in conjunction with a client team structure. On-the-job training is anticipated.

The Reinsurance Contracts Specialist provides guidance for Underwriters, Marketers and others involved in contract wording discussions. The Reinsurance Contracts Specialist is viewed as a mentor on contract wording issues throughout the Gen Re organization.

Postition Responsibilities:

  • Technical underwriting capabilities handling commercial and personal lines of business. Technical capabilities include:
    • The ability to assess and analyze exposure to loss
    • Primary insurance policy form knowledge
    • Understanding of primary insurance rate making
  • Reinsurance knowledge encompassing either:
    • Treaty reinsurance background or
    • Facultative underwriting handling more complex risks or programs
  • Understanding of treaty pricing tools and concepts
  • Insurance company financial statement knowledge and how financials relate to reinsurance purchasing decision
Marketing and Business Development
  • Understanding of insurance marketplace and company reinsurance buying motivations
  • Participation in opportunity generations and pre-qualification process
  • Works with client teams to build business opportunities, explain reinsurance structures and pricing, and articulate value of General Re in buying decisions
Operational and Leadership
  • Effectively communicate structural, pricing and coverage positions, look at alternatives and work through issues while maintaining underwriting discipline
  • Proactively work to anticipate and solve issues that hinder a successful business outcome
  • Comfortable making suggestions that build business and/or improve processes


  • 5+ years underwriting experience in insurance/reinsurance industry
  • Reinsurance contract knowledge
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively within differing team structures
  • Demonstrated ability to work calmly and effectively under time constraints
  • Strong time management and organizational skills
  • Strong math/analytical skills
  • Self-starter and ability to multi task
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Intermediate Microsoft Excel skills
  • Some travel required


Linda Dalesio, Human Resources

Our Address:

120 Long Ridge Road
Stamford, CT 06902 (US)

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