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Senior Underwriter

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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. It owns General Reinsurance Corporation and General Reinsurance AG, which 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.

Our Life/Health Asia Unit is seeking to appoint a suitably qualified professional to be based in their Hong Kong Office as Senior Underwriter.

Your Role

You are a member of the Hong Kong Life and Health team contributing to the development and profitability of our business in Hong Kong. You have medical and financial underwriting and claims assessment responsibilities and will be involved in underwriting development and research, product development and marketing/account management activities.

  • Underwriting for medical, financial and special risks within the scope of assigned underwriting limits
  • Claims assessment and approval within the scope of assigned claim limits
  • Address underwriting issues with clients and review underwriting guidelines and rules of assigned clients
  • Active involvement in marketing activities like client events, product development and strategic planning, in collaboration with the actuarial team
  • Conduct research and make industry presentations
  • Develop and build strong client relationships
  • Participate in regional and international initiatives and projects

Your Profile

  • Relevant qualification with 5–10 years prior work experience in a life insurance or reinsurance company with sound knowledge of the Hong Kong market
  • Sound medical knowledge (medical personnel have an advantage) and exposure to life, disability and health insurance products highly desirable
  • Professional life insurance qualifications such as FALU or similar life underwriting qualifications desirable
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Good command of English, both spoken and written
  • Fluent Cantonese preferred
  • Able to work independently as well as a strong team player

We offer performance-based remuneration package that commensurate with experience and qualifications.

If you are interested in this position, please send your detailed resume and day contact number via email to Human Resources at


Human Resources

Our Address

Hong Kong Branch
(a company incorporated in Germany with limited liability)
Suite 6803, 68/F Central Plaza, 18 Harbour Road
Wanchai (Hong Kong)

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