Associate Director – Credit & Political Risk
London or Paris (Hybrid Working)
Reports to: Head of Specialty Lines. Department: CTA – Specialty Lines
Background
Charles Taylor is a global provider of professional services and technology solutions dedicated to enabling the global insurance market to do its business fundamentally better. Dating back to 1884, Charles Taylor now is currently in more than 120 locations spread across 30 countries in Europe, the Americas, Asia Pacific, the Middle East, and Africa.
Charles Taylor believes that it holds a distinctive position in its markets in that it is able to provide professional services and technology solutions in order to support every stage of the insurance lifecycle and every aspect of the insurance operating model. Charles Taylor serves a diversified blue-chip international customer base that includes national and international insurance companies, mutuals, captives, MGAs, Lloyd's syndicates, and reinsurers, along with brokers, distributors, and corporate insureds.
Charles Taylor has three distinct business areas — Claims Services, InsureTech and Insurance Management.
Charles Taylor was recently acquired by an investment company managed and controlled by Lovell Minnick Partners LLC. Lovell Minnick is a US Private Equity firm that invests in the global financial services industry, including related technology and business services companies, with a focus on helping to build long term value for clients, employees, and shareholders. The acquisition will support the continuation of Charles Taylor's successful growth strategy, with a focus on expanding client relationships, broadening specialist capabilities and the range of services and technology solutions, deepening geographic coverage, and reinvesting in quality of service and technology.
For more information, please visit www.charlestaylor.com.

The Role
You will be responsible for the international loss adjusting business in the credit and political risk class. As well as carrying out and supervising loss adjustment for clients, this includes developing the existing political risk / credit business for current clients and requires you to identify and bring in new business, and to build new relationships and networks both internally and externally.

Key Responsibilities
  • Demonstrate and role model the Charles Taylor six Values by ensuring a Supportive Environment, upholding Excellence in People, focusing on Partnership with Clients, delivering High quality Work, promoting Group-wide Entrepreneurship, and having an Appetite for Change.
  • To perform a loss adjusting function for political risk and credit claims, for losses emanating in the UK and overseas, and develop existing skills to assist with other areas of loss adjusting as required. This will involve:-
    • Receiving and acknowledging new instructions from clients
    • Managing and coordinating claims in a timely and professional fashion
    • Undertaking site visits, meeting with Insurers, Reinsurers, Brokers, Claimants, Insureds, and other interested parties as required
    • Preparing reports and e-mail advice commenting in detail on all aspects of the claim including technical investigations by CT and experts, potential quantum, reviewing policies and contracts and planning and recommending future actions
    • Instructing and controlling third party experts and others as necessary
    • Communicating regularly with all interested parties, calculating and approving payments, and other communications
    • Calculating and agreeing settlement of claims, and preparing accurate final reports
    • To assist, with the help of others, in the development of the Specialty Lines Team and other staff in your field of expertise
    • Other such duties and tasks which are allocated to you at the discretion of management and that are within your capabilities and within the scope of your role.
    • To assist in and develop the effective marketing of Charles Taylor adjusting including: 
      • Identifying any key BD and marketing opportunities in the political risk and credit area and with support, manage these to successful conclusion 
      • Travel as necessary to manage allocated claims, attend to client issues and undertake marketing and BD activities in key locations with key stakeholders
      • Lead and develop the London market and international political risk and credit footprint and brand profile o Support the near term and long-term political risk and credit strategic development plan in conjunction with the MD and Exec team
      • Developing working relationships with existing Clients
      • Assist others with their marketing functions
      • Preparation and delivery of presentations to Clients
      • Hosting and attending social events
      • Demonstrate and role model the Charles Taylor six Values by ensuring a Supportive Environment, upholding Excellence in People, focusing on Partnership with Clients, delivering High quality Work, promoting Group-wide Entrepreneurship, and having an Appetite for Change.

Required Skills
  • Preferably, at least 5 years’ experience of the class of business
  • Good written and spoken communication skills
  • Familiarity with accounting principles and ledger analysis
  • Understanding of corporate restructuring and insolvency principles and practices
  • Knowledge of the Credit and Political risk insurance market  Foreign language skills  Ability to work jointly with colleagues, often on large and complex technical cases 

Why join Charles Taylor?
We are very proud of the fact that nine out of ten of our people recommend Charles Taylor as a place to work.  We pride ourselves on having a positive work environment where our people are empowered to make the best decisions and where learning is valued highly and shared across our business.
We are very committed to ensuring our people are given continuous learning and development. As well as structured induction programmes and job training, we provide study support for relevant professional qualifications and have a Core Learning & Development Curriculum.
Charles Taylor is a fun and inclusive place to work where people are truly valued and encouraged to enjoy a host of social and sporting activities available. Quiz nights, tennis tournaments, football matches and a range of other events take place throughout the year.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Here at Charles Taylor, we are proud to be an Inclusive Employer. We provide an environment of mutual respect with zero tolerance to discrimination of any kind regardless of age, disability, gender identity, marital/ family status, race, religion, sex, or sexual orientation.
Our external partnerships and the dedicated work we do in promoting a transparent and fair recruitment and selection process all contribute to the successful, inclusive, and diverse culture and environment which we are proud to be a part of at Charles Taylor.
Interested? Please send your CV to Nicholas La Stella, Director & Head of Specialty Lines at Nicholas.LaStella@charlestaylor.com.

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