Trainee Client Advisor 
Marsh Trade Credit Practice, Leeds.
Marsh has an exciting vacancy for a Trainee to join a team of Client Advisors in Leeds. Working in our specialist Trade Credit Insurance team this is the perfect role for, A Level or Degree qualified candidates looking to embark on a rewarding career with an established, market leading insurance broker.
With a proven and structured training programme in place, this is a great platform for someone to kick start their insurance broking career, in an Account Handling/ Client Advisory role where you will be supported and can learn from experienced professionals.
Please note that the successful candidate will be working from our Leeds office 3 days per week, with the option to work from home 2 days a week.

What can you expect?
  • Join a diverse team of 9 collaborative and supportive insurance professionals
  • Learn how to service specialist trade credit risks within a diverse client base
  • Be led by approachable, friendly and professional leaders where your progression and career development goals will be encouraged
  • Company funded CII qualifications
What you will be rewarded with?
  • Competitive salaries and an annual bonus based on performance/ targets set
  • Comprehensive benefits including a pension scheme that will be hard to beat!
  • 27 days holiday with the option to buy or sell up to 5 days per annum
  • Programmes including: health & welfare, tuition assistance, pension, employee assistance program, career mobility, employee network groups and volunteer opportunities
  • Generous Family Leave including:  6 months paid maternity leave, 4 months paid paternity leave, 6 months paid adoption leave plus shared parental leave options.  To help ease the transition when you return to work you will be able to work 8 weeks at 80% of your normal work pattern and receive 100% of your normal salary
We will rely on you to:
  • Advise Clients on Trade Credit Risks
  • Develop renewal/placement strategies in conjunction with the Practice Leader and Client Executive and execute in accordance with client instructions
  • Analyse quotes from carriers and provides analysis to more senior Advisory colleagues and/or clients to assist with developing solutions and renewals
  • Support more senior Advisory colleagues to reach business goals through research and document preparation to support and assist the design, development, and marketing of new insurance and risk products
  • Support the client credit management function by training and advising on policy operation, and negotiating credit limits and other issues with underwriters
  • Build and maintain client and market contact at appropriate levels to execute effectively on clients program
  • Contribute to client retention through effective risk solutions and excellence in service
What you need to have: 
  • A desire to develop a career within insurance broking
  • Be either a Graduate or hold a minimum of A Level qualifications in either Economics, Business Studies, Mathematics or subjects of a similar nature
  • Intermediate level knowledge of Microsoft applications
  • A good numerical ability and attention to detail
  • Excellent organisational and communication skills with the ability to manage multiple enquiries simultaneously
What makes you stand out:
(These skills/attributes are beneficial but are NOT essential)
  • Insurance and finance experience 
  • Understanding of the Credit Insurance 
  • Certificate in Insurance
About us
Marsh is the world’s leading insurance broker and risk adviser. With over 35,000 colleagues operating in more than 130 countries, Marsh serves commercial and individual clients with data driven risk solutions and advisory services. Marsh is a business of Marsh & McLennan Companies (NYSE: MMC), the leading global professional services firm in the areas of risk, strategy and people. With annual revenue approaching US $17 billion and 76,000 colleagues worldwide, MMC helps clients navigate an increasingly dynamic and complex environment through four market-leading businesses: Marsh, Guy Carpenter, Mercer, and Oliver Wyman. Follow Marsh on Twitter @MarshGlobal; LinkedIn; Facebook; and YouTube, or subscribe to BRINK.
Marsh McLennan is committed to embracing a diverse, inclusive and flexible work environment. We aim to attract and re tain the best people regardless of their sex/gender, marital or parental status, ethnic origin, nationality, age, background, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.
We are an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to providing reasonable support to any candidate with a disability/health condition to allow them to fully participate in the recruitment process. We welcome candidates to contact us at TAUK@mmc.com to discuss any specific needs.

To apply
for this position please email your CV and covering letter to Jill.Megson@marsh.com.


Commercial Underwriter - Trade Credit
Nexus Underwriting, London
About the job
Are you looking for an exciting opportunity to further develop your career within Trade Credit?

Who are we?
We are Nexus Trade Credit, part of the Global Kentro Group which includes the largest independent specialty Managing General Agent (MGA) in the London market, Nexus Underwriting; and Xenia Broking, a credit insurance and surety specialist broker.
We are a fast-paced, energetic and rapidly growing MGA. At Nexus, we are known for our ability to provide a perceptive and pioneering approach to underwriting and finding solutions. We are no different with our people, we don’t believe one size fits all. We want individuals willing to stand out and to be prepared to challenge thinking. We believe in the ability and potential of all our people and are committed to helping them reach their full potential and future career aspirations by providing a motivational and encouraging work environment.
Nexus Trade Credit is unique in the UK market, offering non-cancellable coverage on a whole turnover and ground up basis. Our products may suit clients that are looking to take on a significant deductible (XOL), or more traditional middle market clients through our ‘trigger’ and ‘complete’ policies. In addition we offer Top Up coverage in excess of primary insurance policies, allowing clients to achieve full limit satisfaction on sectors and buyers with capacity constraints.

About you
We are looking for a Commercial Underwriter to join our London office, ideally someone who has previous experience in a similar role. This person will be primarily focused on new business, working with the broking community to raise the profile of our commercial offering.

What will you be doing?
Your key responsibilities will be:
  • Generating new business via proactive development of the broker network 
  • Developing strong relationships with brokers, insureds and prospects to facilitate submission flow, profitable portfolio growth and sustaining high renewal rates 
  • Evaluating corporate credit risk, taking into account the full scope of the policy and risks relating to countries and industries
  • Liaising internally and externally about buyer risks and policies. This includes underwriters, brokers, clients, buyers and information providers 
  • Working as part of a team to ensure a consistent presence and response rate in the market, while managing workloads within the team 
  • Preparing pricing models, liaising with brokers, issuing non-binding indications of terms and putting new policies on risk
Requirements
  • 2+ years of work experience in a credit insurance company or related industry 
  • A bachelors degree or equivalent experience 
  • A broad knowledge of an interest in domestic and global economic trends 
  • Awareness of credit insurance terminology and policy features 
  • Ability to work as part of a team and prepared to take on new responsibilities and challenges as required
  • Good communication skills - written & oral 
  • Proficient knowledge of MS Office 
  • Some travel required within the UK to visit clients and brokers.
To apply for this job please go to https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/3267715227/?refId=eaqph3q3vwjbta68pL0Byg%3D%3D.
Career Opportunities
Nairobi, Kenya
The African Trade Insurance Agency (“ATI”) is a pan-African multilateral financial institution established in 2001 by African States. ATI was originally launched with the technical and financial support from the World Bank Group and has had more recent support from other institutions including the African Development Bank. ATI has grown into a market leader for risk mitigation in Africa, establishing itself as Africa’s primary trade and investment insurer and one of Africa’s largest Development Finance Institutions with an outstanding portfolio exceeding US$6.6bn at year end 2021.
ATI provides political and credit risk insurance to companies, investors and lenders doing business in Africa. For over a decade, ATI has maintained an A rating for Financial Strength and Counterparty Credit by Standard & Poor’s, and in 2019 obtained a second A3/Stable rating from Moody’s. ATI’s membership includes African Member States as well as a number of corporate and institutional shareholders. Besides its head office in Nairobi, ATI currently has offices in Benin, Côte d'Ivoire, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia.

ATI is seeking to recruit for the below positions:
  1. Senior Underwriter (Re-Advertisement)
  2. Underwriter (Re-Advertisement)
  3. RLSF Coordinator (Re-Advertisement)
  4. Bi-Lingual RLSF Underwriter (Re-Advertisement)
  5. RLSF Underwriter(Re-Advertisement)
Role Descriptions
The above positions will be based in Nairobi, Kenya. The role descriptions and fuller details of the duties are hyperlinked on each of the roles on ATI’s website www.ati-aca.org.

Qualifications, Experience and other Attributes
The successful candidates must have suitable qualifications and attributes as indicated in the job description for each position. All applications must be in English.

How to Apply
Candidates are required to submit an electronic copy of the following:
  1. 1. Application Letter
  2. CV, plus details of your current remuneration package if applicable along with details of three referees
  3. Personal History Form
Submit your application to recruitment@ati-aca.org indicating the position applied for as the subject of your email.
The closing date is Friday, 30 September 2022 at Midnight Nairobi time.


ATI offers a competitive salary and benefits package and a collegial working environment commensurate with other multilaterals. ATI reserves the right to not make an appointment, or to make an appointment at a slightly higher or lower grade, or to make an appointment with a modified job description. ATI will only contact those applicants who are being actively considered for an interview.
Assistant Broker
Cardiff, Wales
Willis Towers Watson (now WTW) – UK Trade Credit insurance team (within Global Financial Solutions).
The role will be ‘hybrid’ based in Cardiff or Reading, with some requirement to travel to other locations. You will be responsible for supporting colleagues managing a portfolio of clients and prospects with shared accountability for retention of clients and supporting and broking new business.

The Role
  • Supporting the UK Trade Credit Team in all aspects of work understanding the clients’ business needs
  • Support colleague’s business development activity, assisting in marketing, and placement 
  • Supporting Brokers in client account administration with the goal to retain and develop a profitable portfolio of accounts, including day to day care of clients’ programme in a timely and accurate manner 
  • Assisting with financial reporting, budgeting, and account set up (including billing and income allocations)
  • Documentation production and review 
  • Capturing and loading market data on WTW systems
  • Assisting brokers with placement queries
  • Maintain knowledge of relevant products and services offered by WTW 
  • Ensure transparency of agency and other commitments made to carriers and clients 
  • Supporting UK Trade Credit Team deliver optimisation of revenue from new and existing clients
The Requirements
  • Educated to A Level or Degree level (or equivalent) or with relevant insurance experience (or similar)
  • Confident and articulate with commercial awareness 
  • Strong analytical and numeracy skills, good administrative efficiency and IT skills (Microsoft Office 365)
  • Excellent communication (written & oral) negotiation and influence skills & interpersonal skills
  • Attention to detail and time management
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced and dynamic team environment where lateral thinking, initiative, self-motivation, problem solving, and decision-making skills are crucial
  • Ability to represent the practice and WTW with integrity and credibility 
  • Interested in pursuing industry qualifications as part of ongoing development- E.g. CII and/or CICM
  • Full specialist training to be provided with encouragement and opportunity to expand and grow the role
The above list is intended to be as accurate a reflection of the role as possible. However, it may be revised from time to time if different tasks commensurate with the role or level of responsibility are needed to be performed and/or when circumstances change.
To apply for this role, please send your CV and covering letter to jennifer.donaghy@wtwco.com.
WTW is an equal opportunity employer.

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