Senior Underwriter, M&A Senior Underwriter, M&A …

in London, England, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 19 Sep 19
competitive salary depending on skills, experience and qualifications
in London, England, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 19 Sep 19
competitive salary depending on skills, experience and qualifications
We are excited to be recruiting for a new Senior Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) Underwriter to join our consistently achieving Global Corporate Speciality (GCS) Underwriting team. This role will be key to establishing and growing the Warranty & Indemnity (W&I) risk both globally and in the UK. Joining this transactional risk team will mean working both independently and collaboratively to solve challenges in a complex financial environment.

The role will sit in Financial Lines within GCS, that manages large business risks (customers with circa £100M turnover businesses) and the core product lines are Property, Casualty and Speciality Risks (Marine, Engineering, Financial lines, Latent defects). From 2017 onwards, it has ambitiously and organically grown in the UK as well as in the wider Global market. This division has been very busy with its swift growth and dynamic team. Aviva is putting resources behind developing these products and the support needed for them, while allowing our team the autonomy and freedom to build as they see fit.


Duties & Responsibilities


Our Senior Underwriters are valued for their sturdy technical knowledge and ability to lead on all aspects of programs and processes. Your responsibilities will be focused on managing the underwriting of transactions across sectors of business, consulting on the risk, and developing & marketing new business.


  • Contributing to Aviva’s W&I proposition to ensure the delivery of a market leading service to brokers
  • Responsible for risk identification, management, monitoring and reporting within the areas of responsibility, ensuring that risks are clearly understood/managed
  • Co-ordinating with the rest of the M&A team; delivering timely and bespoke transaction insurance documents on deals
  • Focusing on building positive relationships at senior level with end clients and brokers - being a key reference point for junior members of staff and secondees
  • Developing commercially successful relationships with M&A production and distribution sources - with a focus on brokers, investment banks, private equity funds, accountants, and law firms
  • Regularly attending and present at external client engagements, legal and commercial seminars with a view to crafting relationships
  • Proposing and developing new transaction insurance products


Experience and skills required


  • Transactional M&A commercial experience within an underwriting, finance or legal environment
  • Confidence and personal assurance to deliver business development excellent results in a highly competitive market place
  • Accomplished drafting of commercial or legal documents
  • Capability to negotiate with established legal & commercial clients and advisors
  • Interpersonal skills to work collectively across the Aviva GCS team
  • Passionate, hardworking and creative problem solver
  • Legal or accounting qualification would be beneficial but not essential
  • Previous knowledge of W&I underwriting would be beneficial but not essential


What will you get for this role?


  • A competitive salary depending on skills, experience and qualifications
  • Generous defined contribution pension scheme
  • Annual performance related bonus and pay review
  • Holiday allowance of 29 days plus bank holidays and the option to buy/sell up to 5 additional days
  • Up to 40% discount for some Aviva products through “My Aviva Extras” plus discounts for Friends and Family (some exclusions apply)
  • Excellent range of flexible benefits to include a matching share save scheme


We care about the well-being of our employees!


How you feel at home, work and all facets of your life are important to us. Our programme – ‘Be Healthy’, ‘Be Mindful’, ‘Be Secure’ and ‘Be Awesome’ supports your physical, mental, financial and social well-being.

Here are just a few highlights:

  • You’ll be able to download Aviva Digital GP - a 24/7 personal GP service that enables you to get a video consultation with a GP and pharmacy service at the touch of a button
  • We offer all UK employees subscriptions to Headspace for FREE!
  • We have subsidised 70% off the normal gym membership prices, meaning for a reduced monthly fee you will have access to a wide range of fitness venues


Additional Information and Equal Opportunity


One of Aviva’s core values is Care More, and this is brought to life through the flexible ways we love to work. This may include working from home some of the time, or flexible work schedules to accommodate parent and carer responsibilities, further studies and hobbies.


Our diversity and inclusion policies and initiatives are crafting an environment where everyone feels welcome regardless of age, disability, race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, religion, culture, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, pregnancy, maternity or those with other caring responsibilities. Our approach helps to ensure that Aviva is a place which values difference and provides equal opportunities for all.


As a disability confident employer, we guarantee to interview anyone with a disability (as defined in The Equality Act 2010) whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post. (By ‘minimum criteria’ we mean that you should provide us with evidence which demonstrates that you generally meet the level of competence required, as well as meeting any of the qualifications, skills or experience defined as essential). Please apply through the website and then email the contact listed in the advert to notify us that you meet the conditions for the guaranteed interview scheme.


We prefer all applications to be submitted online, however if you require an alternative method of applying please contact Daniel Hopchet in the Resourcing team on 0121 234 7625 or