Underwriting Manager, Financial Institutions
Company: Argo Group
Location: New York
Posted on: May 16, 2022
Argo Group is a leader in specialty insurance with a vibrant
culture built on respect, equality, wellness and opportunity. We're
an innovative organization that's small enough to be agile and big
enough to make a difference in our industry.Our hybrid workplace is
continuously evolving to ensure all employees feel:
- Comfortable bringing their whole selves to work.
- Confident that they will be treated respectfully.
- Recognized for their performance and provided with equal
opportunities to succeed.At Argo, skill meets opportunity. If
you're wired to raise your hand and ask, "Where can I help?",
you'll thrive with us.Argo Pro is our U.S. professional lines
platform, providing a wide-ranging portfolio of errors and
omissions and management liability products through appointed
retail and wholesale brokers.Our experienced underwriting team is
dedicated to providing effective solutions for all types of
companies. Outside the United States, we are committed to the
professional lines segment in Bermuda, London, Malta, Dubai and
S--o Paulo, where professional lines are at the core of our
operations. This gives us an overall broader perspective on the
risks faced in an increasingly global marketplace.Argo Pro U.S. has
a challenging opportunity for an Underwriting Manager to join the
Financial Institutions team based in New York City, NY. The
Underwriting Manager will actively participate in the production
underwriting, marketing and processing of diversified financial
institution management liability lines of business.Primary
- Actively participate in the achievement of monthly and annual
profitability and production goals and objectives for the
diversified financial institution management liability group. Be a
key contributor and help build and selectively manage portfolio's
overall GWP, LR and CR objectives.
- Underwrite and analyze new business and renewal submissions.
Products include D&O, EPL, Fiduciary, E&O and Financial
Fidelity on both a primary and excess basis. Areas of focus include
Investment Advisers, Mutual Funds, Insurance Companies, Private
Equity and REITS.
- Ensure our marketing initiatives are achieved and that
consistent communication of our products and services are provided
to our retail and wholesale brokers.
- Further develop existing broker relations as well as establish
new relationships in targeted territories to attract business
- Provide reports (daily, weekly, monthly) and status updates, as
required by the Regional Manager and head of Argo Pro.
- Actively participate in client and broker meetings, as
- Ensure fully aware and informed of the evolving economic and
insurance marketplace to ensure understand underwriting trends,
legal developments and concerns.
- Assist in the attraction, hiring and retention of quality
- Ensure professional development of underwriting team including
continued growth in underwriting knowledge and skills as well as
- Participate in special projects and assignments as
requested.Experience requirements are:
- Five to eight years underwriting experience in financial
institution underwriting of management or professional lines
- Strong computer skills. Proficient in Powerpoint, Excel,
Outlook, and Word. Experience with Imageright also beneficial.
- Excellent organization skills, very strong analytical, oral and
written communication skills required. The ability to meet tight
deadlines is essential.
- Strong customer service with a professional attitude and
- Ability to interact and communicate with various levels of the
organization to cross sell or address processing requirements.
Ability to work independently with guidance and procedures provided
as well collaborate with a team.PLEASE NOTE: At this time, Argo
Group will not sponsor an applicant for employment authorization
for this position.If you have a disability under the Americans with
Disabilities Act or a similar law and you wish to discuss potential
accommodations related to applying for employment at Argo Group,
please contact our Benefits Department at 210-321-8400.To all
recruitment agencies: Unless you have been requested to work on
this position, or other positions with Argo Group, please do not
forward any resumes to Argo Group employees. Argo Group is not
responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.
Argo Group International Holdings, Ltd. (NYSE: ARGO) is a global
multiline underwriter of specialty insurance and reinsurance
products in the property and casualty market. We help power the
businesses that drive the world economy, offering a comprehensive
line of high-quality products and services designed to meet the
unique coverage and claims-handling needs of our clients. We foster
an inclusive culture that embraces diversity and design thinking,
relies on innovation and agility, promotes collaborative service
delivery, offers frequent, integrated communication and values
authentic recognition of excellence. View our 2022 Environmental,
Social & Governance Report to learn more about Argo.We are an Equal
Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of age,
ancestry, color, gender, gender expression, gender identity,
genetic information, marital status, national origin or citizenship
(including language use restrictions), denial of family and medical
care leave, disability (mental and physical) , including HIV and
AIDS, medical condition (including cancer and genetic
characteristics), race, religious creed (including religious dress
and grooming practices), sex (including pregnancy, child birth,
breastfeeding, and medical conditions related to pregnancy, child
birth or breastfeeding), sexual orientation, military or veteran
status, or other status protected by laws or regulations in the
locations where we operate. We do not tolerate discrimination or
harassment based on any of these characteristics.Our
BenefitsDeveloping our employees professionally and personally
strengthens our organization.
Argo Group offers an attractive Total Rewards package that
- A culture that recognizes performance and empowers employees to
excel, offering competitive compensation and merit driven profit
- Flexible workplace policies that support employee well-being
include compressed hours, flex-time, job-sharing, remote work,
sabbatical leave, holiday and summer hours.
- Comprehensive health, wellness, and financial planning options
that employees can tailor to meet their personal and family needs.
In addition to traditional health and wellness plans, benefits
include retirement savings, matching 401K (US-based employees),
generous paid time off (PTO), paid caregiver and parental leave,
employee assistance program (EAP), an employee stock purchase plan
(ESPP) offering a 15% discount, and an array of voluntary
- Argo Academy, a digital and instructor-led platform that offers
continuous learning and professional development - Training
magazine lists Argo among the Training "Top 125" Companies. Argo
encourages career mobility and continuing education to pursue and
maintain professional and industry designations, in addition to
traditional university and higher education programs.
- An inclusive culture that develops and sponsors diverse teams,
encourages cross-functional engagement and collaboration, builds
community through employee resource groups (ERGs), and provides an
environment that welcomes ongoing dialogue, creative innovation,
professional and personal development.
- Active community outreach and volunteer programs in addition to
matching charitable gifts by 100%.
- A generous Employee Referral program that has resulted in 25%
of all new hires this year.
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