Underwriting Analyst

Location Name NY, New York - 757 Third Ave - 10th Floor
Date Posted
2 months ago(11/24/2020 3:38 PM)
Berkley Asset Protection
Primary Location
US-NY-New York
WI, Appleton

Company Details


W. R. Berkley Corporation is a Fortune 500 Company, listed on the New York Stock Exchange. The Company is made up of dedicated and passionate people committed to delivering the highest quality insurance products and services to specialized markets worldwide.


At Berkley Asset Protection, we are committed to equal employment opportunity and compliance with all laws and regulations pertaining to it. Our policy is to provide employment, training, compensation, promotion, and other conditions or opportunities of employment, without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, transgender, national origin, disability, genetic information, veteran or marital status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Berkley Asset Protection, a Berkley company, is hiring for the position of Underwriting Analyst in its New York City office. The job location is New York City and reports to the Assistant Vice President of Underwriting.


Berkley Asset Protection was established in 2008 to deliver the industry’s most complete and high quality portfolio of specialized insurance products and services to protect fine art, jewelry and other high-value personal and commercial assets. We support the market through close partnerships with an established distribution network of retail and wholesale insurance professionals. Our brokers and agents cater to a global base of clients in a variety of environments, including private and corporate art collections, museums, galleries, and exhibition, jewelry wholesalers, retailers, and manufacturers, along with those who work with collectibles, currencies, securities, and other high-value assets. Our claims and loss control operation is the undisputed gold standard for the entire fine art and jewelry insurance industry.


About the job

Our culture is one of innovation, creativity and teamwork. Our team is highly motivated, passionate about our business, and deeply experienced in developing and delivering product and service solutions to personal and commercial customers.

This role will be responsible for providing support to Underwriting.


What you will do

  • Work with underwriters to learn and review risk management reports to identify and recommend risk management solutions and requirements
  • Shadow an underwriter to understand the daily role of communication, risk selection and work priority.
  • Work with underwriter to understand our Jewelers Block risk appetite in terms of profitable Block business versus challenged Block business.
  • Conduct deep dive research into customers (both brokers and insureds) and their risk characteristics
  • Be well versed in the underwriting assistant responsibilities which include:
    • Prepare underwriting transactions, including renewals, new lines and endorsements
    • Review and follow up for required documentation and signatures
    • Process administrative changes including broker of record, non-renewals, cancelations, reinstatements and other changes
    • Complete quotes on business submitted by agents and brokers
  • Complete data entry and/or upload of large schedules and other data
  • Resolve discrepancies from third party data reports
  • Projects and other work as assigned


  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills. Your communication style is flexible to the situation based on the audience. You communicate clearly and with a purpose and are capable of having difficult conversations.
  • Empathic and understanding of our customer’s needs, both insureds and their agents alike. You will be an excellent, pro-active advocate for Berkley Asset Protection customers and are passionate about their service experience
  • Calm under pressure. You have excellent organizational skills, integrity, and great follow-through on tasks. You are comfortable challenging norms while working collaboratively with colleagues at all levels of the organization
  • You have a strong sense of accountability
  • Natural curiosity. You love learning how things work and you are always looking for innovative improvements
  • A passion to provide outstanding account support. You love to pull out all the stops to support your team in order to provide exceptional customer service
  • A tenacious researcher. You are exceptionally curious, love to dig deep into the details and take a painstaking approach to documenting the details
  • Your work is meticulous and you prize quality and accuracy
  • Bachelors degree or equivalent preferred
  • Advanced proficiency with the Microsoft suite of products required
  • P&C insurance experience, company or agency, preferred but not required
  • This job is non-exempt


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