Hiscox is an international specialist insurer and reinsurer. We provide market leading products and excellent service to individuals and businesses with unusual and often complicated insurance needs. A FTSE 250 company, we can trace our roots to the Lloyd’s market in 1901. We employ over 2,200 highly professional staff, have offices in 14 countries and customers all over the world.
In 2015 the Hiscox Group grew by 10.7% to £1,944.2 million gross written premium and a very healthy profit of £216.1 million, delivering a return on equity of 16%.
We cover reinsurance and insurance risks that range from marine, terrorism, aerospace, technology, media and professional indemnity through to high value personal insurance, such as homes and contents, fine art, luxury motor, and kidnap and ransom, and are market leaders in many of our chosen areas.
The Hiscox Group is made up of the following business units:
The best people
Any business is only as good as the people it employs, and we employ the best in the business. We empower our people to provide the type of insurance solutions which are often too complex for other insurance companies, and aim to provide our customers with a level of personal attention that standard insurers might not be able to.
We are committed to developing our staff through our graduate programme, mentoring, in-house and external training, and our professional approach to setting standards is best practice. We are also members of the Chartered Insurance Institute, which has a long history of championing professional standards within the industry, and many of our people have become – or are in the process of becoming – CII accredited.
The best clients
Hiscox has three vital questions for every risk – “Who is the insured? Who is the insured? Who is the insured?”. Who we insure is as important as what we insure. Whatever the business, be it a global oil company or a one man professional practice, we are interested in the management and how the business is run. Our belief is that the good insured always pays too much, and the bad insured too little. By seeking out the good insureds and avoiding the bad, we are able to offer wide cover at reasonable premiums.
All of our products have been designed with our customers’ specific needs in mind. Creative use of technology has also improved distribution and enabled us to respond even more quickly and effectively to our customers. Unlike many of our competitors, Hiscox really is an organisation that thrives on change.
Hiscox has an established underwriting centre in Lisbon and 5 Underwriters working for the Spanish Business. This is an excitingopportunity to become an integral member of the Professions and Specialty Commercial Team. The volume of business is rising rapidly and career opportunities are excellent should individuals demonstrate the skills and success in their roles.
The development plan for Hiscox Spain is very ambitious for the next few years and it is expected that the team will grow at the same pace as the business.
Working within the Hiscox Underwriting Team, this will be accountable for underwriting and renewing a caseload of existing Professional Indemnity and Commercial Risks for our Spanish business. You will actively identify opportunities to cross-sell and have a strong focus on building rapport with, and delivering a superb service to our broker partners.
In the earlier stages of your career at Hiscox, success will be rewarded by organic growth of the European team in Lisbon and the overall growth of Hiscox Europe. In the longer term you could move into a larger or more senior role as Hiscox Europe develops
This is a fantastic opportunity to join Hiscox during a time of focused growth where you will have the remit to make a real difference.
Hiscox offers an environment where you are encouraged to grow with the team and this is an exciting time to be joining this fast growing organisation. There will be plenty of opportunity for on the job career development within a supportive environment.
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