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Introduction to Underwriting

Level:Introduction Duration:1 Day CII CPD Hours:6

This introduction to underwriting training workshop provides an excellent introduction to the principles and practices of underwriting business and includes a section on the London market, concentrating on generic underwriting. The day includes a presentation with group discussions and relevant case studies.

This introduction to underwriting training workshop is suitable for anyone who needs to understand the principles of underwriting and assumes no prior knowledge. It is also relevant for anyone who works in underwriting or broking and needs knowledge of the subject.

  • After attending this workshop, delegates will be able to:
    • Understand the role of the underwriter
    • Describe what underwriting skills are required
    • Explain the principles of pricing
    • Understand how business is placed in the London market
    • Outline underwriting controls
    • Discuss reinsurance and reserving strategies
    • Describe how exposure is managed.
  • Workshop content includes:
    • The underwriter – role, duty and authority
    • Underwriting skills – selecting, pricing, financial understanding, relationship and portfolio management, negotiating and influencing
    • The principles of pricing
    • Underwriting controls
    • Reinsurance and reserving strategies
    • Managing exposures
    • How risks are placed in London and the underwriter’s role in this practice.

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