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Senior Manager, High Net Worth Underwriting
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SGP, Singapore SG
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Are you looking for unlimited opportunities to develop and succeed?  With work that challenges and makes a difference, within a flexible and supportive environment, we can help our customers achieve their dreams and aspirations.

As an industry-leader in the High Net Worth insurance market, Manulife is looking for a highly qualified Underwriter to join the High Net Worth team in its Singapore office. Working primarily with bank and international broker distribution channels, this team underwrites complex, often large, life insurance applications in a highly competitive and challenging market.

  • Underwriting of High Net Worth life insurance applications, up to autobind limit
  • Ensure decisions are made in compliance with corporate and regulatory guidelines
  • Work with treaty reinsurer on facultative cases
  • Work closely with concierge team managing distributor expectations
  • Work closely with Compliance to ensure appropriate investigation of higher-risk applicants
  • Assist Head of team and Chief Underwriter with oversight of the team; such as managing workflow, reviewing product guidelines, benchmarking, performing audits
  • Help in the development of intermediate and junior team members

  • Minimum 8-10 years underwriting experience (Senior Life Underwriters looking for a progression into the HNW space will be considered)
  • Current Life approval authority of at least USD1-1.5 million
  • Highly advanced knowledge and understanding of medical, non-medical and financial underwriting principles and practices
  • Strong distributor relationship management skills
  • Well-developed influencing, negotiation and problem solving skills
  • Excellent understanding of retention management
  • Ability to determine when exceptions to rules can be made
  • In-depth and up to date knowledge of political, financial and legislative events, which may impact our business and our clients
  • Some experience with a reinsurer is an asset
  • Relevant industry qualifications are an asset

About Manulife

Manulife Financial Corporation is a leading international financial services group that helps people achieve their dreams and aspirations by putting customers' needs first and providing the right advice and solutions. We operate as John Hancock in the United States and Manulife elsewhere. We provide financial advice, insurance, as well as wealth and asset management solutions for individuals, groups and institutions. At the end of 2016, we had approximately 35,000 employees, 70,000 agents, and thousands of distribution partners, serving more than 22 million customers. At the end of 2016, we had $977 billion (US$728 billion) in assets under management and administration, and in the previous 12 months we made almost $26 billion in payments to our customers. 

Our principal operations are in Asia, Canada and the United States where we have served customers for more than 100 years. With our global headquarters in Toronto, Canada, we trade as 'MFC' on the Toronto, New York, and the Philippine stock exchanges and under '945' in Hong Kong.

Manulife is committed to supporting a culture of diversity and accessibility across the organization.   It is our priority to remove barriers to provide equal access to employment.  A Human Resources representative will consult with applicants contacted to participate at any stage of the recruitment process who request an accommodation. Information received regarding the accommodation needs of applicants will be addressed confidentially.

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