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Insurance Europe represents the European insurance industry on a wide range of issues to European regulators, other public bodies, and the media. We look to recruit ambitious, talented and enthusiastic people, and currently have the following opportunities to join our international team of around 40 experienced advisors.

Policy advisor international affairs and reinsurance

Insurance Europe is the European insurance and reinsurance federation. Through its 34 member bodies, the national insurance associations, Insurance Europe represents all types of insurance and reinsurance undertakings, eg pan-European companies, monoliners, mutuals and SMEs. Insurance Europe, which is based in Brussels, represents undertakings that account for around 95% of total European premium income. Insurance makes a major contribution to Europe’s economic growth and development. European insurers generate premium income of almost €1 170bn, employ over one million people and invest nearly €9 900bn in the economy.

For our Economics and Finance department, we are looking for a (m/f)
Policy advisor international affairs and reinsurance

Function

In this role, you will be supporting the international affairs and reinsurance team on trade and market access issues, relevant for European insurers and reinsurers.  Experience in financial services and/or trade matters will therefore be very valuable. You will develop the relevant expertise and be responsible for the work on a range of file. You will be responsible for s preparing meetings and coordinating discussions of a range of working groups, and will also contribute to developing advocacy papers that will support the organisation’s public affairs and policy objectives. You will do so by developing and leveraging key relationships with internal and external stakeholders. You will assure coordination of and work closely with dedicated industry bodies, such as Insurance Europe’s Reinsurance Advisory Board, and will engage with a range of external stakeholders, both European and international (eg the European Commission, the OECD, etc). Furthermore, you will participate in seminars and conferences where you will actively promote the policy messages of the organisation. 

  • Identifies, monitors and analyses EU/international/third country initiatives relevant for the European insurance covering a variety of insurance business lines with a focus on trade and reinsurance-related topics;
  • Synthesises Insurance Europe’s member feedback, develop common positions reflecting the European industry views and convey these views to EU/international institutions and stakeholders; 
  • Supports and reports to Insurance Europe taskforces and committees, and coordinates with other relevant departments;    
  • Provides services to the members, e.g. is a point of contact for the members, formulates policy proposals in consultation with relevant experts, informs about legislative developments and the sector’s position;
  • Provides content to publications. Participates in seminars and conferences where you will actively promote the policy messages of the federation; 
  • Coordinates closely and reports directly to the head of international affairs and investments.

Profile

Essential

  • University degree in finance and/or economics with a minimum of three to five years of experience;  
  • Highly developed team spirit; 
  • Excellent inter-personal skills; 
  • Very good analytical skills and proven ability to synthesise feedback;
  • Good organisation skills and capacity to identify key issues; 
  • Excellent drafting skills. 

Desirable

  • Experience in building defendable consensus views amongst stakeholders; 
  • Experience within an international and multi-cultural environment is advantageous.

Offer

Challenging position in an international and professional organisation, with Brussels as operating base. Competitive salary package, with excellent benefits. Permanent position, full-time.

Contact

Please address application letters and curriculum vitae to Insurance Europe, Rue Montoyer 51, 1000 Brussels for the attention of Koen Ameye (e-mail: [email protected]).

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Policy advisor prudential regulation

For our Economics and Finance department, we are looking for a (m/f) Policy advisor prudential regulation

Function

  • Monitors developments at EU level in the field of prudential regulation in particular on Pillar II or Pillar III related topics of Solvency II (eg internal models, reporting).
  • Ensures close contact and takes responsibility in coordination with Insurance Europe’s stakeholders, ie the member organisations and their representatives.
  • Supports Insurance Europe’s working groups and committees, in particular the Solvency II working group.
  • Participates in building consensus amongst industry stakeholders.
  • Synthesises Insurance Europe’s members feedback and prepares papers that reflect the European industry views on a range of technical and/or political issues relating to prudential supervision.
  • Participates in Europe’s lobbying strategy towards external stakeholders and liaises with a broad range of legislative and regulatory bodies (eg European Commission, EIOPA, European Parliament).
  • Represents the European insurance industry in seminars and conferences, liaises and where needed represents Insurance Europe with other industry groups and working groups in particular with the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA).
  • Coordinates closely and reports directly to the head of prudential regulation.

Profile

Essential

  • Previous experience with Solvency II, preferably on internal models or reporting issues.
  • A level of education that corresponds to completed university studies followed by a professional experience of at least three years.
  • Strong analytical skills and proven ability to synthesise feedback.
  • Active listener, skilled and efficient communicator in an international and multi-cultural environment both verbally and in writing.
  • Excellent presentation skills.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team.
  • Competent and persuasive in his/her area of expertise, good interpersonal skills.

Desirable

  • Experience of at least three years, ideally in the area of risk management, within the financial services sector.
  • Experience in building defendable consensus views amongst stakeholders.
  • Experience in a multi-cultural environment is advantageous.

Offer

We offer you a challenging and exciting position. You will work in a stimulating international environment, with numerous opportunities for personal development. You will have the possibility to participate in projects that will influence the European insurance industry over the coming years. Permanent position, attractive salary and benefits.

Contact

Please address application letters and curriculum vitae to Insurance Europe, Rue Montoyer 51, 1000 Brussels for the attention of Koen Ameye (E-mail: [email protected]).

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