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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 conduct of business

Insurance Europe is the European insurance and reinsurance federation. Through its 35 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 €1 200bn, directly employ 985 000 people and invest nearly €9 900bn in the economy.

For our conduct of business department, we are looking for a (m/f)
Policy advisor conduct of business 

Function

  • Identifies, monitors and analyses EU initiatives relevant for the European insurance industry on a wide range of legal and consumer-related issues, covering a variety of insurance business lines.
  • Synthesizes Insurance Europe’s members’ feedback, develops common positions reflecting the European industry views on a range of legal and consumer-related issues and convey these views to EU institutions and stakeholders.
  • Provides thorough analysis of developments and their impact on the industry and the position of Insurance Europe. 
  • Supports and reports to Insurance Europe working groups and committees, in particular the conduct of business committee, and coordinates with other relevant committees.
  • Provides services to Insurance Europe’s members, for example is a point of contact for the members, informs about legislative developments and the sector position.
  • Provides content to Insurance Europe publications. Contributes to studies in order to help formulate proposals for regulation or legislation.
  • Organises and assumes responsibility for contacts and coordination with external stakeholders, e.g. the relevant EU authorities, as well as other public or private organisations.
  • Represents and promotes the policy messages of the European insurance industry at seminars, conferences and working groups.
  • Advises and coordinates closely with and reports directly to the head of conduct of business. 

Profile

Essential

  • Education in European law and a good knowledge of the European decision making process.
  • 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

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 in the coming years. Permanent position, competitive salary.

Contact

Please address application letters and curriculum vitae to Insurance Europe, Rue Montoyer 51, 1000 Bruxelles for the attention of Koen Ameye (e-mail: hr@insuranceeurope.eu).

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Policy advisor economics and finance

Insurance Europe is the European insurance and reinsurance federation. Through its 35 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 €1 200bn, directly employ 985 000 people and invest nearly €9 900bn in the economy.

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

Function

As a member of the Economics and Finance (ECOFIN) team, your main responsibilities will be to support the Economics and Finance director on a wide range of economic issues covering a variety of insurance-related topics.

A key responsibility will include monitoring developments in the field of financial reporting and in particular, International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). You will be responsible for organising working group meetings (such as the Financial Reporting Working Group) with our member representatives and will coordinate the discussions. You will also contribute to developing advocacy papers and you will assure coordination of and work closely with dedicated bodies such as the EFRAG, IASB and EIOPA.  You will liaise with the European CFO Forum working groups and support the ECOFIN director’s participation in this Forum.  

Other responsibilities may include supporting the ECOFIN director in his active participation as a member of the Insurance and Reinsurance Stakeholder Group (IRSG), his preparation of Insurance Europe’s ECOFIN Committee and development of evidence, articles and presentations to support key immediate and strategic lobby activity.

Regular responsibilities and activities will include:

  • Identifies, monitors and analyses EU initiatives relevant for the European insurance covering a variety of topics with a focus on all aspects of Financial Reporting (in particular IFRS 9 and 17)

  • Synthesizes Insurance Europe’s members’ feedback, generates solutions and develops common positions reflecting the European industry views;

  • Participates in Insurance Europe’s advocacy strategy towards external stakeholders and liaises with a broad range of legislative and regulatory bodies; 

  • Provides day-to-day information-sharing and services to members (e.g. is a point of contact) and helps draft when needed press releases and other external communications;

  • Builds and maintains contacts and relationships with relevant contacts including Insurance Europe members, CFO Forum, EFRAG, IASB, EIOPA, other industry organisations, etc

  • Participates in seminars and conferences to learn, network and actively promote the policy messages of the organisation

  • Undertakes research on other topics and develops presentations, articles, papers to support immediate and strategic lobby activity

  • Liaises within Insurance Europe

  • Support and coordinates closely with — and reports directly to the — Economics and Finance Director, particularly in his activities with IRSG, CFO Forum and preparation of ECOFIN meetings;

     

Profile

  • University degree or equivalent in economics, finance or any other related area (Experience and knowledge of financial reporting and IFRS)

  • Good organisation skills and capacity to identify key issues;

  • Ability to work collaboratively and strategically with a range of external stakeholders;

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and political sensitivity;

  • Very good analytical skills and proven ability to synthesise feedback;

  • Excellent presentation skills;

  • High-quality communication skills and drafting skills. 

  • Experience within an international and multicultural 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: hr@insuranceeurope.eu).

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Policy advisor investments

Insurance Europe is the European insurance and reinsurance federation. Through its 35 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 €1 200bn, directly employ 985 000 people and invest nearly
€9 900bn in the economy.

For our economics and finance department, we are looking for a (m/f)

Policy advisor investments

Function

In this role, you will be supporting the Ecofin team on investment policy related issues, emerging from both European and international policymakers and standard setters. Experience in areas related to asset and/or risk management is therefore very valuable. You will focus on investment-related regulations (eg regulatory developments on derivatives, securitisations, covered bonds), as well as on investment issues in the context of prudential developments (eg Solvency II investment issues).

You will engage in analysis of proposals, position and advocacy building, and advise management on the appropriate actions. Furthermore, you co-manage and prepare relevant working groups and contribute to studies 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 assure coordination with dedicated industry bodies such as the European Commission, EIOPA, as well as the IAIS, the FSB, the OECD and other bodies relevant at European and international level. Furthermore, you will participate in seminars and conferences where you will actively promote the policy messages of the organisation. 

Regular responsibilities and activities will include:

  • Identifies, monitors and analyses EU/international initiatives relevant for the European insurance covering a variety of insurance business lines with a focus on investment related developments;
  • 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 and/or actuarial studies with a minimum of two to three to years of experience within the insurance and/or banking industry;  
  • 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: hr@insuranceeurope.eu).

Apply