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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 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: [email protected]).

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Policy advisor public affairs

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 over €1 200bn, employ 985 000 people and invest almost €9 900bn in the economy.

For our Public Affairs and Communications department, we are looking for a (m/f)
Policy Advisor Public Affairs

 

Function

In this role, you will support the association’s public affairs and policy objectives. You will be responsible for monitoring and gathering intelligence on EU regulatory and policy developments of the insurance sector. You will report internally on your areas of responsibility and to members. In addition, you support the development of position papers and actively implement lobbying activities. You will do so by ensuring effective cooperation and coordination with different stakeholders, and by developing and leveraging working relationships with the EU institutions. Finally, you will also participate in a range of different meetings where you will actively promote the policy messages of the association.

Tasks will include:

  • Monitoring and gathering intelligence on EU regulatory and policy developments of relevant to the European insurance industry
  • Analysing EU developments on a range of pre-defined issues 
  • Regularly reporting internally and to members
  • Identifying and flagging up new key issues of potential relevance
  • Providing support for the development of the association’s positions and the implementation of lobbying activities.
  • You will report directly to the head of public affairs and communications.

Profile

  • Minimum three to five years of experience in EU affairs with excellent knowledge of EU policy making, ideally in the financial sector and preferably insurance;
  • University level education, preferably in an area related to European studies, law, economics or international relations.  
  • Good understanding of strategic and regulatory issues in financial services;
  • Able to work independently and in team and intellectually curious;
  • Good organisational skills and capacity to identify key issues;
  • Very good analytical skills and proven ability to synthesise feedback;
  • Excellent drafting skills in English. 
  • Excellent inter-personal and communication skills;
  • An outgoing and dynamic personality.  

Offer

We offer you a challenging and exciting position with Brussels as operating base. Permanent contract, full-time, competitive salary and excellent 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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