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Underwriting Managers

Descriptions & Duties

  • Underwriting Managers formulate and implement company's underwriting policy. They review insurance applications and supporting materials. They also evaluate risks involved and determine premiums extent of cover. Underwriting Managers may specialise in underwriting one type of insurance such as accident, fire and marine, and are designated accordingly. They also coordinate and supervise the work of subordinates.

Generic Competencies

Physical Abilities

Physical abilities

  • Physical strength
  • Eye hand coordination / precision / dexterity


Importance:1 (Max:5) 

Skill is rarely required


Technology Skills

Technology skills

  • Computer literacy
  • Application of technology


Importance:4 (Max:5) 

Skill is frequently required


Cognitive Abilities

Cognitive abilities

  • Creativity
  • Visualisation
  • Logical thinking


Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required


Comprehension And Expression

Comprehension and expression skills

  • Reading comprehension
  • Oral / written expression


Importance:5 (Max:5) 

Skill is required all the time


Social Skills

Social skills

  • Communication
  • Negotiation
  • Persuasion


Importance:4 (Max:5) 

Skill is frequently required


Organisation And Execution Skills

Organisation and execution skills

  • Planning
  • Organising
  • Judgement
  • Decision making


Importance:5 (Max:5) 

Skill is required all the time


Problem Solving Skills

Problem solving skills

  • Ability to solve simple and complex problems effectively and efficiently


Importance:5 (Max:5) 

Skill is required all the time


Management Skills

Management skills

  • Leadership
  • Management of finance / time / people / other resources


Importance:5 (Max:5) 

Skill is required all the time


Trade Specific Competencies

Detail oriented

Underwriting Managers must pay attention to details when examining documentation.

Analytical skills

Underwriting Managers must evaluate information carefully and be able to make final decision.

General Requirements

Academic qualification

  • A recognised bachelor's degree in business administration, finance, insurance or equivalent

Career Path & Salary

Private Sector

Monthly Salary $10,000-$20,000

Monthly Salary $30,000-$40,000

Monthly Salary $60,000-$80,000

Work Environment

  • Underwriting Managers generally work in an office setting. They need to work overtime to meet deadlines.

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