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  • Posted: Jun 2, 2020
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    The Swiss Re Group is a leading wholesale provider of reinsurance, insurance and other insurance-based forms of risk transfer. Dealing direct and working through brokers, its global client base consists of insurance companies, mid-to-large-sized corporations and public sector clients. From standard products to tailor-made coverage across all lines of busines...
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    Compliance Officer and Legal Counsel

    About The Role

    You will have overall responsibility for managing compliance activities in support of the Swiss Re Corporate Solutions business unit in South Africa to ensure compliance with the applicable rules and regulations to include providing compliance guidance on implementing policies and guidelines, training and reporting. In addition, identifying and supporting legal issues, particularly company law and corporate governance issues arising in the business unit.

    You will be involved primarily in the establishment of the legal entity, and thereafter operational and transactional work alongside Underwriters and Operations, as well as Group control functions such as Risk Management and Internal Audit. You will coordinate with Legal & Compliance colleagues within the Swiss Re Group and with outside counsel to provide timely, solution-oriented advice to the Corporate Solutions business.

    Core Responsibilities

    • Support development and maintenance of the Regulatory Frameworks and the Compliance Program and associated compliance risk mitigation standards for existing and new/amended regulations including policies, guidelines, training and communication.
    • Provide enabling guidance and technical expertise to the Business Unit with respect to compliance requirements and implementation of the Compliance Program
    • Provide compliance support with respect to any Business Unit initiatives or development of new products or distribution channels
    • Lead trainings on compliance with applicable law and regulation, Group policies and guidelines
    • Monitor the implementation and effectiveness of Compliance Program on a continuing basis and provide assurance to Management regarding the Business' implementation of the Compliance Program
    • Monitor and act upon regulatory developments relating to compliance and legal risks and the associated regulatory obligations
    • Perform regular compliance risk assessments
    • Support/provide input to regular and relevant reporting to Senior Management and local Board of Directors
    • Support development and delivery of the Annual Compliance Plan
    • Serve as point of contact for regulators, in coordination with Governmental Affairs and Legal as required. Includes actively participating during regulatory inspections and exams, reviewing and responding to inquiries, and coordinating production of data and file requests.
    • Advise on company law and corporate governance issues
    • Instruct and manage outside counsel as required
    • Establish and maintain cross-regional relationships with other team members, teams, functions, and Business Unit

    About The Team

    The Compliance Corporate Solutions team is a global Compliance team providing enabling compliance support to the Swiss Re Corporate Solutions business unit, which focuses on direct commercial insurance and assumed reinsurance.

    About You

    • University or equivalent qualification
    • Professional qualification (legal qualification preferred)
    • Minimum 5 years compliance and/or legal experience, preferably in a commercial insurance company
    • Must stay in sync with the Fitness and Propriety requirements for Compliance Officers in terms of the FAIS Act and the Key Persons requirements as set out in Prudential Standard GOI 4 of the Insurance Act
    • Must have completed the Regulatory Examination for Key Individuals (RE1)
    • A deep understanding of the commercial insurance industry and its regulatory environment and statutes e.g. FAIS act, Short-Term Insurance Act, Insurance Act and Prudential Regulations, POPIA, TCF and Market Conduct (COFI)
    • The ability to engage with stakeholders, especially the regulatory bodies i.e. the Financial Services Conduct Authority (FSCA) and the Prudential Authority (PA)
    • Must have exposure in reporting to a Board and/or Board Committees
    • Proficient in English (written and verbal), great verbal communication skills
    • Solid understanding of compliance control processes and systems, and solid understanding of corporate law
    • Ability to prioritise and work in a highly dynamic and changing matrix environment
    • Great communication and interpersonal skills

    Please, submit your CV in English.

    Reference Code: 90285

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    Risk Engineer - Mining

    About Swiss Re Corporate Solutions

    Swiss Re is one of the world’s leading providers of reinsurance, insurance and other forms of insurance-based risk transfer. We anticipate and manage risks, from natural catastrophes and climate change to cybercrime.
    Swiss Re Corporate Solutions is the commercial insurance arm of the Swiss Re Group. We offer innovative insurance solutions to large and midsized multinational corporations from our approximately 50 locations worldwide. We help clients mitigate their risk exposure, whilst our industry-leading claims service provides them with additional peace of mind.

    Swiss Re Corporate Solutions offers a flexible working environment where curious and adaptable people thrive. Are you interested in joining us?
    We are looking for a risk engineer to work in our Property business segment in the Europe/South Africa region and provide technical advice to property underwriters especially with regards to Swiss Re’s Mining Underwriting business (surface/ underground & ore/coal mining and processing facilities, smelting/refining). Experience in the utilities business (power generation) would be a plus. You will advise our underwriters on risk quality, loss estimates, capacity allocation and loss prevention measures for large mining and utilities accounts.

    The opportunity

    The main task is advising our underwriters on risk quality and loss estimates in order to achieve a preferable risk selection. This is done by reviewing, interpreting and summarizing third party technical risk information (desktop risk analysis). It also encompasses on-site risk inspections and operations reviews to verify our clients' risk mitigation approaches and to provide clients with risk improvement suggestions. In this role you will closely interact with underwriters and other internal clients.

    Swiss Re's clientele are represented by all major industrial and commercial clients (local and international). However, you will be mainly responsible to support our mining business. Additionally, you could also provide support to utilities (power generation) for other heavy industries like smelting and steel industries.

    As a member of our global Risk Engineering Services (RES) team you will be our expert in these dedicated core industries. This will allow you to contribute to various projects and papers involving best practices, guidelines, U/W tarification, technology and industry updates. Finally, you will be responsible for enhancing Natural Perils risk assessment methods for single risks - with focus on the mining and utilities business.

    This role has global responsibilities and the team come from a diverse range of backgrounds, so you should be comfortable working in a truly international environment.
    This opportunity is open to applicants in Europe/South Africa.

    About You

    • Mining / mechanical / electrical engineer, geologist, process engineer or equivalent education
    • Several years' experience in the mining industry (mining/process unit leader, design, commissioning, maintenance or inspection, project superintendent etc.)
    • Previous experience as insurance risk engineer at a broker or insurance company would be a plus.
    • Experience or strong interest in loss prevention topics (e.g. fire protection; technical risk management)
    • Sound knowledge of international loss prevention/fire protection standards (e.g. NFPA or equivalent)
    • (re)-insurance knowledge would be of advantage
    • Proficiency level in English is a requirement – other language skills (e.g. Spanish) desirable
    • Service oriented mindset
    • Working in a small team - a good team player approach is paramount
    • Good presentation skills
    • Capacity to work under pressure, multi-tasking
    • High analytical capacity and focus on details
    • Willingness to travel- worldwide

    Reference Code: 91757

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