Underwriting Expert Services

The Underwriting Expert Services (UES) team supports Allianz Reinsurance and its customers worldwide with in-depth technical expertise on Property & Casualty business and all related special lines.

Employing a range of professional backgrounds like attorneys, economists, engineers, insurance experts and financial analysts, the team is specialized in major business lines, such as Casualty, Property, Engineering and Marine. Always focused on the most sustainable solutions, we service our customers through a comprehensive range of product lines embedded in an international service network.

In alignment with the Allianz Reinsurance mission “understanding risk– creating value”, UES acts as consultant in exposure related matters and provides technical assistance via research and analysis, innovative product development, risk-assessing techniques and topic-related training for underwriters.

Based on daily contact with the insurance operations of Allianz Group, the Underwriting experts of Allianz Re drive global know-how exchange and underwriting quality management. It is a focus of the UES services to regularly translate market developments and operational experience into up-to-date Underwriting Rules & Principles. At the same time, UES offers clients technical advice.

Further, the team acts as hands-on consultant for overall reinsurance matters through monitoring emerging risks and evaluating future market opportunities.

In its comprehensive responsibility, UES always sets best-practice and facilitates synergies for the Allianz Group through innovation and collaboration.

  • The Casualty team of Allianz Re provides its customers with innovative and tailor-made coverage across the globe:

    • expert support and response regarding Casualty risk assessment techniques, detailed coverage and pricing queries
    • tailor made products for special sub-lines facultative capacity and facilitation of reinsurance guidelines expert analysis, monitoring and strategy on emerging risks; expert evaluation of future market opportunities.

    In the Casualty segment, we are providing a full range of reinsurance solutions in the following lines:

    • Public Liability
    • Product Liability
    • Environmental Liability
    • Professional Indemnity
    • Product Recall
    • Clinical Trials
    • Motor (Liability & Hull)
    • Personal Accident
  • Our extensive property underwriting know how and international expertise contribute to high underwriting quality and sustainableprofitability for our customers and for the Allianz Group.

    We provide technical Underwriting assistance including:

    • Coverage of Property Damage and Business Interruption from “Alternative energy providers” to “Zincing plants”
    • Wording aspects based on Named Perils and/or All Risks
    • Technical assessment of clauses, exclusions and coverage extensions
    • Risk assessment and exposure evaluation aspects
    • Facultative capacity for peak / critical exposure

    Through our expertise, continuously enriched by research and detailed analysis of new technologies and market developments, we can tailor our services to the need of our customers and offer creative solutions and products.

    Through specific underwriting trainings we contribute significantly to Allianz Group’s expertise and Allianz Re client relationship.

  • The expertise of our Engineering Underwriting team reflects the main specialty areas in the Engineering industries - starting with construction of infrastructures as well as coverage for high sophisticated machines as:

    • Construction of civil works and edification projects
    • Erection of power plants and factories
    • Associated Third Party Liability
    • Associated Project Cargo
    • Machinery and Equipment
    • Operational All Risk Engineering covers
    • Electronic All related business interruptions
    • Inherent Defects Insurance

    Our services include:

    • Facultative capacity for large risks
    • Evaluation of technologies
    • Technical Assessment for Possible Maximum Loss (PML) calculation
    • Assistance in product development
    • Analysis of clauses and endorsements.
  • Allianz Re’s Marine experts provide support for standard cargo insurance worldwide from point of origin until point of destination based on named perils or all-risk cover following best international standards.

    Additionally, we are also specialized in tailor made solutions for niche coverage like:

    • Pleasure Yachts
    • Fine Art & Exhibitions
    • Species business