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AVP Underwriting - Equine Farm Property

Core Specialty

Core Specialty

Lexington, KY, USA
Posted on Wednesday, May 22, 2024


This role will develop and grow a profitable book of business within the Equine Farm Property segment of our business.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Develop and grow profitable equine farm property book of business focusing on high-net-worth properties.

  • Review new risk submission, renewals and endorsement requests within assigned authority and underwriting guidelines.

  • Evaluate, accept, reject, or modify risks within established underwriting guidelines.

  • Assist Division leadership in the development and implementation of the division business plan and market strategy.

  • Proactively expand and maintain awareness of the insurance market, generally, and the LOB market, specifically

  • Perform within set timeframes to ensure appropriate response time and customer service for broker partners

  • Effectively communicate with broker partners to maintain, develop relationships.

  • Encourage submission of targeted business and maintain a collaborative approach with brokers to obtain necessary information.

  • Maintain accurate and timely status of accounts within all systems throughout the underwriting life cycle of the account.

  • Pursue professional development and training for development of product knowledge, skills for the role and any personal goals.

  • Uses independent judgement and initiatives to support business goals.

  • A team player that maintains a second to none customer service standard.

  • In addition to the above key responsibilities, you may be required to undertake other duties from time to time as the Company may reasonably require.

Technical Knowledge:

  • In-depth knowledge of rating, forms, and underwriting requirements

  • Ability to develop/oversee underwriting team.

  • Strong communication skills

  • Ability to negotiate and be persuasive

  • Ability to simplify, analyse and explain complex issues

  • Ability to review processes and determine opportunities for improvement

  • Ability to work at both an overview and detailed level

  • Ability to manage time and projects effectively

  • Ability to collaborate, think analytically, and foster relationships


  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience

  • 5 + years of prior equine farm and/or high net worth property and casualty underwriting experience preferred. AFIS, CPCU

  • Ability to travel (25%)


At Core Specialty, you will receive a competitive salary and opportunities for professional development and advancement. We offer medical, dental, vision, and life insurances; short and long-term disability; a Company-match of 100% of a 6% contribution 401(k) plan; an Employee Assistance Plan; Health Savings Account, Flexible Spending Account, Health Reimbursement Account, and a wellness program