Sylvie Van Viet, Head of Underwriting Management
The Underwriting Management team’s main objective is to ensure that SCOR maintains Underwriting standards throughout the group whilst supporting business development and strategic positioning.
Each year, the team issues the Worldwide Underwriting Guidelines which define SCOR’s underwriting rules and reflect developments in the reinsurance market whilst maintaining a consistent approach within SCOR’s risk appetite. The team also manages referrals for that business that falls outside of the parameters set in the guidelines (in terms of monetary capacity, complexity or specificity of risks), working closely with underwriters to find a commercially viable way in order to provide support for our clients’ needs.
Underwriting Management interacts throughout the year with Group Risk Management and other SCOR P&C departments, works on Portfolio and exposure accumulation monitoring (terrorism, large contracts, etc.) and participates in various Internal projects (SII, IT tools- PacMan, Compliance Tool, New product developments) in order to facilitate the support of the underwriters and our customers’ needs.
In addition, the team provides high quality risk control services for both internal & external customers to improve the quality of a risk via risk inspections on site, risk engineering services tailored to customers (customers' services/internal training).
The team also manages SCOR’s outwards retrocession risk transfer through the purchase of reinsurance and retrocession. In accordance with the Group’s risk appetite, the team optimizes SCOR's protection through a diversified range of traditional and innovative risk solutions with controlled counterparty risk.