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Credit Analyst / Risk Underwriter (London)

PositionCredit Analyst / Risk Underwriter (London)


Reporting toHead of UK Non-Cancellable Underwriting

Job Summary

Nexus Trade Credit are currently recruiting for a dynamic Credit Analyst / Risk Underwriter to join our busy underwriting team in London. The successful candidate will form an integral part of the team, helping to analyse domestic and export risk supporting our renewal and new business portfolio. This includes assessing and agreeing credit limits within authority levels and monitoring exposures in all sectors both domestically and globally.

The Nexus Trade Credit UK Non-Cancellable team is unique in the UK market, by offering non-cancellable coverage on a whole turnover and ground up basis. Our products may suit clients that are looking to take on a significant deductible (XOL) or more traditional middle market clients through our ‘trigger’ and ‘complete’ policies. In addition we offer Top Up coverage in excess of primary (typically cancellable) insurers, allowing clients to achieve full limit satisfaction on sectors and buyers with capacity constraints.

About Nexus Group

Nexus Underwriting Ltd is the largest independent specialty Managing General Agent (MGA) in the London market. We believe in the ability and potential of all our people and are committed to helping them reach their full potential and future career aspirations by providing a motivational and encouraging work environment.

Principal Duties/Responsibilities

  • Conducting detailed financial analysis and formulating credit decisions and risk strategies on buyers, industries and countries;
  • Managing credit limit requests, taking into account the full scope of the policy and risks relating to buyers, countries and industries;
  • Proactive monitoring of credit limits and risk strategies;
  • Monitoring industry, economic and political trends;
  • Liaising internally and externally about risks and policies, this includes Underwriters, Brokers, clients, risks and information providers on an international level;
  • Ensuring that Nexus Brand & Values, code of conduct and policies is adhered to at all times both within the workplace or at other external events;
  • Refer any matter beyond the level of an individual’s experience or authority to their line manager;
  • Completing a minimum of 15 hours of continuous professional development annually.

Required Qualifications, Skills, Knowledge, Experience


  • Ideally educated to an undergraduate degree, but as a minimum A'Levels with strong results in English and Mathematics


  • Enthusiastic and hardworking individual with a focus of providing the best possible service
  • Able to work effectively and collaboratively with others both internally and externally
  • Adaptable and able to manage multiple tasks within a high pressured environment, including working to tight deadlines
  • High attention to detail in producing a quality output, accurate record keeping
  • Presentable, with excellent communication skills (both written and verbal)
  • Desire to find solutions to problems and keen to learn and challenge the status quo
  • Commercial awareness partnered with a strategic mind-set
  • Ability to build trust by operating with integrity and professionalism
  • Experience in delivering client-focused solutions and in creating long-lasting relationships
  • Excellent negotiation skills
  • IT literate, must have good working knowledge of all Microsoft Office packages

Knowledge & Experience

  • You will have 3-5 years practical hands-on experience in a Financial / Credit Analyst role, prior credit insurance or reinsurance experience is a strong advantage
  • A broad knowledge of and interest in domestic and global economic trends

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To apply for this position please Contact: Helen Saar

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