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Accicent & health senior trading underwriter
“I think as a young female in particular, it is a great time to have joined the industry and I am excited to see how the sector modernises and develops over the course of my career, and I am certainly keen to get involved and help shape this wherever I can,” says Tori Knight. Attracted to the industry’s dynamic nature, as well as it being “intrinsically linked to real-life factors, from global politics to climate change,” Knight was first exposed to insurance as a summer intern while studying physical geography at university.
Starting her career in 2014 with RSA’s Underwriting Graduate scheme, Knight has now landed a permanent role as senior trading underwriter, while working to be ACII qualified by October. So far, she has delivered an underwriting strategy for a product of the energy team, designed a personalised Broker Mapping Tool for cost efficiency, and executed an in-depth UW license review with recommendations to senior management.
Outside the company, Knight serves as head of events for the Next Generation Insurance Network where her work involves organising monthly formal events for the under-35 community in conjunction with major research firms. Her passion is for the industry to pursue market modernisation and use of new technologies, as well as attract more women and young talent. In a nod to her last name, has been a keen horse rider since a young age and also keeps fit by running and doing yoga.
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