Discipline under pressure

One of Asian insurance's rising stars shows strong growth in technical and leadership skills

Discipline under pressure

Insurance News

By Gabriel Olano

Since Sarah Ching (pictured above) joined MS Amlin almost a decade ago, she has grown by leaps and bounds in her insurance career, exhibiting tremendous progress in both underwriting and leadership.

Ching, who was named one of Insurance Business’ Rising Stars for 2021, entered the insurance industry in 2012 through a postgraduate scholarship at MS Amlin. The following year, she was promoted to assistant underwriter. After obtaining her ACII accreditation, she became an underwriter in 2016.

She currently leads the reinsurance treaty team for MS Amlin’s Lloyd's Asia operation, managing junior underwriters and liaising with the broker market across the region. Here, she developed a reputation as a professional and knowledgeable underwriter with strong relationship-building and communication skills.

Ching “is a disciplined underwriter that has taken the effort to understand the technical aspects of the business and goes above and beyond in managing the portfolio and client relationships,” says William Ho, MS Amlin’s Asia-Pacific CEO. “She maintains an excellent level of discipline despite a pressured environment.”

This was shown by her performance over the past year, where she was able to nurture underwriting relationships during a challenging time in the underwriting cycle.

Recently, Ching was also given the opportunity to be seconded to MS Amlin's Bermuda office to assist in international underwriting operations. This allowed her to transfer the skills she developed in Asia to a global portfolio. For her, a key achievement is being part of the team that launched Phoenix 1 Re.

“In addition to being the first sidecar transaction to be domiciled in Singapore, it is also the first sidecar to be focused solely on Asian property catastrophe risk,” Ching said. “This is a significant milestone not only for the company, but also for the development of the Asian reinsurance market.”

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