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Underwriter - Professional Indemnity    
Age: 28

While choosing between various financial and management-related fields, Andy James found that insurance underwriting offered a good balance of being technically challenging and socially relevant.

“Assessing risk is something interesting and mentally challenging … the relationship-focused nature of insurance made underwriting more multifaceted than the other professions I applied for,” he says.

Since joining ANV, he has been promoted twice in less than two years as he continues to contribute to ANV’s new open market business and growing PI book.

He is part of the Insurance Institute of London’s Young Members’ Committee, and contributes to the association’s publication. He received prizes from the IIL and the Chartered Insurance Institute for attaining the highest score in the advanced insurance broking exam in 2013.

James reminds young professionals entering the industry of how broad and diverse it is and to plan and think ahead.

“Seriously think about your strengths and what interests you most before choosing whether you want to be a broker, underwriter, claims adjuster, etc, and choosing which line of business you want to work in. It’s a long career ahead of you.”

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  • ANV Syndicates Ltd
  • 1 Minster Court, Mincing Lane, 4th Floor, EC3R 7AA

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