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Strategic underwriting

995 (30 CII credits – Advanced Diploma level)

The objective of this unit is to develop an understanding of the strategic context within which an underwriting function is managed.

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  • 3 coursework assignments of up to 3,200 words
  • 50% nominal pass mark

Recommended study hours: 150

This unit is tested by coursework assessment which includes a study text and the marking of a series of assignments.

Guide for coursework trainers (PDF)

Important note: The target candidate for this unit is an underwriter with several years' experience who is looking to develop their career through the route: Section Head; Departmental Underwriting Manager; Company Underwriting Manager; MGAs, Brokers, Syndicates, Captives, Reinsurance, Alternative Risk Transfer and Delegated authorities.

It is assumed that the candidate already has a grounding in underwriting gained from study of M80 Underwriting practice or 960 Advanced underwriting, and knowledge of insurance organisations, finance and regulations as typically covered in IF1 Insurance, legal and regulatory, or M92 Insurance business and finance or equivalent examinations.

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