Junior Associate (insurance advisory) – Warsaw

Background:

Recognised as a market leader, HWF Partners (“HWF”) brings together individuals from legal, analytical and insurance backgrounds leading the offering at a major global risk advisory and broking firm, as well as individuals with significant expertise in structuring bespoke insurance solutions to those involved in, or advising on, M&A transactions. HWF has offices in London, Frankfurt, Warsaw and Paris, providing strategic advice to enable parties to execute transactions efficiently with team of individuals interested in finding answers and optimizing for the best result.

HWF has recently taken on outside investment and is on an exciting growth trajectory. The outcome of that is an active expansion of the firm in the CEE region and development of the CEE team to continue #providing certainty in M&A transactions.

Job purpose:

The use of the transaction risk insurance is increasing rapidly across Europe. In order to further strengthen its footprint and market recognition in CEE, HWF is looking for a highly motivated analyst to assist and participate in the growth of the CEE region.

You will be joining a dynamic and growing business while taking part in all the aspects of our diverse activity. You will be directly exposed to a broad variety of work and may expect it to come from both Warsaw or UK (sometimes also from other regions of HWF). The role will afford the candidate the opportunity to assist the insurance workstream on high-profile transactions behind the lead of some of the most experienced brokers in the market, assist on the administrative matters and provide sales/marketing information analysis support.

The role will report to the Head of CEE of HWF and will allow the opportunity to spend time in London developing the required knowledge base (if required).

Key responsibilities and accountabilities:

  • Support and manage the process of M&A transactions HWF works on (including obtaining confidentiality agreements, hold harmless letters from insurers and communicating with clients, lawyers, investment bankers and insurers).
  • Assist with marketing and sales initiatives including designing marketing materials and monitoring marketing campaigns, and attending sales pitches.
  • Maintain a project management and clients tracking system and compile regular stats on activity.
  • Assist with producing reports to present M&A insurance options to clients.
  • Assist with various compliance & reporting requirements.
  • Assist with event planning.
  • Together develop a good understanding of the coverage position and appetite of all insurers and continue to identify potential developments, new products and new markets.

Key requirements:

Generally, we’re powered by people from around the world with their own unique and diverse experiences therefore we value talents, contributions and perspectives, regardless of background.

It would be an advantage for the candidate to have up to 3 years of experience in general M&A and a general understanding of the transaction process and various workstreams. Since we will be building the whole CEE region together, excellent skills in the English language, ideally gained in the course of an extended stay abroad, would be a plus. We value loyalty and attitude of being always ready for new challenges, but we also like to have fun!

Good analytical and interpersonal skills. Creative approach to solving problems. Drive to take the data and tell the story in a different way for the best impact. Ability to work effectively with people at all levels in an organization.

Key benefits:

  • Competitive remuneration
  • Highly motivated work environment with the opportunity to help build a growing business with the support of an experienced and well-connected team
  • Thorough development and training through market-leading individuals
  • Friendly team, close cooperation and flat hierarchies
  • Flexible work structure

We are keen to have an initial discussion with anyone who feels this could potentially be of interest. Please contact Chrystian Poszwiński at chrystian.poszwinski@hwfpartners.com to speak further about this opportunity or just send an up-to-date CV and cover letter. We look forward to getting to know you!