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With a team size of approx. 50 based across 4 global locations, the MCoE works closely with stakeholders to understand their actuarial modelling needs and executes the end-to-end modelling and tool development process including specifications, development, testing, governance and maintenance. The MCoE is also involved in driving new technologies to use data insights, and on optimizing modelling processes by implementing innovative solutions to achieve automation and efficiency.

As a qualified actuary with solid life insurance/reinsurance experience, the successful candidate will be able to demonstrate sound technical actuarial knowledge and experience leading a team of actuarial staff in developing actuarial models, specifically cash flow projection models, understanding the actuarial assumptions, data and methodology, and in analysing and explaining cashflow and reserve projections. This role will report directly to the Head of the MCoE team, who is based in the UK.

Core Responsibilities

  • Oversee the development of AXIS models and supporting tools to ensure they are fit for purpose, robust, efficient, in line with best practice and improve value to their stakeholders
  • Develop, steer and promote best practice on modelling tools, model maintenance, actuarial analysis, and more
  • Drive initiatives to improve efficiency and automation of modelling processes
  • Own team learning and development, ensuring sustainability and continuous growth of their highly skilled modelling service
  • Enhance and spread your expertise on the AXIS modelling platform, Swiss Re’s wider valuation systems landscape, L&H (re)insurance business, and regulatory and accounting rules
  • Contribute actively as a member of the MCoE Leadership Team, helping to prioritise work requests and successfully oversee the completion all of its agreed deliverables
  • Own and/or support optimization of their operational and governance framework to ensure MCoE activities are conducted effectively and add most value in a controlled, transparent, efficient, fast and flexible manner
  • Explore new technologies, including new tools available from Moody’s to improve the wider modelling process

About You

  • Highly skilled actuary with excellent modelling skills. Experience with AXIS and SQL would be ideal, but training will be provided as needed. AXIS is a closed code software with a short learning curve
  • Experience with L&H pricing and/or valuation in the insurance and/or reinsurance industry
  • Effective and proven leader
  • Exemplary communication, negotiation, and social skills to build and maintain positive relationships, internally within the team and externally with key partners
  • Reliability – integrity, judgement, energy/will, ownership, analytical power
  • Experience driving and successfully delivering multiple simultaneous projects, at times involving cross functional teams spanning multiple locations
  • Ability to prioritize and offer creative perspectives to improve quality and value of deliverables
  • Experience mentoring and coaching team members of varying experience and driving team engagement
  • Growth mentality with a desire to learn from highly skilled industry professionals across multiple fields to grow your professional development
  • Job Type: Experienced Job
  • Field of Work: , ,
  • Experience Level: Senior Qualified
  • Job Reference: 26410
  • Location: London
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Employment Type: Full Time
  • Start Date: Immediate
  • Date Posted: 19 Apr 2023
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