Senior Actuarial Modelling Analyst
Swiss Re
Cape Town, South Africa
7d ago

Senior Actuarial Modelling Analyst

About Swiss Re

Swiss Re Reinsurance provides clients and brokers with reinsurance products, insurance-based capital market instruments and risk management services.

Reinsurance operates globally through two segments Property & Casualty and Life & Health. Reinsurance revenues totalled USD 29 billion in 2016.

About The Role

An exciting opportunity for a skilled actuarial professional to join the MCoE team has become available.

As a qualified / near qualified Actuary with 5+ years of life insurance / reinsurance experience, the successful candidate will be able to demonstrate sound technical actuarial knowledge and experience using actuarial models, specifically cashflow projection models.

This includes the ability to quickly absorb details on business structure, product features and model requirements, working with the regions to challenge, review and validate these business requirements, and to own the production of clear functional specifications.

The MoSes actuarial models within the MCoE's remit are used by teams responsible for financial reporting, pricing and business steering across the UK, Continental Europe, Asia, Latin America, Africa, and Australia.

This role will offer a great opportunity to learn about Life and Health reinsurance business across all of these markets.

Knowledge of the Life and Health insurance business in these markets is beneficial but not required.

About The Team

The MoSes Modelling Centre of Excellence (MCoE) is a large global team, responsible for creating and maintaining the Moses actuarial models across 7 Swiss Re Life and Health Reinsurance locations.

With a current team size of 15 based across 3 locations, the MCoE's remit spans from understanding requirements from our regional stakeholders, through to the development, testing, quality assurance, maintenance and on-going support of MoSes

The MCoE in the wider context of Swiss Re Reinsurance is part of the Life & Health Business Management division, which is responsible for the inforce management of Swiss Re's global L&H Reinsurance business.

About You

The successful candidate will be able to :

  • Demonstrate proficiency in working with actuarial projection models (MoSes / RAFM advantageous), MS Excel VBA and other spreadsheet and database packages
  • Clearly evidence sound knowledge of actuarial principles applied to the reinsurance / insurance industry
  • Effectively collaborate with the Regional Actuarial Management teams to help them properly define and prioritise requirements, scope / timing / cost / risk / quality etc.
  • Lead the handover of the MoSes models back to the model stakeholders to provide the necessary user training
  • Communicate effectively, both written and verbal, with an ability to work and manage stakeholders spread over several locations
  • Collaborate within the MCoE team to ensure the development and testing teams clearly understand requirements
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