Catastrophe Risk Analyst


Our client is looking to hire a Catastrophe Risk Analyst to join their team in London on a Permanent basis.

Ref: 49030

  • Location: London
  • Category: Cat Modelling
  • Type: Permanent


Key Duties:

  • Active involvement in developing relationships with underwriters with the aim of integrating UW and Cat frameworks and goals – this involves confident and timely delivery of analytics and the ability to explain how these analytics can help drive risk selection
  • Create a narrative based on the modelling data and other sources to effectively provide a valuable summary of a certain risk and give advice to UW on the strengths and weaknesses of both the data and the model’s ability to provide meaningful results. This includes translating the concept of uncertainty
  • Working very closely with underwriters’ to drive decision making for complex risks that fall outside of scope of vendor models including complex reinsurance structures and non-modelled risks
  • Devise and manage projects that contribute to innovation within the catastrophe modelling realm
  • Have the confidence to drive process change by overhauling existing processes and implementing methodologies that streamline workflow and processes
  • Contribute to internal and regulatory reporting including monthly roll ups and RDS submissions


Other Skills:

  • Excellent business communication skills – ability to influence, negotiate, and listen to external parties and members of the Cat Team
  • Be a creative, self-starter with the ability to apply knowledge to solve complex issues as they arise
  • Shows initiative and able to work on own or as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Enjoys being challenged and a motivation to continue to improve
  • Confidence to question established ways of thinking and exert influence
  • Outside the box problem solving, particularly for making the best decisions as quickly as possible
  • Proactive and hard-working

Qualifications required:

  • At least 2:1 Degree in an analytical discipline (Maths, Science, Engineering, Economics)

Experience required:

  • At least 2 years Cat Modelling experience in any business line but ideally with a good understanding of the reinsurance market and at least one major vendor catastrophe Model
  • Highly numerate and logical – strong mathematical/ statistical knowledge a must
  • Ability to manipulate large data sets in Excel and SQL
  • Advanced Experience with MS SQL desired. Ability to build/design and manipulate queries to improve process
  • Familiarity with another programming language such as VBA, .NET, R, Python is an advantage
  • It is an advantage to have good knowledge of natural hazards. Having completed a qualification in Natural Hazards such as the NHFI or similar is a benefit, but not essential


Connor Deacon

Consultant - Catastrophe Modelling

T: +44 (0) 20 7283 2520

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