Portfolio Management Actuary

You will be part of an international team. They are an engaged and agile group of individuals with a distinct financial acumen and a flair for creativity. By effectively applying their expertise and collaborating across functions, they make a difference to their partners and generate value in their portfolio both for their clients and stakeholders.

Ref: 49684

  • Location: London
  • Category: Life Actuarial
  • Type: Permanent


Key Duties: (Including, but not limited to)

  • Analysis and interpretation of the financial results, the Source of Earnings analysis for USGAAP as well as for the EVM, which is the value measurement at Swiss Re
  • Experience monitoring of the portfolio, working in conjunction with the Actuarial Management and Products teams; specifically proposing analyses and actions to the Portfolio Management Group
  • Engage with other internal partner functions (and with external clients) to perform effective management of the L&H in-force portfolios
  • Data strategy and analytics; coordinating activity with other functional teams as required
  • Governance: engage in open and closed treaty reviews, referral reviews on recaptures and changes in existing treaties
  • Assess profitability of In-Force treaties and review reinsurance premium rates
  • Support Group-wide and local projects as required
  • Owning, driving and ensuring the timely delivery of Portfolio Management priorities

Qualifications required:

  • Near / newly qualified Actuary

Experience required:

  • Minimum 4 years working experience in the (re)insurance industry or equivalent L&H know-how
  • Thorough understanding of US GAAP financial reporting and market consistent valuation methods
  • Solid technical knowledge in all areas of liability management (e.g. experience analysis, product pricing and valuation, financial performance analysis, reserving, and claims)
  • Ability to navigate in ambiguity and to work autonomously
  • Strong interpersonal, organisational and communication skills
  • Team player and sensitive to cultural differences with a positive attitude towards a dynamic and international environment
  • You are analytical, inquisitive, able to break-down complexity, and to summarise efficiently
  • Entrepreneurial, resilient, optimistic and self-motivated


Mark Nicholls



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