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London, GB

Portfolio Optimisation Actuary (80-100%)

About the team
The Portfolio Management Unit focusses on maintaining the in-force portfolio in a healthy state and supports Swiss Re's Life & Health business growth objectives in a sustainable manner. The team is responsible for the identification, execution and monitoring of management actions on the in-force portfolio aimed at bringing value in terms of profit, efficiency, control and benefit for our clients. That includes, for instance, ensuring a full business feedback loop by sharing insights gained from the in-force business so that they can be incorporated in our new business risk-taking activities.
Now you can become a part of this international and dynamic team! We are an engaged and agile group of individuals with a distinct financial foresight and a flair for creativity and problem solving. By effectively applying our skills and collaborating across functions, we make a difference to our partners and generate value in our portfolio both for our clients and partners.
About the Role
This role provides an excellent opportunity to collaborate with various teams regionally and globally across the entire Life & Health business. In this role you will:

  • Carry out proactive monitoring of the Life & Health in-force portfolio and management actions, including in-force reinsurance premium rate reviews and recaptures.
  • Use data analytics and visualizations to communicate the performance of the Life & Health portfolio, highlighting areas of concern and insights that can steer our L&H strategy and enable proactive management of the inforce.
  • Contribute to strategic projects with partners from across the Life & Health Reinsurance community.
  • Analyse and interpret financial results, under the various valuation methods used within Swiss Re.
  • Act as a key point of contact for internal partners and clients on activities related to the in-force portfolio.
  • Be part of a culturally diverse team working in a dynamic environment.

About You

  • A part qualified or newly qualified Actuary with an inquisitive, pragmatic and commercial nature. 
  • Working experience of 3-6 years in the insurance / reinsurance market.
  • Strong understanding of market consistent valuation methods as well as USGAAP and a knowledge of IFRS17 (nice to have)
  • Experience analysing data or interpreting financial results to formulate tangible actions.
  • Strong analytical mindset with a passion for leveraging data and technology to steer business decisions.  Experience with R, Power BI or any other data analytics tools would be an asset.
  • Flair for creativity and problem solving.
  • An independent and critical thinker with good negotiation skills and an ability to constructively challenge.
  • Ability to engage and build positive relationships with various internal and external functions across the region.
  • Excellent command of English. Knowledge of other European languages would be an asset

Are you ready for the challenge? Apply now!
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About Swiss Re


Swiss Re is one of the world’s leading providers of reinsurance, insurance and other forms of insurance-based risk transfer, working to make the world more resilient. We anticipate and manage a wide variety of risks, from natural catastrophes and climate change to cybercrime. We cover both Property & Casualty and Life & Health. Combining experience with creative thinking and cutting-edge expertise, we create new opportunities and solutions for our clients. This is possible thanks to the collaboration of more than 14,000 employees across the world.

Our success depends on our ability to build an inclusive culture encouraging fresh perspectives and innovative thinking. We embrace a workplace where everyone has equal opportunities to thrive and develop professionally regardless of their age, gender, race, ethnicity, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, skillset, thought or other characteristics. In our inclusive and flexible environment everyone can bring their authentic selves to work.



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