London, LND, GB


Senior Pricing Actuary 

About Swiss Re

The Swiss Re Group 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. It anticipates and manages risk – from natural catastrophes to climate change, from ageing populations to cybercrime. The aim of the Swiss Re Group is to enable society to thrive and progress, creating new opportunities and solutions for its clients. Headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, where it was founded in 1863, the Swiss Re Group operates through a network of around 80 offices globally. It is organised into three Business Units, each with a distinct strategy and set of objectives contributing to the Group’s overall mission.


What does the role offer?


We are looking for an experienced reinsurance pricing actuary to join our UK & Ireland pricing team.


In this role you will have a great opportunity to apply your technical actuarial and modelling skills across a wide variety of activities outlined below. The role offers the opportunity for out of the box thinking, working on solutions to a broad range of challenges. You will work collaboratively with colleagues in our pricing and client management teams and with subject matter experts throughout Swiss Re, both locally and within EMEA, and indeed globally. This is a client facing role: you will work closely with clients to understand their needs and deliver optimal solutions for them and for Swiss Re. You will also be encouraged to contribute to Swiss Re's wider market presence, including presenting at external events.


If you are looking for a challenging role, where you can demonstrate your experience, technical and commercial skills, this is for you.


Main activities


  • Build and maintain actuarial relationships with our clients' pricing teams
  • Develop and maintain pricing bases for UK & Ireland protection products
  • Price reinsurance terms for UK and Ireland insurers for new and established products
  • Work collaboratively with clients on pricing and product development issues
  • Monitor the performance of our reinsurance portfolio in conjunction with our reporting and experience studies teams


About the team


Our London-based Life & Health pricing team delivers reinsurance pricing across a wide range of products in the UK & Ireland insurance markets. We work cross functionally with our colleagues in client management, underwriting, claims and reporting teams. Our team is diverse but with a strong sense of community. Our work is demanding, but we aim for a good pinch of fun too. We are committed, curious and supportive of one another.


About you:


  • You are qualified actuary (FIA/FFA/FSA or equivalent) with several years' post qualified experience
  • You have appetite for a multi-dimensional role that is both highly technical and client facing
  • You bring excellent understanding of Life & Health (re)insurance markets, products and trends
  • You have excellent knowledge of relevant statistical and actuarial models
  • You posses excellent communication and influencing skills
  • You have reinsurance pricing experience (mortality / critical illness / income protection / new product features)
  • You bring client management/ consultancy experience
  • Sound judgement and decision-making skills are your strength
  • You are accurate and committed to quality
  • You are excellent in collaboration and team working, sociable 'can-do' attitude
  • You are capable to handle multiple priorities and clients effectively
  • You are self-motivated, able to work under pressure when needed


We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


Opening for applications: 13.08.2019
Closing for applications: 11.09.2019
Salary offered: competitive

Reference Code: 85962 


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