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Actuarial Analyst (Catastrophe Management)

If you’re looking for a place where you can make a meaningful difference, you’ve found it. The work we do at Markel gives people the confidence to move forward and seize opportunities, and you’ll find your fit amongst our global community of optimists and problem-solvers. We’re always pushing each other to go further because we believe that when we realize our potential, we can help others reach theirs. Join us and play your part in something special!

The primary purpose of this position is to support the management of Markel’s product lines subject to catastrophic perils by producing, validating, and analyzing catastrophe model results for portfolio risk analysis. This position will also support maintaining up-to-date knowledge of catastrophe modeling through proactive research and continuing education to help Markel produce accurate catastrophe related statistics and achieve profitable growth.

  • Advance automation as relates to gathering and applying data to catastrophe modeling software to further develop efficient analysis and reporting.
  • Provide and communicate catastrophe loss and exposure estimates in a timely manner.
  • Perform portfolio risk roll-up over a wide variety of products, apply applicable outwards reinsurance terms, analyze, and validate results in a timely manner.
  • Relate mathematical catastrophe models to the real world and provide guidance to management that translates results to actionable items.
  • Collaborate with underwriters, Product Line Leadership (PLL) and management to support and sustain profitable organizational growth by providing effective catastrophe analysis that identifies profitable areas to target and highlights unprofitable areas as well as monitoring key catastrophe statistics and advising management of possible issues.
  • Utilize available data to help effectively apportion catastrophe capacity and access existing products to determine if they add profitable growth to the organization.
  • Evaluate new business opportunities and potential acquisitions providing input to senior management.
  • Proactively share knowledge in related areas, creating learning experiences and fostering collaboration within the organization, including mentoring and training less experienced analysts.


  • Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science in a related quantitative field required.

General Skill Set

  • Thorough experience utilizing MS Excel to analyze data and present information in a user-friendly format.
  • Ability to apply and interpret advanced mathematical, economical, and statistical concepts.
  • Creative problem solver who is detail-oriented and possesses exceptional organization and analytical skills.
  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks and consistently meet deadlines.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to maintain working relationships with other departments and function in an unstructured environment.
  • Open and enthusiastic to learning new software and exploring new and different ways of analyzing catastrophe risk.

Specialized Skill Set

  • 2+ years of work experience as a catastrophe modeler/analyst or in a related position within the insurance/reinsurance field with knowledge of commercial catastrophe models (RMS/AIR) and data management tools is preferred but not required.
  • Strong experience with SQL Query is a plus, as is intermediate/advanced knowledge of VBA, Python, Power BI and GIS systems.

Who we are:

Markel Group (NYSE – MKL) a fortune 500 company with over 60 offices in 20+ countries, is a holding company for insurance, reinsurance, specialist advisory and investment operations around the world.

We’re all about people | We win together | We strive for better

We enjoy the everyday | We think further

What’s in it for you:

In keeping with the values of the Markel Style, we strive to support our employees in living their lives to the fullest at home and at work.

  • We offer competitive benefit programs that help meet our diverse and changing environment as well as support our employees’ needs at all stages of life.
  • All full-time employees have the option to select from multiple health, dental and vision insurance plan options and optional life, disability, and AD&D insurance.
  • We also offer a 401(k) with employer match contributions, an Employee Stock Purchase Plan, PTO, corporate holidays and floating holidays, parental leave.
  • Markel offers hybrid working schedules of 3 days in the office and 2 days remote.

Are you ready to play your part?

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The base salary offered for the successful candidate will be based on compensable factors such as job-relevant education, job-relevant experience, training, licensure, demonstrated competencies, geographic location, and other factors.

The base salary offered for the successful candidate will be based on compensable factors such as job-relevant education, job-relevant experience, training, licensure, demonstrated competencies, geographic location, and other factors. The salary range for the Catastrophe Analyst opening is $73,000-85,000 base with 20% bonus potential.

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