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Head of L&H Pricing

About the Role

In this role of Head of L&H Pricing Hong Kong and Taiwan, you will be leading a team of 6 members based in Hong Kong and closely work with Swiss Re's Pricing Services team located in Bangalore. You will take responsibility for product development and pricing of new Life & Health business in Hong Kong and Taiwan, to help the region achieve its ambitious growth plans.

We aim to do this through better client experience; cutting-edge, better-informed pricing; and supporting development of innovative products for clients in the region. The role reports into the Market Head L&H Hong Kong & Taiwan and is part of the Market Unit Asia ex. China.

Major Responsibilities

  • Leadership
  • Drive and manage the team's short and medium term priorities
  • Support the development your team
  • Be accountable for the business written in Hong Kong and Taiwan in accordance to the company standards and delivery of market plan
  • Lead and contribute to regional projects

New Business Quotes and Tenders

  • Lead the pricing and modelling of new business, supported by junior pricing colleagues; this includes the authority to sign-off on quotes in HK and TW across mortality, critical illness and medical reimbursement business
  • Collaborate with a cross-functional team of experts from client markets, underwriting and claims towards assessing the risks associated with a particular opportunity and ensure the sustainability of the business written

Costing Methodology and Guidelines

  • Develop pricing guidelines and ensure their correct application
  • Able to challenge status-quo and look to simplify and improve existing practices
  • Keep up to date with market, regulatory and competitive trends
  • Work with Experience Studies team to gain insight into claims and lapse experience
  • Ensure pricing guidelines are kept up-to-date via research and experience studies

Strategy, Product Development and Brand Presence

  • Lead technical, research and project management input for product development initiatives
  • Represent Swiss Re in Hong Kong & Taiwan's actuarial community and expand the company's network
  • Further the Swiss Re brand across the region through speaking at seminars/conferences and writing of articles in industry publications
  • Provide strategic inputs in the running of the Swiss Re business in HK and TW including implications of regulations, market and industry developments

About You

• Qualified actuary with 5-10 years PQE minimum (under a recognized actuarial body - SOA/CAS/IOA/FOA/FIA) with a Bachelor degree in Actuarial Science, Mathematics, Statistics, Economics or equivalent

• Insurance or reinsurance working experience (including consulting); pricing experience of the HK market is strongly desirable

• Proven commercial and technical skills in Life & Health product design and pricing

• Demonstrate maturity and flexibility at managing both internal and external stakeholders

• Experience at using and developing pricing tools, is a plus

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills in Cantonese and English. Mandarin skills are desirable.

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. 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 and their passion for sustainability.

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