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Actuary (APAC L&H Valuation)

In this exciting and fast-paced role you will be working across APAC (including China, North Asia, South Asia & ANZ) supporting the Head of L&H Actuarial, APAC in the management of all L&H group reserving activities with a key focus on IFRS17, Solvency II and any other projects.

You will have a high degree of responsibility and autonomy whilst undertaking and leading key projects within the team.

You will also liaise with the auditors on various requirements for the APAC markets.

The APAC Actuarial reserving team is based in SCOR’s offices in Singapore, Sydney, Beijing and Seoul, and covers the Life & Health business.

This includes business written in c.30 countries and 13 legal entities in the region.

We are a diverse and engaged team, providing expert actuarial analysis and insight for our stakeholders.

The department is led by the Chief Reserving Actuary for Asia Pacific.

Responsibilities

  • Provide value adding insight on the drivers of financial performance, movements in IFRS and SII results, experience emergence, and recommendations for management actions.
  • Provide oversight of the production of L&H reserves for Group results (IFRS 17, SII) each quarter, participating in the landing process and ensuring the results are robust.
  • Be the key member for a project where the project involves accurate reporting and settlement for SCOR-Covea deal.
  • Work closely with and provide guidance to APAC L&H actuarial teams on issues of methodology, appropriate techniques, and expert judgement.
  • Be a key member in implementing various process improvements initiatives within APAC
  • Support and coordinate for the external audits with local auditors in relation to actuarial topics
  • Work with the APAC L&H actuarial teams to deliver the local IFRS17 reporting requirements as the standard gets adopted across geographies and support the Central teams with their review of APAC markets results
  • Support the Head of L&H Actuarial, APAC in being the primary point of contact for the Corporate Actuarial and Group Actuarial teams on all Life & Health matters in the region
  • Communication of actuarial issues to other teams in the context of earnings, capital, liquidity, etc.
  • Work closely with other teams within APAC, including the modelling team, L&H business unit, colleagues in the wider Finance team, Pricing, and Risk management, to share common knowledge and common purpose.

Qualifications

  • Qualified/ nearly qualified Actuary (FSA, FIA, or FIAA)
  • At least 5 years of relevant experience in a life insurance/reinsurance business
  • Deep experience of at least one of: IFRS17, Solvency II, experience analysis, or local statutory reporting in an APAC market. IFRS17 experience is a strong plus.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite (e.g. Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint), Prophet software
  • Familiar with data analytics tools such as R, SQL or Python is a plus.
  • Enjoys working at pace, in a close-knit team.
  • Demonstrates curiosity and enthusiasm for continuous improvement.
  • Proactive, organized and adept at stakeholder management.
  • Strong technical skill set and ability to work independently.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Creates a supportive environment – when guiding and supporting the market valuation teams, as well as working with other teams and colleagues.
  • Interest in career and skill development.
  • Able to provide effective challenge to senior managers.

About us

SCOR, the 4th largest reinsurer in the world, provides insurance companies with a diversified and innovative range of solutions and services to control and manage risk.

Leveraging experience and expertise to deliver “The Art & Science of Risk”, SCOR provides cutting-edge financial solutions, analytics tools and services in all areas related to risk – from Life & Health and Property & Casualty insurance to Investments.

Our specialized teams operate in over 160 countries, fostering long-term relationships with clients.

In order to provide our clients with a broad range of innovative reinsurance solutions, SCOR pursues an underwriting policy that is founded on profitability and supported by effective risk management strategy and a prudent investment policy.

This approach allows us to offer clients an optimum level of security, to create value for shareholders, and to contribute to the welfare and resilience of society by helping to protect insureds against the risks they face.

At SCOR, we believe that employing people from different backgrounds and ensuring inclusivity is a major driving force for the success of the Group.

We are committed to fostering a work environment in which all employees are treated fairly and respectfully, have equal access to opportunities and resources, and can contribute fully to SCOR’s success.

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