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Actuary (Pricing)

About the Role:

We are seeking an experienced and client-focused Pricing Actuary to join our Portfolio Management team. The "Pricing Actuary" is a senior-level standout colleague reporting into Team Lead Actuarial Portfolio Management P&S within Actuarial Portfolio Management Unit to execute the portfolio must-wins by using data-driven techniques.

In this role, you would be playing a pivotal role in Global APM team by being a knowledge and execution leader of portfolio steering activities for P&S portfolios. You will work closely with peers in APM and stakeholders in Property & Specialty underwriting and provide them with the information required to take fast decisions based on factual and up-to-date data insights to drive profitable underwriting.

Key responsibilities of the role include:

  • Employ data and line of business portfolio analytics to enhance the decision-making about risk selection, loss costing/pricing and actively enable the execution of the global team mandate.
  • Build technical portfolio insight capabilities to optimize financial performance management and enhance the views on profitability of sub-portfolios across the lines of business.
  • Employ data visualization techniques to design business reports and dashboards in various platforms including but not limited to R-Shiny, Power BI, Python, Tableau, and Palantir.
  • Lead efforts on the continuous improvement of existing portfolio insights/analytic capabilities (in Palantir) and underlying data sources.
  • Communicate your results and findings optimally to wider partners including Portfolio Managers, Pricing and Reserving Actuaries, and Finance departments.
  • Involve in various Actuarial investigations including Actual vs Expected studies, Rate monitoring, Expenses analyses, and profitability analyses to drive portfolio steering.
  • Build up forward-looking portfolio insights and data-driven initiatives to actively support shaping the future direction of Property & Specialty lines of business sub-portfolios.
  • Partner with other actuaries to analyze risk and exposure profiling, treaty costing, and loss modeling performance of underlying Actuarial Models.

You are encouraged to act with a high level of team spirit, dedication, and focus. If you are eager to deploy your results-oriented approach and technical capabilities, to further grow your business understanding and support the ongoing development of the portfolio, work with insurance specialists and other functional partners around the world, you are the right person to join our highly motivated team.

About the APM P&S

Actuarial Portfolio Management (APM) is a unit of Underwriting Corso supporting Property & Specialty, Credit & Surety, Casualty & Fin-Pro, and Accident & Health underwriting. Property & Specialty (P&S) include Property, Energy, Aviation, Engineering, Marine, and Agriculture lines of business.

We drive the portfolio management process to steer our underwriting portfolios towards sustainable profitability. We partner with portfolio owners and provide them with information required to make fast decisions based on factual and up-to-date data insights. We handle meaningful portfolio management tasks and manage governance around portfolio management and costing models ensuring operational resilience and efficiency.

We drive product management activities associated with risk and exposure reporting, accumulation management, reinsurance submission preparation, etc. We provide overarching portfolio insights focused on risks and opportunities arising from trends to support the Global Line of Business Head Property & Specialty, Underwriting Centre, and various other global partners. We are a global team, and we maintain direct collaboration with different functions in Swiss Re Corporate Solutions by acting as the key Property & Specialty link with Underwriting, Finance, Claims, and Actuarial (pricing and reserving).

About you:

  • Master's degree in mathematics/Statistics/Management/Actuarial Science or university degree in Engineering with at least 2-6 years of industry experience.
  • Experience in Insurance/Reinsurance in Property & Specialty lines underwriting, reserving, or Actuarial Pricing.
  • Proficient in at least one data analysis language like SQL Python or R including the relevant statistical and machine learning packages.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, flair for numbers and mathematics.
  • Proficient understanding of IFRS principles is a plus.
  • Hands-on know-how of data visualization techniques and packages and willingness for utilizing (new) technology is desirable.
  • Strong personality who enjoys taking ownership and can work independently or with colleagues and cultures from across the world.
  • Ability to prioritize and apply sound commercial judgment.

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

About Swiss Re

Swiss Re is one of the worldโ€™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 and their passion for sustainability.

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