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Senior Actuary (UK Reserving)

Who are we?

Wakam is a B2B2C insurance company that creates white-label insurance solutions via its Play&Plug® technology platform for more than 150 distribution partners. We provide most of our insurance products through API and host white label insurance solutions via our Play&Plug technology platform.

With a footprint spanning 32 countries and revenue of more than €900 million in 2023, mostly generated outside France, Wakam is the European leader in digital and embedded insurance.

Strongly committed to social responsibility, Wakam is a mission-driven company dedicated to “enabling transparent and impactful insurance”.


Join our team at Wakam as a Senior Reserving Actuary, where you'll play a critical role in supporting our UK subsidiary with regulatory reporting requirements and building new business. This is a pivotal role for the sub, with significant impact on our business strategy.


  • Determine the level of profitability at the partner level, providing insights to support business decisions.
  • Support the underwriting team in improving terms and conditions for Wakam.
  • Provide timely input to the finance function to produce periodic management accounts.
  • Deliver the technical provisions for Solvency Capital Calculation.
  • Work closely with the Claims and Reinsurance teams to support profitability and achieve desired results.
  • Collaborate with other departments to ensure the accuracy and adequacy of reserves.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain reserving models and methodologies, identifying areas for improvement.
  • Stay updated on regulatory developments and industry best practices related to reserving.


Qualifications & Skills:

  • Qualified Actuary with a UK qualification (FIA, FFA, or equivalent) and several years of post-qualification experience.
  • Experience in reserving for non-life (P&C or retail) insurance, including home, motor, pets, and personal lines.
  • Proficiency in MS Office Tools and experience with actuarial reserving software.
  • Open to diverse/cross-disciplinary experiences, including reserving.

Soft Skills/Cultural Fit:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to explain complex concepts to non-technical stakeholders.
  • Diplomatic and agile, comfortable with constant change and ambiguity.
  • Innovative thinker, with the ability to think on their feet and develop creative solutions to complex problems.
  • Flexible and adaptable, with a proactive approach to learning and development.


  • Blank canvass and setting up new processes for reserving and financial reporting.
  • Dealing with limited data and making important decisions, requiring creativity and innovation.
  • Need to converge on results, including loss ratio estimation and claims analysis, with a collaborative approach to improve the bottom line result of the business.


  • Dynamic and innovative company culture.
  • Opportunity to work on challenging projects from the ground up and make a significant impact on the business.
  • Supportive and collaborative team environment with opportunities for growth and development.
  • Opportunity to work with a highly experienced team of seasoned industry professionals.

Interview process:

  • Screening video interview with Talent recruiter
  • Manager video interview with UK Chief Actuary & VP Capital & Reinsurance
  • Cross video interview with UK Chief Risk Officer & Head of Compliance
  • Face-to-face HR & fit interviews with UK HR Manager & UK Chief Actuary

Positive energy, agility, and team spirit are essential to support Wakam in its hyper-growth!

You have the Wakam mindset? Join us!

Our culture? Free to impact.

A culture where everything is possible, where all ideas are taken into consideration, where everyone has an impact on the transformation of insurance! Hungry for freedom? Thirsty for autonomy? If you are adventurous and like challenges, then the Wakam adventure might be made for you!

  • Wakam is not based on a hierarchy but on a methodology where everyone finds their role and knows their objectives.
  • With a flat hierarchical system and a highly collaborative operating model, Wakam is an extremely agile and transparent company.
  • Every last Friday of the month, it's Free.day @Wakam, a day without meetings to take a step aside and dedicate ourselves to skills sponsorship or other activities (because we are curious, I remind you).
  • Full-remote is a reality at Wakam (there is even one Wakamee who works from his sailing boat ⛵) with our Wakam From Anywhere (WFA) program.
  • Last but not least: we are nice and we have fun! (you'll find out by yourself 😉)

At Wakam, we are committed to fostering an inclusive environment where diversity is celebrated. If you require any reasonable adjustments during the recruitment process, please feel free to reach out.

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