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Senior Catastrophe Analyst

The opportunity:

The Catastrophe Management team provides support to Markel International in the following areas: pre-underwriting analytics, class and entity level reporting and ad-hoc analysis to support underwriting decisions. The mission of the department is to assist Markel International in achieving consistent underwriting profit and outstanding financial results by providing a high quality service.

The role may be required to work over a number of lines of business but will be focused on supporting the Natural Catastrophe team. The candidate will be responsible for the cleansing, uploading and management of data into external modelling tools. They will assist in using modelling tools to facilitate the pricing and underwriting of business and the monitoring of aggregate accumulations. Training will be provided to the successful candidate.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Use third party catastrophe models and in-house tools for pre-underwriting analysis
  • Build and maintain a strong relationship with divisional underwriters
  • Provide ad hoc reports for underwriting portfolio analysis and reporting for senior executives
  • Use third party catastrophe models and in-house tools in the production of quarterly divisional reports
  • Data cleansing and entry into third party catastrophe models
  • Present results and ideas to senior stakeholders and underwriting teams
  • Collaborate closely with colleagues in other Markel offices
  • Assist Catastrophe Manager on ad-hoc projects

Our must-haves:

  • Proven catastrophe modelling or aggregation management experience in the London market
  • Excellent IT skills with strong knowledge of SQL
  • Proven experience with catastrophe management best practices
  • Proven experience with regulator reporting
  • Proven experience of portfolio level aggregation techniques
  • Experience of building and maintaining successful relationships with internal and external contacts
  • The ability to manage multiple projects and meet tight deadlines
  • Completed a numerical degree with a classification of 2:1 or above, or equivalent

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.

What’s in it for you?

  • A great starting salary plus annual bonus & strong benefits package…
  • 25 days paid holiday plus Bank Holidays, with the opportunity to buy/sell extra leave
  • Fantastic company pension scheme, private medical and dental cover, life assurance, travel insurance cover, income protection, season ticket loan as well as other great benefits on offer
  • There are countless opportunities to learn new skills and develop in your career and we can provide the support needed to do just that!

Are you ready to play your part?

Choose ‘Apply Now’ to fill out our short application, so that we can find out more about you.

Markel celebrates the value of a diverse workforce that brings experience and expertise from a wide variety of backgrounds and life circumstances. Whatever your background, if you feel you meet the requirements of this role then we want to hear from you. We are also happy to consider candidates who are looking for flexible working patterns.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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