SVP Mergers & Acquisitions.
Emerald Group
London, Inner London, United Kingdom
17d ago

My client is acquisitive in all segments on the insurance industry to meet its primary shareholder objective of growing Net Assets Per Share.

The Mergers & Acquisitions team is responsible for the research, analysis, due diligence, pricing, negotiation and execution of target portfolios / companies.

The SVP role involves the leadership of projects globally from initial identification through to execution of transactions, providing the President, EVP and Executive Officers to make M&A decisions based on recommendations.

Specific responsibilities : . Lead multi-disciplinary teams on projects globally. Financial due diligence of business opportunities.

Financial and business modelling. Developing existing relationships and building new ones. Managing and reporting of Projects, with tasks delegated and reviewed where necessary.

To develop and maintain the M&A project governance framework and playbook. Research and review of potential acquisition targets, including financial and operational analysis.

Keep abreast of developments within run-off insurance markets and general insurance markets which may present opportunities to the Group.

To assist in the due diligence process, including financial and operational analysis, interrogation of assets and liabilities, the financial modelling and reporting to senior management on the target and results of the due diligence.

To liaise with members of the acquisition team, group functions and service providers. To work collaboratively with the Integration Function and Operations to handover successful projects for transition.

To provide ad hoc data evaluation and analysis to support the financial and actuarial evaluation of targets. In addition to the above key responsibilities, you may be required to undertake other duties from time to time as the Company may reasonably require.

  • People Management : . Responsible for coaching, developing and motivating direct reports. Responsibilities include but are not limited to : recruitment and selection;
  • employee appraisals and proactively addressing employee grievance and performance issues. It is important that these duties are carried out in accordance with Company policies and practices and in conjunction with HR.

    Take all reasonable steps to ensure the part of the business for which you are accountable for demonstrably complies with applicable laws, rules, regulation, good governance and our clients shared values, including putting clients at the heart of their business.

    If shortcomings are identified, take responsibility for remedial action planning and action in conjunction with the relevant experts within the firm.

    In addition to the above key responsibilities, you may be required to undertake other duties from time to time as the Company may reasonably require.

    Fitness & Propriety : . Carry out duties in accordance with internal policies and procedures and applicable law, rules, regulation, good governance and our clients shared values, including putting clients at the heart of their business.

    Act with integrity. Act with due skill, care and diligence. Be open and co-operative with the all regulators. Take reasonable steps to ensure that the business of the firm for which you are responsible is controlled effectively.

    Take reasonable steps to ensure that the business of the firm for which you are responsible complies with the relevant requirements and standards of the regulatory system.

    Take reasonable steps to ensure that any delegation of your responsibilities is to an appropriate person and that you oversee the discharge of the delegated responsibility effectively.

    Disclose appropriately any information of which the regulators would reasonably expect to have notice. When exercising your responsibilities, you must pay due regard to the interests of current and potential future policyholders in ensuring the provision by the firm of an appropriate degree of protection for their insured benefits.

    Conduct : . To ensure that implications for stakeholders, particularly policyholders, are given appropriate consideration in their approach to business and that conduct is given appropriate consideration throughout the role to deliver fair customer outcomes.

    Person Specification : . Strong leadership, bright, energetic and an entrepreneurial spirit. Able to work in a highly dynamic and responsive culture that has evolved out of excelling in complex and opportunistic situations.

    Close working relationships with operational colleagues, senior management and Executives. Significant amount of Financial Services Transaction experience within the (re)insurance industry and will have worked on a wide range of client situations Globally.

    Technical Knowledge and Understanding : . Commercial understanding of key business / value drivers, experience of the insurance industry essential.

    In depth understanding of business modelling and valuation. Detailed knowledge of acquisition evaluation techniques. Detailed financial knowledge.

    Fundamental understanding on insurance / reinsurance businesses, key risks, and ability to structure transactions. Experience working on complex assignments at Board / Shareholder level.

    Experience of the transaction cycle, in particular scoping and then leading financial due diligence and the review of legal documentation.

    Excellent academically, degree holder with a strong track record of progression. Financial Qualification (ACA, ACCA, CIMA, or equivalent).

    10 years + post qualification experience in the insurance industry. Management of multi-disciplinary teams. Implementing project governance.

    Competencies : . Client Excellence : . Understands the client. Conflict management. Innovation & Resourcefulness : . Innovation.

    Drive for results. Adaptability. Teamwork & Interpersonal Skills : . Managing teams. Communication. Expertise : . Business Acumen.

    Functional Excellence. Integrity : . Integrity and trust. Leadership : . Vision and strategy. Change management. Develops talent.

    Other : . Financial modelling experience and solid understanding of financial statements. Excellent organizational, problem solving and communication skills.

    Demonstrable integrity, leadership and objectivity. Team player who excels in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial, challenging work environment.

    Outstanding communication skills - written and verbal. A high level of attention to detail and consistency in their work.

    Highly self-motivated. Ability to liaise effectively, and build strong working relationships. Excellent numeracy and accuracy.

    Proficient in use of Microsoft office, particularly Excel. Strong ability to work independently. Team and deadline orientated mentality.

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