Actuarial Analyst
QBE Insurance Group
GBR - London
11d ago

Who we are :

QBE’s European Operations, which accounts for over 27% of QBE Group turnover, is a leading specialist in London market and European commercial lines business.

Active in both the Lloyd’s and company market, QBE offers considerable diversity to the broking community. We are a socially responsible company and give our customers the ability to invest a portion of their premiums in environmentally and socially beneficial projects.

The Opportunity :

This is an actuarial analyst role working mainly within a reserving team in QBE’s central Actuarial department, which is a respected and experienced team with strong links to other areas of the business.

The department has significant involvement with reserving, business planning, portfolio analysis, commutations pricing and collaboration with pricing actuaries.

This provides an excellent opportunity to work on interesting and unusual classes to gain specialist expertise working alongside a large group of experienced actuaries.

The Actuarial department maintains close working relationships with the Underwriting divisions, and Claims, Reinsurance and Finance in order gain a thorough understanding of the portfolios and their drivers of profitability.

The successful candidate would be assisting the actuary responsible for portfolios of business and would work closely with other departments to maintain the appropriate knowledge.

The department strives for continuous improvement. We are supported by a dedicated combined in-house development team for database and system maintenance and development.

This enables the reserving teams to spend less time processing data and more time on analytical thinking.

Your responsibilities for this role may include, but are not limited to :

  • Producing reserve assessments for various classes of business using a wide range of actuarial techniques on a half-yearly basis
  • Creating models for bespoke reserving, portfolio analysis and monitoring
  • Communicating with stakeholders inside and outside the department, in particular with the Underwriting, Claims, Reinsurance and Finance teams, to gain and share knowledge and insights
  • Planning execution of reserving and other processes for assigned classes of business and to support the wider actuarial team in cross-department projects
  • Monitoring reserve assessments with interim analyses including actual vs expected, large loss reporting, business planning, and special projects
  • Reporting and verifying results within the business, to Group in Australia, to Lloyd’s and external parties such as external actuaries and regulators
  • Learning and using software such as ResQ reserving software, Excel, Access, TM1 financial management and claims / reinsurance management systems, to produce efficient and higher quality output
  • Maintaining high standards of risk management including reconciliations, sense checks, clear audit trails
  • Self-development , including studying the actuarial examinations and attending Lunch and Learns and industry presentations, whilst developing general insurance knowledge and actuarial techniques.
  • You will need to be able to display you have the following qualifications and experience :

    General Insurance knowledge and experience is advantageous but this role may also suit a strong graduate who is prepared to work hard to accelerate their learning and development.

    The key qualities sought are :

  • Excellent interpersonal skills : ability to build positive relationships within and external to the team
  • Strong analytical and creative problem solving skills
  • Enthusiasm and personal drive to continually achieve higher standards
  • Ability to learn quickly and grow knowledge of general insurance and actuarial reserving techniques
  • Adaptability to changing priorities and timescales
  • Commitment to succeed in actuarial examinations
  • Confident user of MS Excel spreadsheets
  • We view our people as our most precious asset. We understand the importance of fostering a work environment that is responsive to the changing needs of today's workforce.

    QBE aims to build a workplace that is fair and inclusive because we want to attract and retain the best people to do the job.

    Search for QBE on Vercida to learn more about our Diversity and Inclusion programmes and policies.

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    Number of Openings :

    Equal Employment Opportunity :

    QBE is an equal opportunity employer and is required to comply with equal employment opportunity legislation in each jurisdiction it operates.

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