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DW Simpson Global Actuarial & Analytics Recruitment Names Dave Benton Chief Human Resources Officer

Chicago, IL – March 31, 2017 – DW Simpson Global Actuarial and Analytics Recruitment has promoted Partner Dave Benton to Chief Human Resources Officer. As DW Simpson’s CHRO, Benton will oversee all aspects of the company’s human resources management including performance management, employee relations, recruitment, training, benefits, policies, and organizational...

Body Language Tips for Your Next Job Interview

Are your arms folded across your chest? Do you prefer taking up space at the table? Are you making yourself smaller in your chair? Do you have your legs crossed? The way you sit, gesture, and physically interact with your surroundings during a meeting or interview portrays a powerful image to those you are with.

Q&A: Entry Level Actuarial Market

Perspectives from a senior-level Actuary and an in-house actuarial recruiter. By Adam Noreen & Alyssa Duffy Today’s entry level actuarial market is quite healthy and competitive. With the growing popularity of the profession, it is becoming more challenging to land that first actuarial job. We sat down with Misty Munzinger...

Oh, the Humanity! Actuarial Employment Outlook for the Next Decade

By KC Cho, Partner Tolstoy said: “The sole meaning of life is to serve humanity.” But if he was to be a college counselor today, he probably wouldn’t suggest a Humanities major. Math and sciences are where the money’s at today. Starting salaries for Engineering (Petroleum, Nuclear, Chemical and Electrical) majors, for...

Cyber Risk & Data Security in Today’s Global Market

By Tom Troceen, Chief Technology Officer, DW Simpson In the wake of several very public data breaches, concerns about cyber risk and the cost associated with it continue to rise. As industries familiarize themselves with cyber security insurance, the main questions companies have are:“What type of coverage isavailable?” and “What...

Alternative Capital in Reinsurance

By: KC Cho, Partner Alternative capital has been, and continues to be, a hot topic in reinsurance, as hedge funds and pension funds have flooded the market with capacity, increasing competition and creating downward pressure on rates (particularly in property catastrophe). According to Aon Benfield, the amount of alternative capital...

International Actuarial Trends and Perspectives

With the 2014 International Congress of Actuaries (ICA) upon us, the time is ripe to highlight some trends we are seeing in the international insurance market. Regardless of where they are domiciled, companies are facing similar question marks when considering current and upcoming regulations, changing economies, and new, more effective...

FAQ: Working Abroad

For professional development and/or personal purposes, some Actuaries may investigate career opportunities abroad. We at DW Simpson frequently field inquiries about making such a move, and have provided several examples showcasing our responses below.   I am looking to work in the U.S, but require visa sponsorship. What does the...

The Evolution of Risk Management

By: Marianne Westphal, Senior Director, & Angie Wachholz, Manager Managing risk has become paramount in understanding the global marketplace. This has led companies to reevaluate their risk management strategies and operations. Actuaries, of course, have always been involved in risk management. More recently, risk management has become the focus at...

Recent Jobs & News

VP Health Actuary (Texas #51690)


Our Texas client is seeking an ASA or FSA with 5+ years of experience who can assist in benchmarking discussions with clients, price alternative plan designs, and perform IBNR reserve developments. The candidate should also have the ability to work on multiple […]

Actuarial Director, Life & Health (Virginia #51947)


Virginia insurer seeks a career ASA or FSA with 7+ years of experience including pricing and LTC insurance. Candidate should be able to provide peer mentorship for actuarial students on the team, and support policy form filings. Must have strong programming skills […]

Actuarial Analyst, P&C (New Jersey #51948)


P&C insurer is seeking a student actuary with 2+ years of experience, and at least 3 CAS exams completed. Candidate should be able to perform pricing analyses, rate filings, and have strong analytical skills. (#51948)

Forbes Magazine Selects DW Simpson as one of 2018’s Best Executive Recruiting Firms

Forbes Magazine Selects DW Simpson as one of 2018’s Best Executive Recruiting Firms


PRESS RELEASE – Chicago, IL – April 16, 2018 – DW Simpson Global Actuarial & Analytics Recruitment has been selected by Forbes Magazine as one of the Best Executive Recruiting Firms of 2018.  Forbes, in conjunction with Statista, surveyed over 34,000 HR […]

Interview Etiquette

Interview Etiquette


How to communicate your value during a job interview Interviewing can be a challenging communication endeavor for even the most seasoned candidates, and it can be helpful to review some basic etiquette in order to make the most of the process. Employers use [...]

DW Simpson Hires Patty Kennelly as Director of Recruitment & Business Development


PRESS RELEASE — DW Simpson Global Actuarial & Analytics Recruitment – (Chicago, IL – 2/13/2018) It’s with great enthusiasm that we announce our newest hire, Patty Kennelly as Director, Recruitment & Business Development – Risk Management, Analytics & Data Science.  Patty joined […]