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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...

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...

Developments & Trends in Life Reinsurance

By: Julie Garwood, Manager and KC Cho, Partner, DW Simpson As seen in the property and casualty reinsurance industry, low interest rates and alternative capital are making an impact in the life reinsurance market. The soft reinsurance market has been and continues to put pressure on reinsurers, requiring them to...

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...

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...

Trends in Actuarial Hiring

By: Margit Vogele, Manager & Sean Loboda, Manager The demand for Actuaries and analytics professionals has increased greatly in the aftermath of the recent financial crisis. While the market has proven to be competitive across all lines of business, we have seen the strongest increase in activity within the Health...

Recent Jobs & News

CAT Modeler (Pennsylvania #50853)


Our PA client seeks an individual who has strong knowledge & experience with Catastrophe Modeling, along with advanced skills of Excel, Access and SQL. The ideal candidate has excellent analytical and problem solving skills, attention to details, and interpersonal abilities. (#50853)

Pricing & Underwriting Actuary, Health (Massachusetts #50855)


Our client seeks an individual with 5-10 years of healthcare experience including pricing, along with familiarity with underwriting. The ideal candidate has SQL & Access skills, in addition to solid understand of Medicare and Medicaid. (#50855)

Data Scientist (Missouri #49914)


Our client seeks a professional with 3-5+ years of quantitative analysis experience in data science, in addition, a Master’s Degree is strongly preferred. The ideal candidate has knowledge of data mining, predictive modeling, machine learning, statistical modeling, data acquisition and so on. […]

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 […]