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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...

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...

Hiring Companies: Securing Strong Candidates

By: Derek Mulder, Senior Manager It makes sense to reason that Actuaries and Analytics professionals with very strong experience are highly sought after – we are finding that this is especially true in today’s market, and across all disciplines. Many candidates find themselves with job offers from multiple companies, in...

Navigating a Counteroffer Situation

While our first article focused on the hiring company, there are things to keep in mind as a candidate, particularly when it comes to navigating the counteroffer situation. You’ve gone through the interview process, receive an offer and are excited to join a new company. Now you need to give...

Consider This

The demand for actuaries and related analytics professionals continues to skyrocket. As a result, companies that hire this talent (insurers, reinsurers, consultancies, brokerages, et al) must put their best feet forward in attracting candidates. While a strong compensation package helps, of course, it doesn’t always come down to which company...

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...

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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 […]

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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 […]