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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

By: Kieran Welsh-Phillips, Senior Recruiter 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....

Consider This

By Bob Morand, President and Managing Partner 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...

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...

(Military) Time On Your Side

By Bob Morand, President and Managing Partner International travel can be one of the more fun aspects in one’s career. However, to do it successfully, one must be willing and ready to adapt to the varied cultures and customs throughout the world. For example, getting used to reading and understanding...

Communication Skills Words Can’t Describe

By: Bob Morand, President and Managing Partner From meetings and industry conference preparation/execution to your presence among the varied social media, how you comport yourself makes a significant impact on how you are perceived by your peers, superiors and others in the profession. How, then, can we use each of...

Romancing the Retainer

By: Bob Morand President and Managing Partner A retained search is equivalent to taking a personal relationship to the next level. Sure, you’ve played the field (contingent search) for a good amount of time; however, you’re now at a point where you want to get serious. You want to settle...

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Senior Actuarial Analyst (California #49332)


Property & Casualty insurer seeks a student actuary with 3+ years of experience working on filings & with regulators, especially the CA and WA DOIs. Knowledge of VBA and SQL is beneficial, along with 3+ actuarial exams passed. Exposure to predictive modeling […]

Reserving Actuary, ACAS or FCAS (Illinois #50413)


Our General Insurance carrier client has an immediate need for a P&C Reserving Actuary with 9+ years of experience. In addition to reserving experience, this Actuary should have strong interpersonal skills; they will collaborate internally and externally, and need the confidence to […]

Actuary / Financial Analyst (#50300)


Our Northeastern client seeks an ACAS or FCAS with 3+ years of experience at a property & casualty insurer or rating agency. Main activities include: analyze & report financial strength, and assign ratings to personal lines. This professional must be willing to […]

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 […]

2017 Casualty Actuarial Society Annual Meeting


DW Simpson Attendees Patty Simpson Chairman, CEO, & Founder Paquita Laurient Senior Recruiter Browse all of our recruiters.Recruiter Bios Join DW Simpson Join us for the DW Simpson Cocktail Reception at the 2017 CAS Annual Meeting in Anaheim, CA. Where: Mix Lounge [...]