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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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Developments & Trends in Life Reinsurance

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 […]

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 [...]

DW Simpson Global Actuarial & Analytics Recruitment Names Marianne Westphal Partner


Chicago, IL – September 28, 2017 – DW Simpson Global Actuarial and Analytics Recruitment has promoted Marianne Westphal to Partner. Marianne joined DW Simpson in 2003 and was promoted to Senior Manager in 2009, Director in 2010 and Senior Director in 2012. […]

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

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, […]