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International insurance client has a great opportunity for an ASA with at least 2-4 years of hands-on experience and in-depth knowledge of business analysis, pricing, valuation, ALM or corporate experience. The ideal individual would have a desire to attain FSA status, possess strong problem-solving & project management skills, and demonstrate leadership ability. Proficiency with Excel, programming languages, and mainframe systems desired. (#49030)




ASA or near ASA with 2+ years actuarial experience in life insurance is needed by a well-known Life insurer. This individual will develop inforce analysis as well as build, enhance, validate, and interpret MG-Alfa models of life insurance products. Candidate must be well organize, possess strong analytical problem-solving skills, and be a team player. Familiarity with R, Python, Alteryx, Tableau is preferred. Will lead projects involving entry level students, so strong communication is key. (#49022)




National Life and Health reinsurer is in search for a student actuary who is actively seeking FSA designation and has at least 1 year of actuarial experience or internship. This individual must possess strong communication, proficiency in Excel, and programming knowledge: C++, R, SQL, VBA. Familiarity with Reinsurance basics, Solvency II, IFRS17, Stat/GAAP, Predictive Modelling, AG48 is highly desired. Some travel required. Risk Agility experience is a plus. (#49012)


Actuarial Programmer, Life (California #49009)



Great opportunity in California is available for a student actuary, ASA, or FSA with 3 or more years of solid programming experience including design, coding, debugging and testing skills. The ideal candidate would have a background in Life insurance product pricing and strong working knowledge in MS Excel, MS Access, VBA and C++/C#. Candidate must be able to multi-task, meet tight deadlines, and work in a team environment. MG-ALFA experience highly preferred. (#49009)




California Life insurer has a great opportunity for a FSA with 8+ years of experience including 3 years of retail annuity pricing and modeling. This individual will be responsible for feasibility analysis, design, and pricing of new products. Candidate must be able to manage long term projects, have excellent analytical and communication skills, and be well organized. The ability to prepare presentations seeking management approval, work independently & collaboratively, and possess advance proficiency in Excel, VBA, and PowerPoint are highly desired. (#48992)




FSA with 5 or more years of actuarial experience, including 2 years with risk management is needed by a well-known Life insurance company. This individual should possess thorough knowledge of Annuity business, investment, financial markets and risk management. Candidate must be well organized, possess strong problem-solving skills, and be able to take initiative while leading a small team. Prophet & MoSes experience is a plus. (#48991)




ASA with 4+ years of experience including actuarial modeling, valuation and financial reporting is needed by a well-known Life insurance company. This individual will be developing and maintaining financial projection models for Pension Risk Transfer (PRT) and lead the model conversion from MoSes to Prophet. Candidate should possess strong quantitative, analytical and problem-solving skills. Must be well organized and have excellent communication. (#48983)




Life client seeks a student actuary with 2+ years of experience and at least two SOA exams toward the ASA designation. This individual will have a great opportunity to join the valuation and modeling team and be part of the actuarial student program. Candidate must have working knowledge of annuity products and financial statements. Advanced Excel, related programming (R, Python) skills a plus. Must be well organized and possess strong communication and interpersonal skills. Experience with financial modeling systems, particularly Prophet and MoSes is preferred. (#48982)




West coast Life insurer is in search for a FSA with 8+ years of experience and thorough knowledge of annuity business. This individual should possess excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills as well as creativity and initiative in designing and improving valuation processes. Candidate will be responsible for the preparation of quarterly reserves and financial entries for Pension Risk Transfer (PRT), synthetic GIC and funding agreement for statutory, GAAP and tax purposes. Experience with Poly Systems and Prophet/MoSes a plus. (#48981)




Bermudian reinsurance client has a great opportunity for an ASA/FSA or AIA/FIA with 4+ years of experience in the annuity or reinsurance industry. The ideal candidate would have a background in financial analysis of annuities and/or life insurance, preferably longevity-exposed products. Must be able to prioritize and manage multiple projects, possess strong communication skills, and have an understanding of Solvency II, US/UK GAAP, US Stat, and/or Bermuda EBS reporting. Candidate should have a technical background including Advanced Excel, experience with MG ALFA, Polysystems or GGY AXIS, and programming skills in SAS, VBA, R, or Python. The ability to view “big picture” and understand broad corporate impacts is key. UK annuity expert is preferred. (#48970)


FSA Actuary, Life (Maryland #48969)



Growing Life insurance company in the Northeast is in search for a FSA with 10 years of actuarial experience including XXX/AXXX reserving. The ideal individual would have a background in financial reinsurance deals, model development, and multiple accounting methods (Statutory, GAAP, Tax, & IFRS). Key skill requirements are GGY-AXIS & MG-ALFA as well as strong capabilities in Excel, MS Access, VBA, SQL. Must be able to multi-task, possess excellent communication and analytical skills. AXIS DataLink coding experience preferred. (#48969)




Well respected Life insurer is seeking a FSA with 15 years of actuarial experience including pricing, reinsurance, and experience study responsibilities. This individual should demonstrate expertise in mortality analysis and assumption setting, communicate effectively, and possess advanced statistical/predictive analytics techniques. Candidate will report directly to the Chief Actuary and lead two key functions: Aggregate Insurance Risk and Research & Development activities. (#48959)


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