Actuary, London

Last update 2024-06-16
Expires 2024-07-16
ID #2169908113
Actuary, London
United Kingdom, London, London,
Modified May 26, 2024


Oliver Wyman Actuarial – Actuarial positions – UK Life

Office: London

Company Overview
Oliver Wyman is a global leader in management consulting. With offices in more than 70 cities across 30 countries, Oliver Wyman combines deep industry knowledge with specialised expertise in strategy, operations, risk management, and organisation transformation.
The Actuarial Practice of Oliver Wyman provides customised actuarial services and strategic insight, supporting clients as they strive to exceed their business objectives. Our exceptional client and employee retention exemplify our commitment to relationships built on trust, responsiveness, and clear communication.
Oliver Wyman is currently growing its Actuarial department and seeking Actuaries (partially or fully qualified) to join the UK team. This position requires the candidate to work closely with our wider management consulting team, as well as our actuarial teams across Europe and other regions, to independently analyse complex problems and develop innovative solutions for our clients.

Job Description
You will work alongside, and learn from, Oliver Wyman’s industry leaders and other experienced consultants while contributing to a broad range of client projects. You will gain industry exposure with Oliver Wyman’s clients, which include top tier insurance companies, reinsurance companies, investment banks, law firms, regulators, private equity firms and many more. You will also have the chance to take the initiative and lead on new and emerging ideas, leveraging the wider Oliver Wyman and Marsh Mc Lennan organisations.

Potential projects may include:
Capital and financial reporting, leveraging the tools available and developed by Oliver Wyman globally. This will also cover capital optimisation, IFRS 17 and understanding the latest regulatory changes
Risk management and support, including validation, risk appetite reviews and oversight, as well as emerging practice on climate risk
New business propositions and life and annuity product development including modelling, valuation analysis and strategy support
Mergers & acquisitions due diligence including assumption review, management support and strategy, model build, and development of projected UK statutory distributable earnings, Actuarial Appraisal Values and so on
Transformation of pre and post actuarial model data and processes, including systems and financial reporting integration, analytics, and workflow
Actuarial model conversions and optimisation
Client and industry presentations, surveys, case studies and wider marketing support and business development including managing proposals, tenders and other stakeholder management
Development and maintenance of intellectual capital, including involvement with the latest data science techniques and cutting edge methodologies from quantitative finance
Supporting other business lines within the Marsh Mc Lennan family as we continue to build integrated solutions for our clients

Skills and Attributes
Bachelor’s or Master’s degree, preferably in Actuarial Science, Mathematics, Statistics, Finance or a related field
Minimum 2 years of relevant Life Insurance actuarial experience for Consultant and at least 5 for Senior Consultant and above
Either part or fully qualified actuary (FIA or equivalent)
Knowledge of finance and/or risk management topics, including technical aspects such as Solvency II internal models, ORSA and IFRS 17
Strong modelling skills with practical experience in at least one coding language (e.g., R, Python) would be preferred but not essential
Understanding of the insurance industry and the challenges faced by our clients
Highly motivated and willing to work in a dynamic environment
Strong background in problem-solving with demonstrable analytical skills
Outstanding written and oral communication in both formal and informal settings
Self-starter, strong initiative and the ability to take the lead where appropriate

Working as part of our global, entrepreneurial company, you will do meaningful work from day one. We are looking for individuals who challenge the norm, and constantly strive to build something new for the firm and the world around us.
At Oliver Wyman, there's no "one size fits all" - we hire exceptional people and help them thrive through a built-in support network, flexible career paths, and no barriers to advancement.
We have a collaborative, supportive and impactful team environment - we want you to bring your authentic self to the team and enjoy working alongside diverse and down-to-earth colleagues who do serious work, but who enjoy what they do.

We create breakthroughs to achieve the amazing.
Be brave: We stand behind our beliefs while exploring what drives them. We stand up for what is right and persevere through difficulty. We venture into the unknown, staying open to our greatest possibilities.
Lead with heart : We build relationships with clients and colleagues that last, grounded in transparency, authenticity, and trust. We love what we do and have fun while we do it. And we combine this passion with rigor and skill to drive sustainable performance.
Strive for breakthroughs: We bring deep expertise and profound curiosity to the pursuit of ambitious ideas and uncommon insights. We ask bigger questions, seek diverse perspectives, and challenge ourselves to find the most powerful and sustainable solutions.
Work as one: We succeed as a unified team of colleagues and clients, achieving together what separately would be beyond our reach. We care for and develop one another. We learn from differences, overcome divisions, and celebrate our shared achievements.
Own your impact: We act as entrepreneurs and stewards of the firm. We own the journey, acting with integrity at every step. And we own our impact, holding ourselves to the highest standards to deliver stronger results for our clients, better opportunities for each other and lasting change for society.

Oliver Wyman is an equal opportunity employer.
Our commitment to diversity is genuine, deep and growing. We’re not perfect yet, but we’re working hard right now to make our teams balanced, representative and diverse.

Job details:

Job type: Full time
Contract type: Permanent
Salary type: Monthly
Occupation: Actuary

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