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Pricing Actuary, Single Risks Pricing & Modelling - 12 Month Fixed Term Contract

Date: Jun 9, 2021

Location: London, GB

Company: SCOR


London United Kingdom (GB) 


Pricing Actuary, Single Risks Pricing & Modelling - 12 Month Fixed Term Contract 

Fixed Term 




          About SCOR         

SCOR, the 4th largest reinsurer in the world, provides insurance companies with a diversified and innovative range of solutions and services to control and manage risk. Using its experience and expertise, “The Art & Science of Risk”, SCOR provides cutting-edge financial solutions, analytics tools and services in all areas related to risk – in Life & Health insurance as well as in P&C insurance. Our specialist teams operate in over 120 countries, developing value added and innovative products and services and making long-term commitments to their clients, namely insurers and large corporations.
SCOR's aim, as an independent global reinsurance company, is to develop its Life and P&C business lines, to provide its clients with a broad range of innovative reinsurance solutions and to pursue an underwriting policy founded on profitability, supported by effective risk management and a prudent investment policy, in order to offer its clients an optimum level of security, to create value for its shareholders, and to contribute to the welfare and resilience of Society by helping to protect insureds against the risks they face.


Job Summary
The job holder will be a member of the SGP&C Specialty Insurance Single Risks Pricing team supporting business written by SCOR Business Solutions (SBS) and Channel Syndicate across certain single-risks lines of business. The work includes day to day case pricing, working with Underwriters and the Specialty Insurance Methods and Tools team on developing and maintaining pricing models, providing analyses and management information reports.

Key duties and responsibilities
-    Develop, test, and maintain pricing tools
-    Enhance direct & facultative pricing tools for certain SBS and Channel Syndicate lines of business in conjunction with underwriters, underwriting management, CTO and the Methods and Tools team. 
-    Ensure pricing models are appropriately calibrated and used correctly by underwriters, including rate change calculation. 
-    Drive consistency in pricing across both SBS and Channel Syndicate 
-    Maintenance of existing pricing tools including technical documentation / specifications
-    Pricing key individual accounts: 
-    Analyse and pricing of individual accounts typically with complex features or high premium
-    Provide assistance to the EMEA Portfolios team during busy periods (such as the 01-Jan renewal season) by pricing binder accounts. 
-    Ensure that all accounts priced adheres to appropriate pricing peer review process as defined in Pricing Policy and Rate Monitoring Framework.
-    Portfolio analysis, planning and parameterisation: 
-    Review the profitability of portfolio (deep-dive) by considering combined ratios, rate levels, inflationary effects and class of business mix for Specialty Insurance and legal entities
-    Development and maintenance of dashboards and various management information. 
-    Projects & Consulting: 
-    Provide actuarial consulting during exploration of new projects.
-    Assist with on-going CAT systems development, underwriting projects (developing pricing requirements, systems testing, etc.) or any other ad-hoc projects
-    Reporting: 
-    Quarterly monitoring and feedback of Base Model vs Technical Premium by Class of Business plus pricing strength (adequacy) against the long-term profitability targets.
-    Any other ad-hoc reporting requirements
-    Training and sharing of knowledge with Specialty Pricing & Modelling Team and other Stakeholders
-    Provide training to underwriters on any pricing related topics
-    Shares know how and technical knowledge with member of pricing and modelling team

Required experience & competencies

-    Proven pricing experience in P&C insurance with recent Lloyd’s experience.
-    Have previous experience pricing Fine Art, Specie, Property, Environmental Liability and Cyber
-    Good working knowledge of CAT Modelling Tools and Systems, capital modelling and reserving processes
-    Strong analytical skills and ability to manipulate or handle large datasets
-    Significant experience using R, Python, R-Shiny, or any other programming languages in commercial environment

Personal Competencies:
-    Effective communication and collaboration skills with excellent interpersonal verbal and written skills that enables the candidate to communicate with colleagues and to gain buy-in from Stakeholders
-    Has excellent technical capabilities in actuarial pricing and provides predictable and high-quality service to Underwriters and other Stakeholders 
-    Stays up to date with new/emerging knowledge in actuarial pricing as well as in respect of major market and underwriting related issues. 
-    Has a commercial outlook but with a principled stand where required and contributes to create viable and innovative solutions that outperform competitors and differentiates SCOR.

Required Education and Qualification 
-    Qualified actuary (or nearly qualified) from a recognised actuarial organisation 
-    Degree in Mathematics, Actuarial Science, other scientific discipline (statistics, physics, etc.), or Finance

If you are interested in this opportunity please subit your CV  to us via our recruitment portal.