Deloitte - Consultant, Human Capital, Actuarial, Rewards & Analytics

Can you see what's coming round the corner? The Capital Markets Group (CMG) specialises in modelling risks such as the future movements of UK and international economic markets and longevity rates. If you have extremely strong quantitative and technical skills and would like to apply them in an actuarial and banking context, we are the right place for you. Are you up for the challenge?

Your role

The CMG team is part of the Analytics and Quantitative Modelling (AQM) team, and is based in London. As part of the CMG team, you will be involved in the more technical aspects of actuarial and banking work including proxy modelling, risk modelling and stochastic economic scenario modelling. Work in CMG requires high levels of quantitative skills to solve challenging problems on behalf of our clients.

There is a focus on research and development, with the team being responsible for the development of Deloitte’s stochastic economic scenario modelling suite, XSG, and developing solutions to difficult client problems in the capital model area. Tasks could involve:

  • Researching potential enhancements to modelling approaches and writing research papers on these; 

  • Developing tools to assist clients in using XSG and delivering training sessions to clients on XSG tools and methodologies; 

  • Helping clients enhance and optimise their internal modelling processes.

Your work, your choice

There is also crossover with the Actuarial Insurance and Banking teams, which provides the opportunity for a breadth of experience including:

  • Designing, implementing and testing risk & valuation models for major companies to help these companies comply with the latest financial regulations; 

  • Analysing client data and presenting your findings to the client by means of visualisation tools.

We take your development very seriously. Our appraisal process is structured, transparent and interactive - you'll receive continuous training and ongoing supportive feedback to help you develop in your current role and progress through the grades to manager and beyond.

We foster an open and friendly working environment that naturally allows everyone to learn from the wide range of experts within the practice. 

We also believe in structured development through formal training and personal development plans, covering areas such as:

  • Actuarial modelling skills; 

  • Building relationships; 

  • Project Management; 

  • Business development; and 

  • Consulting skills

Location

You will be based in a Deloitte London office, however travel will be required for client based projects. Whilst some clients are London based, we do spend time on site with regional and international clients. We specify full mobility for our consulting roles but we make arrangements respectfully.

Hours

This is a permanent role with a degree of flexibility. We do encourage careful consideration of agile ways of working, both formal and informal arrangements that allow for the best outcomes for our people and our clients. 

Your professional experience 

Consultant – Senior Consultant will have responsibility for: 

  • Actively contributing to a wide range of client projects of a technical actuarial nature; 

  • Calibrating and supporting the XSG software, assisting with day to day technical issues and resolving them in a timely and effective manner;

  • Answering inquiries on software applications while developing and delivering solutions to clients;

  • Developing sufficient subject matter expertise across our products to lead proposals and participate in pitches, to generate interest in our products

  • Acting in a leading role with regard to product development and running projects;

  • Participating in sales meetings to run demos for products, gathering requirements and conducting implementation for new clients;

  • Supporting and managing client relationships in the use of our products including providing training to these clients;

  • Managing small teams of junior actuarial trainees as part of a larger project, including performance management; 

  • Having extensive client contact, including dealing with queries, attending meetings with support and working on client sites; 

  • Contributing to practice management, for example mentoring less experienced colleagues and involvement in recruitment.

Requirements

To qualify we are looking for:

  • A solid academic track record in Mathematics (or quantitative subject);

  • Good progress towards a recognised actuarial qualification; 

  • Previous experience in an economic scenario generator modelling role;

  • Good knowledge of the life insurance industry 

  • Experience of valuations, proxy modelling, risk modelling and economic capital modelling;

  • Modelling skills with advanced knowledge in one coding language;

  • Proficient in writing macros using Microsoft Excel VBA;

  • Familiarity with object-oriented programming languages;

  • An understanding of software architecture and good design practice creating scalable, maintainable, extensible and testable software without over-engineering.

The ideal applicant should also be:

  • Highly mathematical 

  • Adept at solving problems 

  • Sharp and analytical 

  • A team player 

  • Driven and highly committed 

  • Flexible

Your service line: Consulting

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