Willis Towers Watson Actuarial Analyst in London, United Kingdom

Actuarial Analyst

Date Posted: March 20, 2018


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As an Actuarial Analyst within Willis Towers Watson’s Life Insurance consulting teams, you will be making a valuable difference every day to our high-profile client organizations. In this role you will work with some of the insurance industry’s top consultants, thought leaders and life company clients while you progress towards qualifying as an actuary. If working for a global market leader, with the support to grow and shape your career further, is something that excites you, apply today.

The Role

Our sophisticated approach to assessing and managing risk helps clients free up capital. We work closely with investors, reinsurers, and insurers to manage risk and return. Blending advanced analytics with deep institutional knowledge, we reveal new opportunities to maximize performance.

As an advisor to more than three quarters of the world’s leading insurers, Willis Towers Watson’s Risk consulting and Software business is the industry’s leading specialist and leader in financial modelling. We have more actuaries and Chartered Enterprise Risk Analysts serving the insurance industry than any other professional services company.

As an Actuarial Analyst, you will work with some of the insurance industry’s top consultants, thought leaders and life company clients while you progress towards qualifying as an actuary. At Willis Towers Watson, we do not view our actuarial students as a commodity but rather an investment in the business leaders of the future.

You will have immediate exposure to real client assignments that will draw on your imagination and creativity as well as your ability to analyse data, draw conclusions and present results. While client assignments will form a large portion of your daily work, we will encourage you to get involved in the development of intellectual capital, helping to ensure that we retain our reputation as insurance market leaders. You will be exposed to traditional life insurance actuarial work as well as cutting edge, market leading techniques and software. These experiences will help build your technical knowledge and overall industry expertise while you benefit from one of the industry’s most comprehensive actuarial training and development programmes. At the same time, you will begin to build your network of peers within the industry to support our business generation activities.


Build strong relationships internally, both with associates more junior than yourself and with seniors.

Demonstrate natural ease and effectiveness when dealing with clients/colleagues at all levels whether in client meetings, on-site secondments at client sites or internal project meetings.

Take initiative at an early stage and begin to build your network of peers within the industry.


Partner with consultants to provide support on life insurance-related client projects, including financial reporting, M&A appraisal valuations, corporate restructuring, risk management and capital enhancement initiatives.

Develop skills in market leading actuarial software packages and techniques for the purposes of asset and liability modelling, monitoring of risk, capital aggregation and financial reporting, and help to design and implement financial modelling solutions.

Ensure appropriate and effective communication among team members and the client via various mediums including email, conference calls and face to face meetings.


Develop professional expertise by progressing towards qualification as an actuary.

Deliver projects that exceed client expectations, with specific focus on project management skills

Continually seek process and efficiency improvement opportunities in all projects.

Involvement in research and development initiatives to develop and enhance future sales propositions and internal firm knowledge to maintain our leading position in the market.


Contribute to sales and marketing efforts by assisting in the drafting of proposals, presentations and pitches.

Focus on personal billable hours targets and monitor other financial aspects of projects

The Requirements

  • A minimum of a 2:1 honours degree in any numerate/scientific discipline and successfully studying towards an FIA/FFA qualification.

  • Financial modelling experience (knowledge of Moses or Prophet would be advantageous) and a good understanding of life insurance products, regulations and reporting requirements.

  • Those who proactively take initiative and are able to identify and solve challenging problems in a logical, systematic way.

  • Strong communication skills; in particular the ability to communicate complex concepts to a broad range of audiences.

  • A dedication to work to achieve the highest quality standards whilst working both independently and on client teams, in a fast-paced environment.

  • Good time management , organisational and project management skills

  • Strong Microsoft Office skills, particularly Excel.

  • Availability to travel on an as needed basis, domestically and internationally.

  • An interest in the commercial impact of business generation, project delivery and team productivity within the consulting environment.

The Company

Willis Towers Watson is a leading global advisory, broking and solutions company that helps clients around the world turn risk into a path for growth. With roots dating to 1828, Willis Towers Watson has 40,000 employees serving more than 140 countries. We design and deliver solutions that manage risk, optimize benefits, cultivate talent, and expand the power of capital to protect and strengthen institutions and individuals. Our unique perspective allows us to see the critical intersections between talent, assets and ideas – the dynamic formula that drives business performance. Together, we unlock potential. Learn more at willistowerswatson.com.

Willis Towers Watson is an equal opportunity employer

Willis Towers Watson believes that effectively managing a diverse workforce is vital to our business strategy. We have an obligation to our organization, ourselves and our clients to hire and develop the best people we can find. We will continually review our policies and practices to ensure that all areas of the employment process (including recruiting, hiring, work assignments, compensation, benefits, promotions, transfers, company-sponsored development programs and overall workplace experience) are free from discriminatory practices. We are committed to equal employment opportunities at Willis Towers Watson.

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  • Location:London, England, GB

  • Date Posted:March 20, 2018