Director, Actuary (International Insurance)

3+ months agoNewark, NJ

Prudential International Insurance (PII) continues to be one of Prudential's fastest growing and most profitable business groups. PII has operations in eleven countries around the world (Japan, Malaysia, India, Indonesia, China, Chile, Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, Kenya and Ghana). PII operations are going through transformative regulation and other changes, including the implementation of (Long Duration Targeted Improvements) LDTI for US GAAP reporting, IFRS 17 for local statutory reporting, and Prophet model implementation to facilitate all the new accounting regimes and initiatives. To meet these opportunities and challenges, PII is looking for a candidate who is strong in actuarial modeling to fill a Director, Actuary position.

Your Role:

The Director, Actuary position is responsible for taking lead or support roles in various LDTI/IFRS 17 implementation related projects around the globe, with a specific focus on Prophet modeling. This may include Prophet modeling conversion of liability cash flow in local operations, Prophet modeling for LDTI and IFRS 17, and several other LDTI/IFRS 17 implementation workstreams for example methodology impact analysis, opening balance sheet and product financial impact analyses. This position is highly visible and strategic and plays a key role in PII Actuarial by partnering with the local operations, various enterprise and domestic counterparties. This position will report to the team lead of Global Initiatives unit.

In this dynamic position you will:

  • Lead Prophet model development, validation and documentation of liability cash flow generation for IFRS17, USGAAP LDTI and other frameworks for various PII jurisdictions such as Kenya, Ghana, Malaysia, Brazil, Mexico, India, Indonesia etc.
  • Lead Prophet model development for common LDTI and IFRS 17 modules to meet corporate requirements and local needs.
  • Lead the actuarial efforts to support the overall goal of implementing a modernized and repeatable reporting process for the LDTI and IFRS 17 accounting framework in local operations.
  • Design and build out an end-to-end LDTI / IFRS 17 reporting process where the actuarial and financial reporting workflows are re-engineered to fit the future reporting and system needs. Working closely with other functional teams, in particular ESS and local operations, to ensure a repeatable, scalable, and efficient reporting infrastructure for meet the future business needs under the new regulations.
  • Lead or support the Prophet projects as needed in related to LDTI/IFRS 17 implementation for various PII jurisdictions
  • Lead or support international operations on prototype analyses of new frameworks such as LDTI/IFRS 17 methodology testing, balance sheet and income statement impact analysis, product and profitability analysis
  • Act as the subject matter experts within PII for emerging new regulation regimes such as LDTI, IFRS 17, IAIS ICS, PBR, etc
Position is open to all Prudential locations/remote.

Your Expertise

What we are looking for in your background:

  • A minimum of 5 years of actuarial modeling experience in valuation and projection in an open coding system
  • Broad experience in Prophet is highly preferred; Advanced Prophet modeling experience e.g. Nested Stochastic, ALS, Extended Formula, is highly desired but not required
  • Strong financial modeling knowledge and experience
  • Strong quantitative and analytics skills, including the ability to understand concepts and assess situations in a timely manner
  • Knowledge of economic and risk-based solvency regimes (e.g. Solvency II and IAIS ICS) and the latest developments in accounting principles e.g. IFRS 17 and US GAAP targeted improvement is a distinct advantage
  • Dedication to completing work thoroughly and on time under time pressure
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Broad understanding and relevant experience with Life and/or Annuity products
  • Experience and knowledge of major global insurance markets in Asia and Latin America is a plus
  • Strong project management and execution skills
  • FSA with 5 years of actuarial experience is required, CFA a plus
  • International experience is a plus
  • Minimal travel may be required

Job ID: Prudential-INT000J5

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