• Competitive
  • New York, NY, USA
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Moody's
  • 2018-09-24

Associate Director - Advisory Services

Location: New York, NY, USA


The person in this role will be responsible for the delivery of consulting, implementation, model calibration and client facing projects within the Insurance Services team. This is through a combination of direct client work and through leading/supporting team members in projects to implement software and content solutions for actuarial pricing, capital, asset allocation and risk management applications. Responsibilities include:
  • Leading work on the training and support of our clients in relation to insurance focused stochastic modelling products, models and calibrations. This includes hosting and co-ordination of onsite training sessions and the delivery of training on these products and their underlying quantitative modelling techniques. In addition, the role holder will have responsibility for the development, maintenance and delivery of training and support to our clients
  • Working with the sales team to engage with prospects in meetings/workshops to justify the use of our products and content-services. Position requires travel within North America which is largely self-managed and planned in advance
  • Working with the sales team to define solutions and draft technical specifications for commercial agreements.
  • Maintain and develop client relationships and key stakeholder relationships across the insurance business. This includes building relationships at both a technical and business level. Working directly with clients to support the implementation, training, documentation and validation of our insurance focused stochastic modelling products and services. Projects are varied and can involve a combination of activities run from our Moody's Analytics offices and also onsite with clients
  • Produce analytical work for clients based on the application of financial modelling to life insurance, asset allocation and risk management problems. This will include use of the Moody's Analytics (B&H) ESG and wide stochastic modelling tool kit in the following areas:
    • Configuring solutions for clients and working with them to implement our solutions.
    • Working with our modeling operations team to configure bespoke content services
    • Development and advisory projects with regard to bespoke modelling and calibration services
    • Engaging with key stakeholders across our research and product development teams to represent our client 'voice' in the development of our software and content solutions with a focus on the North American Insurance market.


Enterprise Risk Solutions - Insurance

Qualifications / Experience:
  • Master's degree in quantitative subject (financial mathematics, mathematics, physics, etc.).
  • Significant progress towards achieving a professional qualification - Actuarial, CFA etc.
  • Insight and knowledge of the modelling used in the Life Insurance sector.
  • Experience in a financial institution (e.g. within an insurance company, consulting firm or financial software provider).
  • Understanding of financial mathematics e.g. derivative pricing, interest-rate modelling, econometrics, stochastic processes, Monte-Carlo simulation.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to communicate with teams from different backgrounds and at all levels.
  • Experience of coaching, project management or project lead roles
  • Experience of working with commercial teams to define technical specification for projects and services
  • Experience of using and calibrating Moody's ESG is advantageous.
  • Strong understanding of the usage and applicability of an ESG in the North American insurance market.
  • An in-depth knowledge of the regulatory and competitive landscape of Scenario Generation in Insurance.


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