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Willis Towers Watson

Catastrophe Risk Analyst - Willis Re LATAM - London or Ipswich

The RoleAs one of the world"EURTMs leading risk advisors, we help ensure our clients have the right protection in place to cope with the potentially huge financial impact caused by unexpected events. We think of ourselves as enabling resilience in an uncertain world. We look at the world of risk from different perspectives, working with our clients at each stage of the risk identification, risk mitigation and risk transfer process. We make sure they have the capacity to react to extreme events and respond in a prepared, disciplined and organized fashion.
Modelling natural catastrophe exposure is an exciting and expanding area of our business. We are looking for an analyst to become part of the core Latin America &Caribbean renewal modelling team. The role will also incorporate year round client engagement on topics such as model interpretation, portfolio management and non-modelled risk assessment.
Your Catastrophe analytics background would ideally be at an Underwriting Syndicate, Broking or Model Development Company and you will be able to demonstrate an in-depth understanding of catastrophe modelling and how this relates to business decisions. In addition, you should have sound presentation skills including the ability to effectively communicate technical detail to clients who do not necessarily have the same level of technical knowledge of the subject. You must also possess excellent teamwork skills and be able to co-ordinate projects.

The successful candidate will be a highly motivated individual, educated to a minimum of Bachelor"EURTMs degree level in a numerate or natural hazard related subject.

The successful candidate will also be expected to have some knowledge of:
Operation of catastrophe modelling software (RMS and AIR)
Oversight and knowledge of data auditing & cleaning
Report preparation and presentation
Understanding of financial modelling software
Interpretation of model outputs
Synthesis, presentation and explanation of catastrophe model results to clients
Developing innovative analytics solutions to quantify catastrophe risk and support business requirements.
The Requirements
  • Degree in numerate or hazard related subject, ideally Applied Maths, Statistics or Engineering, Computer Science or relevant scientific subject such as Physics, Seismology, Atmospheric Science, Geo-Sciences.
  • Track record in London/global insurance markets
  • Excellent working knowledge of at least one vendor model (i.e. RMS and AIR)
  • Strong Problem Solving skills and keen attention to detail
  • Excellent IT skills, ideally with computer programming skills (e.g. VBA, R, python)
  • Knowledgeable about reinsurance
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of SQL
  • Knowledge of probability theory advantageous
  • Comfortable dealing with brokers and underwriters
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and demonstrated ability to multi-task and prioritise project work
  • Ability to process and understand data quickly and creatively
  • Proven ability to integrate into a time critical business environment and meet challenging time lines
  • The ability to work in a team and autonomously and highly motivated to learn and grow within a global market leader.
This role can be based in either our London or Ipswich office. 
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 "EUR" the dynamic formula that drives business performance. Together, we unlock potential. Learn more at

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