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Willis Towers Watson

Senior Quantitative Analyst

Summary of Role
The successful candidate will work in a small team on projects developing Willis Towers Watson"EURTMs STAR RW product, a real world economic scenario generator (ESG). The role focuses on the maintenance and development of the core mathematical models underlying the ESG.
The successful candidate will be expected to provide guidance to more junior colleagues. You should be able to research and propose solutions to modelling issues, and liaise with other members of the team to prototype, implement, test and document the solution. You may also be required to participate in business-as-usual tasks including regular calibration of our models, preparing client deliverables and responding to client queries.
This is a varied role that requires strong technical skills as well as good communication and teamwork.
The Role
  • Act as expert on existing STAR RW models, demonstrating a detailed understanding of their strengths and limitations
  • Research and propose solutions to modelling issues; liaise with other team members to prototype, implement, test and document solutions
  • Provide guidance to more junior colleagues 
  • Explain models to non-technical stakeholders including clients 
  • Assist with responding to client queries on STAR RW, undertaking analysis if necessary 
  • Participate in other business-as-usual tasks including regular calibration of our models and preparing client deliverables

The Requirements
  • Knowledge of ESGs and asset modelling, preferably in the context of insurance company risk and capital management
  • Strong grasp of statistics, probability theory, time-series analysis and stochastic calculus
  • Familiarity with statistical computing packages (Matlab preferred) and programming languages (C# preferred). 
  • Team player comfortable in a professional services environment with the ability to effectively debate and subsequently influence internally & externally at all levels
  • Enquiring and analytically minded with a logical and thorough work ethic
  • Ability to work on small/medium projects with minimal supervision and guide others to achieve results
  • Knowledge of WTW"EURTMs Igloo platform would be an advantage

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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