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Willis Towers Watson

WillsRe Catastrophe Risk Analyst - Tokyo

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 over 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

The Business
Our sophisticated approach to risk helps clients free up capital. We work in close concert with investors, reinsurers, and insurers to manage the equation between risk and return. Blending advanced analytics with deep institutional knowledge, we reveal new opportunities to maximize performance.

Willis Re is one of the world’s leading Reinsurance advisors. Over our 180-year history, we have developed a deep insight into all aspects of the global insurance industry. In particular, we understand how individual insurance companies develop and drive their own unique strategies to achieve their goals. We help ensure that our clients have the right protection in place so that when the unfortunate or unexpected hits, it’s not catastrophic for their business. We think of ourselves as selling resilience for a risky world.

We have a deep understanding of risk – and all the ways it affects capital and an organisation’s financial performance. Our core focus is to provide you with a superior understanding of the risks you face, and then advise you on the best ways to manage extreme outcomes.

The Role
1. Overall Job Description
Modelling natural catastrophe exposure is an exciting and continually expanding area of our business. We are looking for Catastrophe Risk Analyst to join our rapidly growing team helping our clients to understand and quantify catastrophe risk from natural and man-made perils such as typhoon, earthquake, flood and terrorism. Catastrophe analytics service offering include data management, catastrophe modelling, exposure management, accumulation control, financial modelling, and bespoke analytics. Role examples are:

  • Use of commercial and in-house catastrophe model software
  • Use of commercial and in-house geo-visualisation tools
  • Interpretation of model results
  • Preparation of catastrophe analytics report
  • Presentation & explanation of catastrophe model results
  • Analytical data auditing, cleaning and formatting for catastrophe modelling as well as exposure management
  • Delivery of real-time & post event analytics
  • Advocacy of catastrophe analytics service offering

2. Qualification
Day-to-day, you will be involved in processing and auditing client data, running client portfolios against state-of-the-art internal and external computer models and synthesising the results. You must be able to show that you take a methodical approach to problem-solving and are comfortable with numbers and IT. In addition, you should have the ability to effectively communicate technical detail internally and to external clients who do not necessarily have technical knowledge of the subject. We are looking for an ambitious, enthusiastic and self-motivated team player with the experience and qualifications described in the Requirement section below.

3. Assist in the production of new business opportunities with Catastrophe Analytics input

  • Assist with production of new business from new contacts outside of existing Willis Client base.
  • Assist with overall marketing and prospecting activities and targeting.

4. Assist in the Research and Development required to increase the value of Willis Re’s service offerings to our Japanese clients

5. Provide input on overall vision, strategy and investment requirements to grow Willis Re Japan’s position on defined clients

6. Liaise with all business unites across the globe within Willis Towers Watson’s organisations regarding defined clients

7. Ensure compliance in line with Willis Towers Watson’s guidelines

The Requirements
  • At least 5 years of experience in the (re)insurance industry
  • At least 5 years of experience in catastrophe modelling industry with use of commercial catastrophe risk modelling software (AIR Touchstone, CoreLogic RQE and RMS RiskLink)
  • Native Japanese language skills, as well as fluency in English
  • Commercial database management software (Microsoft Access and SQL Server)
  • Commercial geo-visualisation tools (ArcGIS and SpatialKey)
  • Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint and Word)
  • Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in one of the following subjects – actuarial science, economics, engineering, finance, geography, geophysics, hydrology, IT, mathematics, meteorology, physics, probability, seismology, statistics, and volcanology

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.

Unsolicited Contact: Any unsolicited resumes/candidate profiles submitted through our web site or to personal e-mail accounts of employees of Willis Towers Watson are considered property of Willis Towers Watson and are not subject to payment of agency fees. In order to be an authorized Recruitment Agency/Search Firm for Willis Towers Watson, any such agency must have an existing formal written agreement signed by an authorized Willis Towers Watson recruiter and an active working relationship with the organization. Resumes must be submitted according to our candidate submission process, which includes being actively engaged on the particular search. Likewise, for our authorized Recruitment Agencies/Search Firms, if the candidate submission process is not followed, no agency fees will be paid by Willis Towers Watson. Willis Towers Watson is an equal opportunity employer.

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