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Risk Modelling Actuary (Secondment / Fixed-Term Contract - 6 months)

M&G plc.
Stirling, United Kingdom
Closing date
Apr 1, 2024

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
At M&G our purpose is to help people manage and grow their savings and investments, responsibly. As a business, we are continuing to take steps towards a sustainable future, delivering better long-term solutions for our customers and clients and identifying new opportunities to make a positive impact for our environment and communities . To help us achieve our vision we're looking for exceptional people who live our values of care and integrity and who can inspire others; embrace change; deliver results and keep it simple.

We will consider flexible working arrangements for any of our roles and also offer work place accommodations to ensure you have what you need to effectively deliver in your role.


This role requires a part or fully qualified actuary, or someone with quantitative practical work experience at this level.

This is a temporary position, reporting to a Risk Modelling Manager, which has a blended approach between working from home and our Scotland, London or Mumbai offices.

The wider Risk Modelling team is responsible for economic and market-related methods and assumptions used to place a value on benefits that M&G provides to customers and the assets used to back these liabilities, both on a best estimate basis and for the additional capital held to protect solvency under adverse events. In particular:
  • The annual calibration of market and credit risks, as well as the dependency structure between risks, which includes collecting data, refreshing analyses, understanding changes, rationalising judgements and presenting conclusions and proposals to senior stakeholders.
  • The refresh of team-owned Solvency II Matching Adjustment policies and the performance of compliance and monitoring exercises required by these policies.
  • Maintaining the methodology for valuing M&G's lifetime mortgage business in base and stressed conditions.
  • Undertaking ongoing development to the methodology and tools which underpin the calibrations. This involves research and implementation of enhancements, with associated testing and communication. The implementation of new risk models requires interaction with Finance colleagues and the IT developers who own the underlying engine, as well as the users who run the tools.
  • The production of regular market data packs, with responsibility for delivering accurate and timely reports to end users across M&G.
  • The refresh of Solvency II Pillar 1 Group-wide Operating Standards for the production of Solvency II Own Funds and regulatory capital, including ensuring these keep up to date with change in the regulatory environment.
  • The supporting of other asset-related reviews and projects.

Key Work Level Accountabilities:

Experienced Colleague
  • Accountable for providing a quality service or product to customers and stakeholders, using skills/experience built through significant practical experience or training.
  • For team leaders, accountable for ensuring the team the role supports is delivering a quality service or product.
  • Works within established frameworks and procedures, with the freedom to interpret them to solve a range of problems.
  • Delivers outputs that are clearly defined, using discretion over how to achieve them.
  • Makes suggestions for improvements to the work of the team, based on previous experience and knowledge of similar situations.

Key responsibilities for this role
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues and take personal accountability to maintain and enhance controls you are responsible for to support improvement of the overall control environment, customer outcomes and a reduction in M&G's operational risk.
  • Continue the development and calibration of risk models and simulation engines within the Solvency II Internal Capital Model.

Knowledge, skills & experience

  • Part or fully qualified actuary, or quantitative specialist with similar work experience.
  • Strong actuarial knowledge with a focus on capital modelling.
  • A track record of successful delivery in pressured environments with the ability to cope with competing demands.
  • Experience of developing working relationships with key stakeholders.
  • Experience of presenting findings and results, and building an understanding of audience-specific communication requirements.

  • Understanding of financial markets and modelling methods applied to them.
  • Experience in risk model development and calibration
  • Strong understanding of statistics and statistical methods.
  • Knowledge of Monte Carlo capital modelling.
  • Experience of the practical implementation of the theoretical solutions, for example, in Excel/VBA, MATLAB, Python.

Work Level: Experienced Colleague
Close Date: Thurs 22nd Feb

We have a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture at M&G plc, underpinned by our policies and our employee-led networks who provide networking opportunities, advice and support for the diverse communities our colleagues represent. Regardless of gender, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, nationality or disability we are looking to attract, promote and retain exceptional people. We also welcome those who take part in military service and those returning from career breaks.

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