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Quantitative Analyst - Insurance Solutions

Employer
M&G plc.
Location
London, United Kingdom
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Aug 6, 2024

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Job Function
Accounting/Audit/Tax
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Bachelors
At M&G our purpose is to give everyone real confidence to put their money to work. As an international savings and investments business with roots stretching back more than 170 years, we offer a range of financial products and services through Asset Management, Life and Wealth. All three operating segments work together to deliver attractive financial outcomes for our clients, and superior shareholder returns.

Through our behaviours of telling it like it is, owning it now, and moving it forward together with care and integrity; we are creating an exceptional place to work for exceptional talent.

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.
The Role

The Insurance Solutions Team was formed in 2019 in order to maximise M&G's competitive advantage as both asset owner (Insurer) and asset manager.

The team has a broad remit to grow global insurance AUM through designing and delivering products / solutions for Insurers. Our Insurance Solutions team focusses on designing tailored, capital efficient investment strategies that meet the unique objectives and risk appetite of insurers.

Due to ongoing success and a strong opportunity set, the team is adding headcount in a number of areas. The role requires working closely with other members in the Insurance Solutions Team and will have a specific focus on increasing the team's quantitative analytic capabilities.

Key Responsibilities For This Role
  • Developing tools to extract valuable data and information from insurance and financial market databases via API access
  • Developing models to analyse strategic asset allocation for insurers in order to optimise their Return on Capital
  • Enhancing existing reporting capabilities to effectively communicate analysis and findings through a user-friendly interface and data visualization platform, such as Power BI, catering to both internal stakeholders and external clients.
  • Gradually becoming the team's expert user of the Ortec analytic solution software.
  • Working closely with insurance sales team to address client requests
  • Collaborating with the in-house Investment Analytics developer team to implement model prototypes into larger scale model development, if necessary.

Key Knowledge, Skills & Experience:
  • Analytical mindset and a desire to learn
  • Effective communication skills
  • Strong experience in Python is mandatory
  • Self-motivated and ability to work on own initiative/prioritise workload to strict deadlines
  • Quick learner and capable of working on a wide variety of projects
  • Familiarity with financial asset modelling is preferred but not essential
  • A keen interest in learning about Insurance investment
  • Great opportunity for someone interested in moving into the Asset Management industry

Candidates advancing to the later stages of the interview process should be prepared to complete a live Python coding exercise, either in person or through a shared-screen session.

Work Level: Experienced, 2-4 years of industry experience

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, disability or long term condition, 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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