Guggenheim Life and Annuity is seeking a Modeling Analyst to join the Actuarial modeling unit. The analyst will join a highly collaborative team supporting a variety of actuarial functions, including valuation, risk management, product management, corporate planning, transaction pricing and financial reporting. In addition to exposure to actuarial modeling software, the ideal candidate will demonstrate an ability to analyze data input/output, work with large sets of data, anticipate questions and identify solutions to data anomalies, and work independently as well as in a team environment. Requirements include BS degree in Actuarial Sciences, Mathematics, Statistics or related discipline, 3 years' experience in a professional Actuarial function plus demonstrated work toward achieving ASA/FSA designations.
This role presents opportunities to apply your Actuarial education and further develop your skills and career goals toward achieving FSA status. The position is located in Indianapolis, Indiana (relocation assistance not available).
Specific responsibilities include:
Build, maintain and validate financial models for reinsurance pricing, in-force and new business rate setting, cash flow testing, DAC, reserve valuation, and corporate planning.
Produce and summarize projections to support management and regulatory needs.
Streamline and automate the input data used in projections and valuation as well as financial reporting processes. Work to streamline and automate the data output into efficient reporting tools.
Maintain well-controlled MG-ALFA or ArcVal models and updates all assumptions following the assumption governance process.
Collaborate with individuals throughout the organization to optimize financial results, with a particular emphasis on model efficiency and effectiveness along with data integrity in all reports.
Continued work toward achieving FSA designation through company supported Actuarial Student program.
Skills & experience required:
Bachelor's degree or higher in Actuarial Science, Mathematics, Statistics, or related field
3 years' professional Actuarial experience preferred, including data analysis or modeling background
ASA designation preferred, or demonstrated path toward earning ASA/FSA designations
Advanced Microsoft Excel skills necessary, as well as competency with other MS Office applications; knowledge of Power BI and Power Pivot (within Excel) a plus
Knowledge of actuarial financial projection software, including MG ALFA or ArcVal desirable
Able to manage and analyze large data sets using tools such as MS Access, SQL Server or SAS preferred
In addition, the ideal candidate must demonstrate the following skills and attributes:
Driven and self-motivated
Able to communicate results effectively
Inquisitive and innovative
Forward-looking, including the ability to anticipate questions and develop responses in advance
About Guggenheim Life and Annuity Company
Guggenheim Life and Annuity Company, a subsidiary of Guggenheim Partners, provides financial services to institutional and retail customers through fixed annuity products distributed through networks of independent marketing organizations and agents nationwide.
To succeed in the Guggenheim culture, candidates must be self-starters and strive for results. We are looking for people, who operate as business owners, adhere to the highest standards and think creatively to realize opportunities, wherever they may be.
Guggenheim Partners is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diversified and inclusive workforce.