April 06, 2023

Actuarial Associate

Location: Rosemont/Chicago, IL

Kuvare is a growth-oriented insurance platform that delivers diversified annuities, life insurance, and supplemental products to the middle-income and mass-affluent consumer segments through its acquisition-led growth strategy. Kuvare provides proven capabilities, strategic support, substantial resources, and patient capital to help insurance companies pursue and achieve sustainable growth opportunities. With its patient capital, Kuvare targets differentiated annuity and life insurance companies to bring into its family of brands.

This position is part of the Actuarial Development Program for Kuvare Corporate Management (KCM). The Program offers students an array of experiences including Life and Annuity Valuation, Modeling and Forecasting, Product Management, Asset Liability Management, and Enterprise Risk Management. The Program is designed with the objective to develop Fellows in the Society of Actuaries.

We have several open positions in the following departments:


-Asset Modeling

As an employee in the Actuarial Development Program, your day-to-day activities will be dependent on the function you are supporting and are expected to change throughout your employment.
Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to

Valuation tasks

  • Prepare and help monitor reserve trends monthly on GAAP, statutory, and tax accounting bases
  • Develop management reporting for existing business
  • Assist in preparation of Statutory Annual and Quarterly Statements
  • Update Valuation models and organize results for management.
  • Assist in gathering information and analysis for external auditor inspections

Pricing & Product Development

  • Support rate setting and other non-guaranteed elements (NGE) process; perform analysis to support business decisions, coordinate signoff, and monitor implementation.
  • Monitor emerging product experience, manage actuarial assumptions and identifying any new risks
  • Coordinate and assist with cross-functional initiatives related to product development and reporting
  • Oversee Life and/or Annuity product illustrations; provide support to Customer Service on exemptions and escalated requests
  • Develop relationships with internal and external distribution (sales) stakeholders
  • Manage projects and stakeholders to promote timely and effective progress on key initiatives
  • Assist Pricing Actuaries in designing new products
  • Leading cross-functional teams in education, objectives, and project decisions relevant to the product
  • Managing and communicating pricing risks, profitability, scenario analysis
  • Key contributor in implementation of product across downstream teams
  • Reinsurance: developing RFP for risk sharing, analysis of existing and potential treaties, developing relationships with counterparts at reinsurers
  • Responsible for certifications within Actuarial Memoranda submitted to state regulatory bodies for product filings
  • Support development and review of contract language and other filing requirements
  • Ensure products are built appropriately in administration system and validating test cases

Product Management tasks

  • Produce, present, and improve monthly business monitoring reporting
  • Provide insight and analysis to inforce experience trends
  • Produce monthly crediting rate package and process
  • Coordinate with ALM and System on data and result analysis
  • Assist in the development and analyze annual Illustration Actuary testing models
  • Assist on special policy illustration requests
  • Assist on Product related projects and requests

Modeling and Forecasting tasks

  • Build and review model inputs to support financial projection capability
  • Execute and monitor model projections including troubleshooting model calculations
  • Analyze model output ensuring accuracy with intended model purpose

Risk and Investments tasks

  • Update quarterly stress testing results and compare versus risk appetite and limit
  • Monitoring investment portfolio to ensure compliance with guidelines and limits
  • Monitor asset and liability duration, report mismatches outside of tolerance
  • Prepare weekly hedging file, monitor hedge position and results
  • Assist with competitive analysis and manager performance benchmarking

Ancillary Responsibilities:

  • Assess reasonableness of reserves as new blocks of business are acquired
  • Assess product features and determine product management strategies as new blocks of business are acquired
  • Build efficiencies through programming solutions in all aspects of model input and output data manipulation
  • Assist in the development and production of the Own Risk and Solvency Assessment
  • Assess the impacts of an alternate investment or reinvestment strategy
  • Serve as SME to actuarial data warehouse development, operations, IT, customer support and other functions
  • Assist in the development of optimization macros to improve hedging and ALM efficiency

Upon request, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Kuvare company is an equal opportunity employer that makes hiring decisions based on merit, qualifications, and the business need. We are dedicated to a policy of nondiscrimination in employment on any basis including age, sex, color, race, creed, national origin, religious persuasion, marital status, political belief, or disability that does not prohibit performance of essential job functions. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply.

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