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Job Description:
Catastrophe Risk Analyst

Experience level: Graduate to 2 years Cat or Actuarial exp.

York based with home working

Do you love Analytics? This is a great opportunity to start or develop an analytical career within a world class Cat Modelling function at Hiscox. Why are we hiring? Well, we are expanding the Group team to provide more bandwidth for analytics and ensure smooth delivery against regulatory requirements.

If you have a love of analytics, combined with a top-notch technical aptitude but also with the energy and personality to use these skills to influence others then this role could be for you!

About the Team

The team consists of a Head of Catastrophe Exposure Management, a Risk Manager, two Senior Analysts, two Risk Analysts, a Lead Researcher and Research Analyst. It is part of a wider Underwriting Risk and Reinsurance function led by the Director of Underwriting Risk & Reinsurance, reporting to the Group CUO.

The teams goals are:
  • Define the risk appetite framework for cat perils
  • Monitor against internal and external limits
  • Provide cat bet analytics (bang for buck)
  • Meet regulatory and rating agency reporting requirements
  • Set and oversee exposure management standards for the group
  • Support capital modelling and RI analytics

What you'll be doing in the role
  • Supporting the group rollup process and associated reporting requirements.
  • Working on development projects to improve systems and processes.
  • Working with the Head of Catastrophe Research to research and validate the catastrophe models.
  • Be involved in analytical projects that drive the decisions on the cat bet.

Person Specification:
  • Graduate with 2.1 or above, or up to 2 year's experience within the Cat Risk or Actuarial field.
  • Academically excellent - Maths or Science degree from a leading University
  • IT literacy - some coding experience (SQL / R / Python / VBA) or similar e.g. model building and an appreciation of how technology is changing.
  • Creative self-starter - you'll have the ability and energy to learn under multiple learning styles then take that knowledge and creatively apply it to solve issues.
  • Attention to detail - tenacity to focus on the detail when it's required.
  • Inquisitive, analytical mind-set - a passion for pulling things apart and understanding both how they work and how they get used.

Diversity and flexible working at Hiscox

At Hiscox we care about our people. We hire the best people for the job and we're committed to diversity and creating a truly inclusive culture, which we believe drives success. We also understand that working life doesn't always have to be 'nine to five' and we support flexible working wherever we can. No promises, but please chat to our resourcing team about the flexibility we could offer for this role

If you would like to know more about the role, or you are having any difficulties with the application process please send your CV and the four-digit job ref number to
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