Job Description

Experience Level: Early Career

Categories:

  • Graduate & Interns

Location(s):

  • 7 Exchange Crescent, Conference Square, Edinburgh, EH3 8RD, GB

MA - ERS Insurance

Role Overview and Responsibilities:

We will be hiring several graduates into our Edinburgh-based Scenario Generation team in 2024. This large, highly-skilled and diverse team focuses on a variety of activities associated with the Moody’s Analytics Scenario Generator (SG), a market-leading stochastic modelling solution widely used in the life/general insurance, asset management and wealth/pensions industries. The software has a variety of applications, all of which involve the projection/forecasting of a wide-range of financial and economic variables (e.g. interest rates, inflation, exchange rates, equity indices, bond returns, property prices) in all of the world’s major economies using a combination of textbook and in-house designed stochastic models.

The roles would suit graduates with quantitative-based educational backgrounds in fields such as Actuarial Science, Mathematics, Statistics and Physics who would like to leverage and build upon their knowledge and skills to help solve complex real-world problems in the financial services sector. The roles will particularly appeal to those with a knowledge of stochastic modelling, Monte-Carlo simulation and financial-mathematics and/or those with higher-level quantitative degrees (e.g. MSc, PhD), but qualifications of this type and in these areas is not essential.

The role will involve a wide-variety of activities associated with supporting our SG-related products and services including:

  • The production of high-profile services used by a large proportion of our customers focusing on the calibration of stochastic models to current and historical market data.
  • The customisation of models, their calibration approaches and our software to help solve customer-specific problems.
  • Designing new models, model calibration techniques and other related research activities associated with our products and services.
  • Developing, modifying and implementing bespoke tools/solutions to help with the production of customer services.
  • Training customers on the technical aspects of our modelling and the use of our SG software.
  • Answering technical questions from customers to help them understand our models, their calibration and other questions related to our products and services.

Qualifications and Personal Characteristics:

  • Undergraduate degree in a highly quantitative subject (e.g. Financial-Mathematics, Actuarial Science, Mathematics, Statistics, Physics). MSc/PhD degrees in relevant fields are advantageous.
  • Understanding of financial mathematics (e.g. derivative pricing, interest-rate modelling, econometrics, stochastic processes, Monte-Carlo simulation).
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to communicate with individuals/teams with different backgrounds and at all levels.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills.
  • Can hit deadlines while maintaining high standards.
  • Dedicated to our customers.
  • Working toward or completed actuarial/CFA/FRM or related qualifications is advantageous.
  • Experience working within a financial institution (e.g. within an insurance company) is advantageous.

The Department / Team:

The Scenario Generation team is part of the ERS Insurance function within Moody’s Analytics and is based in Edinburgh. The team has around 70 employees with a broad range of academic and commercial experience.

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