Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • London


Functional Area:

VA - Validus

Estimated Travel Percentage (%): No Travel

Relocation Provided: Yes

Talbot Underwriting Services Ltd (TS1)

Job Title

Strategic Analyst


Underwriting Analytics Division, Pricing & Strategic Analysis Team

Responsible to

Strategic Analysis Manager

Direct Reports


Purpose of Role

To assist the Pricing team achieve its goals in the following areas:

- Supporting the Underwriting Department in developing more profitable books of business
- Developing the Syndicate Business Forecast (SBF) and Solvency Capital Requirement (SCR)
- Assist in providing pricing support to the U/W teams during key renewal periods


Strategic Analysis

- Support Class Underwriters and Heads of Division to develop more profitable books by:
- Performing analyses to optimise portfolios of insurance risks
- Assess proposed business strategies using scenario testing and other analytical techniques
- Identify and monitor key metrics to assess the success of the U/W team in meeting their identified strategic goals
- Assist in the development of the SBF and SCR
- Perform analyses that support the selection of parameters for the Capital Model
- Communicate and document work as appropriate


- During key renewal periods, to lead and assist in providing individual risk pricing to the U/W team 
- Ad hoc support of other members of the Pricing Team
- This work may include:
- Core pricing work such as Individual Account Pricing and Model Development
- Assistance with Management Information and Reporting
- Support for modernization initiatives
- Assistance with presentations, memos, and documentation
- Support for team meetings and meetings with Management
- Keep abreast of modern analytical techniques
- Identify ways to use them in the business
- Coordinate with the TALISMAN and INDEX teams as required
- Liaise with other analytical teams at Talbot and in the wider Group

Person Specification


No prior work experience is required, but it is requested. Candidates experienced in data manipulation and reporting or insurance information are encouraged to apply.

Experience in the following area would be beneficial as well:

- Strong skills in using spreadsheets and databases
- Knowledge of programming
- Familiarity with Information Technology tools
- High level of numeracy


- University degree
- Preferably in a technical field (i.e., Science, Mathematics, Engineering)
- Minimum 2:1

Desired Skills

- Eagerness to learn new skills
- Comfortable with numbers
- Good communication skills (oral and written)
- Desire to distil and present information in a manner that will benefit readers
- Attention to detail
- Strong organisational skills

Talbot Competencies

- Strategic Perspective
- Commercial Acumen
- Analytical Skills and Judgement
- Innovation and Change Mindset
- Client Focus
- Communication and Influence
- Building High Performing Teams
- Execution and Achievement Orientation
- Talent Development

Please not that if you are an AIG applicant and your application is successful you will transfer to an AIG Talbot contract but your continuous service will remain.

It has been and will continue to be the policy of American International Group, Inc., its subsidiaries and affiliates to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We provide equal opportunity to all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, religion, age, gender, gender expression, national origin, veteran status, disability or any other legally protected categories.

At AIG, we believe that diversity and inclusion are critical to our future and our mission – creating a foundation for a creative workplace that leads to innovation, growth, and profitability. Through a wide variety of programs and initiatives, we invest in each employee, seeking to ensure that our people are not only respected as individuals, but also truly valued for their unique perspectives.

About the company

American multinational insurance corporation with more than 88 million customers in 130 countries. AIG companies employ over 64,000 people in 90 countries. The company operates through three businesses: AIG Property Casualty, AIG Life and Retirement and United Guaranty Corporation (UGC). AIG Property Casualty provides insurance products for commercial, institutional and individual customers.

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