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Title:  Pricing Actuary - Longevity


Dublin, IE

Company:  Canada Life Group Services

Canada Life Reinsurance (CL Re) is a leading provider of client focused reinsurance solutions in Europe and the United States. CL Re offer a range of innovative risk and capital management solutions covering mortality, longevity, health and lapse risk for insurers, reinsurers and pension funds. CL Re are continuing to expand the reinsurance solutions they offer to new and existing clients in many European markets including the UK, the Netherlands, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal and Ireland.

Canada Life Reinsurance (CL Re) is a division of Great-West Lifeco (GWL), a global financial services holding company with approximately C$1.2 trillion in assets under administration and over 23,000 employees.  CL Re has offices in Dublin, Philadelphia, Barbados, Regina and Toronto. The Dublin office is our European headquarters and has grown very significantly in the last few years.  It is a dynamic, proactive and exciting place to work where talent and hard work are recognised and rewarded.


As an employee, you will be able to avail of the following: (please note however that at this time during Covid 19, the successful candidate will be set up to work remotely from home) 

•    Work Place Convenience – excellent city centre location with all public transport within easy walking distance, subsidised restaurant, free tea, coffee onsite 
•    Personal Protection - Company Pension, Death in Service Benefit, Staff Serious Illness Scheme, medical aid, Health Insurance, and income protection scheme
•    Recreation – Onsite swimming pool, squash courts, and gym. Regular social and sporting events and a very active staff charity.
•    Health & Wellness – Company wide and local team events, CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) program, Bike to Work Scheme, an employee assistance programme, eye testing and annual flu vaccine to name but a few.

The role

Canada Life International Reinsurance is seeking to recruit an ambitious and talented candidate to the role of Pricing Actuary. The successful candidate will play a key role in supporting development, oversight and management of our new European reinsurance transactions, with a particular focus on longevity reinsurance.


The role is a key part of the business development team with responsibility for structuring, pricing, underwriting and delivering new business transactions. It is an exciting role in a growing team with exposure to both traditional reinsurance and innovative structured reinsurance solutions. 
Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for this role. 

Key Accountabilities


-    Data analysis and underwriting of new business transactions to ensure all risks are adequately understood 
-    Pricing new transactions in line with underwriting guidelines and Canadian and Solvency II reserving and capital requirement 
-    Developing existing cashflow projection models and new models for longevity reinsurance transactions
-    Communicating proposals and results to senior management.
-    Managing transaction approvals and preparation of presentations for senior executives  
-    Implementation of new reinsurance transactions, including operational support.

The Person

The successful candidate ideally should have:


  • Fellow of an internationally recognised actuarial body – applications from nearly qualified actuaries will be considered depending on their relevant work experience.
  • More than three years’ experience in a life insurance or life reinsurance environment
  • Actuarial modelling skills including Prophet, SQL, R, VBA experience considered an advantage.
  • Strong analytical skills and problem-solving ability.
  • Excellent communication and inter-personal skills. An ability to effectively communicate complex concepts.
  • An ability to plan work and manage time effectively
  • Assertive, self-motivated with the ability to work autonomously where needed
Behavioural Competencies
Communication and Influencing
Problem Solving and Decision Making
Team Working and Cross Functional Collaboration
Drive for Results
Functional and Technical


The company reserves the right to draw up a shortlist as part of the selection process.

CLGS supports Equal Opportunity and is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland