Actuary- Financial Risk Management


Date: Nov 22, 2018

Location: New York, NY, US

Company: New York Life Insurance Co


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Financial Risk Management (FRM), within the Office of Risk Management & Chief Actuary (ORMCA) is responsible for management, monitoring, reporting and oversight of financial risk at NYL on an enterprise level.


The Financial Risk Management Solutions (FRMS) team within FRM performs extensive enterprise level financial risk modeling, analyses and reporting.  In addition to performing strategic risk assessments and analysis for senior management to aid in decision support, the team engages heavily in R&D to ensure the implementation of industry leading financial risk management practices at NYL.


This role offers the opportunity to learn both traditional and innovative enterprise risk management methods. If you want to work on challenges and solutions that dominate leading-edge enterprise risk management discussion today, and develop skills that will be invaluable tomorrow, this may be the role for you.



Responsibilities for this position include coverage of assets and liabilities.  A sample of the projects the role encompasses, but is not limited to, is as follows:

  • Stochastic Required Capital - Company Level, Pension Plan and Line of Business
  • Stochastic  @ Risk measures related to Surplus, Embedded Value, and Dividend Availability
  • Proxy modeling, Least Square Monte Carlo, Clustering and other efficiency optimization techniques
  • Stochastic mortality using leading-edge third party risk modeling platforms

    The FRMS team also maintains and continuously improves financial risk measurement, assessment and management capabilities by:

  • Monitoring risk mitigation and hedging programs for financial risks such as interest rate, equity market, credit, capital and mortality / longevity
  • Determining and monitoring key risk metrics, indicators and trends
  • Development and implementation of new financial risk measures
  • Working collaboratively with Business Unit Financial Planning & Analysis, Product Development and Pricing Teams is support of enterprise level risk measures



  • MS or undergraduate degree in a quantitative discipline, such as, math, economics, statistics etc. 
  • FSA, MAAA with knowledge of actuarial modeling techniques and insurance products
  • Experience working in risk areas, such as, risk, finance and/or regulation
  • Team-oriented with a strong sense of ownership and accountability
  • Strong leadership, interpersonal and relationship management skills
  • Ability to organize complex processes, handle multiple tasks, and deal with shifting priorities, all within demanding time schedules.
  • Ability to “think outside of the box”
  • An energetic team player









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