Aegon Asset Management Manager, Variable Annuity Modeling in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Job FamilyTreasury, Capital Management and Asset Liability Management
Job Description SummaryTransamerica has been helping people feel better about the future for more than 100 years, and we’re proud of the trust we’ve earned. But we believe our responsibility goes beyond insurance, investments, and retirement accounts. We’re also in the business of helping people improve their financial and personal well-being, so they can add more years to their lives, and more life to their years. Are you interested in modeling activities for Variable Annuities? Do you have experience coding in Python? Do you want to defend modeling choices and communicate these choices? If you answered yes, Transamerica has a position for you!Job Description
Build and analyze sophisticated models for insurance products, investments and/or portfolios to increase company risk adjusted returns. Leverage advanced knowledge of actuarial, financial, statistical, data science and/or balance sheet modeling analytics to develop, test and validate models for various functions within the company.
Lead modeling activities on various insurance liabilities within in-house build cutting-edge GPU platform with frequent interaction with commercial systems like MG-ALFA and Axis;
Model and quantify risks including equity and interest rate sensitivities, cash flow variability, credit, alternative investment, or liquidity risks.
Gather and analyze market data, calculate hedge program or portfolio statistics and develop/use models to simulate financial reporting processes.
Collaborate with key stakeholders from business line Valuation, Pricing, ALM, and financial/risk reporting etc.
Build efficient models and processes.
Build external or embedded controls to mitigate operating risks in workflows
Serve as a company-wide expert in multiple specialties.
Act as subject matter resource for colleagues with less experience.
Lead multiple projects, with accountability for ongoing activities and objectives.
Review the work of others, providing direction and insight on research solutions to problems presented.
Interpret internal or external issues and recommend solutions/best practices.
Solve complex problems; take a broad perspective to identify solutions.
Apply judgment to modeling choices in a defensible manner.
Assess the materiality of various modeling and data choices.
Bachelor’s degree in a technical/quantitative discipline such as statistics, math, actuarial science, computer science, economics, engineering, or a related business field such as finance.
Eight years of experience (or six with Master's degree) with expert knowledge in insurance valuation, reporting and modeling.
ASA required, FSA preferred.
Five years of experience in advanced programming or actuarial systems customization
Familiarity with asset liability management practices
Good understanding of investment and finance concepts to creatively solve analytical problems
Leadership skills to manage teams and projects
Preferred: Insurance or asset/derivatives modeling experience
Preferred: FSA preferred
Preferred: Programing skills including database knowledge
*Please note that the compensation information that follows is a good faith estimate for this position only and is provided pursuant to the Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act and Equal Pay Transparency Rules. It is estimated based on what a successful Colorado applicant might be paid. It assumes that the successful candidate will be in Colorado or perform the position from Colorado. Similar positions located outside of Colorado will not necessarily receive the same compensation. *
The salary for this position generally ranges between$125,000-$150,000. This range is an estimate, based on potential employee qualifications, operational needs and other considerations permitted by law. The range may vary above and below the stated amounts, as permitted by Colorado Equal Pay Transparency Rule 4.1.2.
This position is also typically eligible for an Annual Bonus based on the Company Bonus Plan/Individual Performance and is at Company Discretion at a rate of 20%
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What You Receive:
A Comprehensive Wealth + Health package. It’s our passion to empower people, and especially our employees, to add years to their lives and more life to their years. That means a healthy account balance and a healthy body to match. As you’ll come to discover, Wealth + Health is a central part of everything we do!
Wealth Benefits; Competitive Pay, Bonus, and Benefits Package; Pension Plan, 401k Match, Employee Stock Purchase Plan, Tuition Reimbursement, Disability Insurance, Stock Purchase Plan, Employee Discounts, Career Training & Development Opportunities, Certification Sponsorship
Health and Work/Life Balance Benefits; Be Well Company sponsored holistic wellness program which includes Wellness Coaching and reward dollars, Parental Leave, Adoption Assistance, Employee Assistance Program, College Coach Program, Back-up Care Program, Paid Time Off to Volunteer, Employee Matching Gifts Program, Employee Resource Groups, Inclusion and Diversity Programs, Employee Recognition Program
Our commitment to inclusion & diversity means that we value differences. We encourage the unique perspectives of individuals and are dedicated to creating a respectful and inclusive work environment.
Why Work for Us
Total Rewards at Transamerica: It’s more than a paycheck.
Our comprehensive Total Rewards package is designed to help support you in many ways — throughout all stages of your life and career. We provide a competitive, market-driven program that encompasses base compensation, bonus potential, retirement, health and wellness benefits, learning and development opportunities, plus great employee perks. All designed with you in mind… to help you live your best life, grow personally and professionally - and feel valued for the work you do.
Learn more about our Total Rewards Package (https://www.transamerica.com/individual/about-us/careers/benefits/) .
Equal Opportunity Employer:
Transamerica Life Insurance Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any applicant or employee because of age, religion, sex, gender identity, genetic information, race, color, national origin, pregnancy, sexual orientation, marital status, participation in the uniformed services (e.g. U.S. Armed Forces, National Guard), physical or mental disability, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local equal employment opportunities laws.
Applicants with physical or mental disabilities may be entitled to a form of reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act and certain state and local laws. A reasonable accommodation is a change in the way things are normally done which will insure equal employment opportunity without imposing undue hardship on the Transamerica Companies. Please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org if you are a job seeker with a disability, or are assisting someone with a disability, and require assistance to apply for one of our jobs.
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At Transamerica, hard work, innovative thinking and personal accountability are qualities that we honor and reward. We understand the potential that is unleashed by leveraging the talents of a diverse workforce. We embrace an environment where employees enjoy a balance between their careers, families, communities and personal interests. Ultimately, we appreciate the uniqueness of a company where talented professionals work collaboratively in a positive environment focused on helping customers secure their long-term financial futures.
Transamerica is a part of AEGON, an international life insurance, pension, and asset management company. The AEGON companies employ approximately 28,000 people and have a strong presence in more than 20 countries across the globe. For more information, visit www.transamerica.com.