Star Actuarial Futures

Star Actuarial Futures

December 02, 2011 04:00 ET

Actuarial Skills in Demand Across Wider Fields

Whilst Solvency II Continues to Create Demand in Traditional Roles, Actuarial Skills Are Increasingly Applicable to Wider Fields

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Dec. 2, 2011) - Qualifying as an actuary and achieving FIFA (Fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries) status opens many doors, as the hard work and skills involved in reaching this stage make you an attractive prospect to hiring companies. Recruitment consultancies such as Star Actuarial Futures (http://www.staractuarial.com/) that specialise in actuarial jobs report excellent career opportunities throughout the sector.

Qualified actuaries possess excellent analytical and mathematical skills, and also bring a high level of economic awareness and practical thinking to roles - an appealing combination to companies looking to tackle problems and risk. The changes and difficulties within the financial market over the past decade have created previously unheard of opportunities for the application of actuarial techniques.

Prospects for candidates seeking actuarial vacancies in wider fields are stronger than ever, for example within banking, enterprise risk management and catastrophe modeling. Environment and green energy have all also created interesting new opportunities.

In addition to the growing demand for wider fields' actuaries, the impending introduction of Solvency II legislation continues to create demand for talent in more traditional capacities, with certain actuarial positions being included on the Government's skills shortage list.

Antony Buxton, Managing Director at Star Actuarial Futures, says "Solvency II has created unprecedented demand for actuarial talent across the insurance industry. Meanwhile, actuaries are also applying their modeling skills with rigour and creativity to solve non-insurance related problems for a diverse range of clients such as banks, oil companies and hospitals. There has never been a more exciting time to be an actuary."

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Star Actuarial are specialist recruiters working solely within the actuarial market. This focus and expertise has enabled them to build up a strong network, and gives them in-depth industry knowledge which ensures they can guide both clients and candidates to the best outcomes, with integrity, energy and long term perspective.

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