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MERJE Markets: Catch up with Actuarial Adam

  • Publish Date: Posted 13 days ago
  • Author:by Adam Jones

​As we approach our Actuarial team’s two-year MERJE anniversary, we thought it perfect timing to catch up with Adam about what’s going on in his space.

What’s happening in the world of Actuarial recruitment right now?

It’s a critical time in the Actuarial space. IFRS 17 is on the cusp of going live. With the cost of living going through the roof, people are being much more cautious about all the insurance coverings. Clients are finding that pricing is more integral now than ever to remain competitive.

But the insurance market itself remains an essential part of the economy despite everything. Actuaries are still in strong demand, with companies willing to invest heavily in ensuring they have the strongest teams in play. Candidates can also benefit from wider exposure to disciplines such as ESG, Sustainability/Climate Risk and Data Science. 2023 is sure to be another busy year!

Any top tips or advice for hiring managers in the current landscape?

Continue to make a good impression during your process. Whilst salary and benefits packages are the tangible selling points, how you represent yourself and your company is a significant factor in candidates’ decision-making.

What are your ambitions for MERJE’s Actuarial offering?

Ultimately, the plans are to build on the solid foundations we’ve established over the past two years. We’ve supported many significantly important hires with major insurance clients who would highly recommend our approach. As we grow in the coming years, we want to stay true to our values of being a genuine and high-performing recruitment partner.

Highlights of your time with the business so far?

There are plenty of strong contenders for this one. Successfully establishing the Actuarial presence in MERJE has to be mentioned. However, we can’t forget the football heroics of winning the regional and national Business Fives charity competitions this year.

We have a few openings across the MERJE team, what would you say is the number one reason to join us?

Choosing just one is almost impossible – there are so many reasons why people should join MERJE. It’s an amazing collection of people, in a high-performing yet laid-back culture. If that’s not enough for you, we’ve got office dogs!

Find out more about working at MERJE and see our current vacancies here.

What are you currently…?

Watching: Gangs of London

Reading: High Performance: Lessons from the best on becoming your best.

Eating: Gousto! Really enjoying the variety and quality of my meals at the moment.

Looking forward to: Heading out to Qatar for England vs Wales.

Ready for your next Actuarial career step? Or hiring for your team? Get in touch with Adam to discuss how our expert recruitment solutions can help - 0161 883 2756 / ajones@merje.com