Risk Manager - Reserve & Capital

Risk Manager - Reserve & Capital
NJ, Jersey City
Job ID : 44526
Job ID : 44526

Company Description

AXA is a leading financial protection company, committed to fostering and maintaining a diverse, multicultural and inclusive environment, and one of the nation’s premier providers of life insurance and annuity products. The organization was established in 1859 and we are committed now more than ever to helping clients meet financial goals in all stages of their lives. One of the hallmarks of our proud heritage is providing world-class customer service.

We're always looking for smart and talented people to help us develop new and innovative ways to expand our product portfolio, reach new customers and serve well the clients already a part of the AXA family.

Job Purpose

This exciting role is newly created to build reserve and capital expertise in the Risk Management department.  Besides reviewing assumption, reserve and capital within the company, the individual will lead the insurance risk part of the Economic Capital framework and participate in industry-leading (Big Data) projects such as: GLM mortality modeling, Policyholder behavior modeling, Agent behavior modeling, Accelerated Underwriting.

The individual will need strong technical skills and work closely with Finance, BU, IT and Service Centers. The position is highly visible and has access to C-level executives.  It is part of a small and dynamic RM team overseeing strategy, distribution, product development, inforce initiative, assumptions, reserve, capital, underwriting, and reinsurance. There are weekly and monthly meetings designed to foster cross-learning and collaboration.

 The main responsibilities of the role include but are not limited to:

  1. Provide insightful review on assumption, reserve and capital changes. Formalize the RM 2nd opinion prior to the committee meeting and communicate to key stakeholders (CRO, Chief Actuary etc.) to effectively influence the final decision
  2. Develop and support the life economic capital framework, including the creation of local calibrations, maintenance & enhancement of technical documentation, completion of back-testing & sensitivity-testing,
  3. Conduct review on the projected reserve & capital in the annual planning and highlight any issues to senior mgmt.
  4. Support audits & reviews by the parent company AXA Group, PWC, Internal Audit, etc. and remediate issues & action plan
  5. Lead/support transversal & strategic projects as needed (i.e. Overall Company Risk Dashboard)


  • Undergraduate degree and FSA (or equivalent) required
  • 4 – 7 years of relevant Actuarial and/or Risk Management experience, hedging or assumption setting experience plus
  • Solid understanding of statutory reserve and capital, GAAP/IFRS experience plus
  • Strong analytical and communication skills: think creatively, express thoughts clearly, work effectively
  • Strong technical skills in Excel, VBA, R and Java
  • Flexibility to adapt to dynamic projects; must be a self-starter with exemplary work ethic and strong accountability
Other information

NOTE: AXA participates in the E-Verify program.

In addition to competitive compensation and an outstanding benefits package including 401 (k) and medical programs, we offer the opportunity for continued professional development in a congenial corporate environment.

AXA is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to our employees, applicants and candidates based on individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity and expression, age, national origin, mental or physical disabilities, sexual orientation, veteran status, genetic information or any other class protected by federal, state and local laws.


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