Former Senior Actuarial Analyst at Willis Towers Watson
over 1 year ago
As an actuarial analyst, I spent 20% of my time attending training sessions and learning from senior people. I worked closely with senior actuarial analysts and consultants to complete some recurring and ad hoc projects. As a senior actuarial analyst, I had more control over projects and got some chances to talk to clients. I'm now a portfolio management analyst at Willis Towers Watson. Most projects are not repetitive and require a lot of creative thinking.
Nearly full ownership; everything is project based so with client deliverables us as analysts have ownership of the work. One example is performance reporting where it is our job to analyze and review the data that the performance analyst did and then have other analysts review the work we have done such as customized client exhibits. Lastly, consultants perform a final check of our work before it is ready to be sent to clients. When deliverables are presented, the letter page includes the names and signatures of both the consultants and client analyst so the clients do know who each member of the client team is. Therefore, a lot of the responsibility is resting on the analysts when it comes to performance reports of client portfolios and additional projects and presentations we do for clients. In some cases, the analysts do get to visit clients on meetings and in some cases, present part of a presentation within a year of working.
I have lots of ownership over my project in the company. During the time I'm at Willis Towers Watson, I'm in charge of two projects, and I work with two other colleagues on those projects. We got the chance to present to clients after accomplishment.