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International reporting from Coni Longden for Bolton Global

“I’ve been a keen traveller for as long as I can remember, and have always been eager to take an extended trip and really see the world.” Coni says. “To be able to combine this with broadening my professional network and learning more about the international insurance market is an amazing opportunity!”

Starting mid June, the round the world trip will take her to four pivotal global insurance hubs - Bermuda, Sydney, Singapore and Hong Kong. Whilst in each city she will be meeting with actuaries - both local and those who have emigrated - to find out how the role of actuarial teams in the general insurance market differs globally and what the future holds for their individual teams.

"We have so many candidates approach us who are interested in making a move abroad, and whilst we do have an international network, it is hard to truly advise them when we don't have hands on experience of a city” Coni explains. “Likewise, we have clients in various territories, but it is hard to have the personal touch we strive for via emails and Skype - which is why it is so great to have the opportunity to go and meet people face to face - and in sunnier climes!”

Whilst she is racking up stamps in her passport, Constance will also be producing exclusive conte...Read More

Lights, Camera, Actuary: Spotlight on Alberto Chierici

What is your current role, and how did you end up in it?
My current role is quite hectic! I recently co-founded a tech business. Therefore, I am doing four full-time jobs: operations, accounting, fundraising and product development. The one I love the most and I spend the most time on is product development, which means shaping the way we build the technology product.

I ended up there thanks to two big frustrations:
From a professional standpoint, I had always tried hard to do something slightly innovative when working for insurance companies, but it was always difficult.

From a personal perspec...Read More

Lights, Camera, Actuary: Spotlight on Tom Howell

What is your current role, and how did you end up in it?
I work as a Commercial Analyst for onefinestay, a luxury property rental company. The role is quite varied and encompasses pricing, commercial strategy, web analytics and digital marketing. I wanted to sample life outside the actuarial world - in a different industry and at a small company. I applied directly for the role after hearing about the vacancy.

What is the defining moment of your career to date?
Making my first application for a job outside of my graduate scheme employer. It felt like an act of betrayal at the time (and I completely failed th...Read More

Lights, Camera, Actuary: Spotlight on Paul-André St-Georges

What is your current role, and how did you end up in it?
I am the Senior Manager, Actuarial Finance at Hotels.com, one of the websites owned by Expedia Inc.
Hotels.com has a very successful loyalty program called Hotels.com Rewards and I am responsible for understanding the redemption behaviour of loyalty members and the impact it has on Expedia’s financial results.
I was contacted initially by internal recruiters at Expedia through my Linkedin profile. I had wanted to make a move outside the traditional actuarial world for some time and this unique opportunity came up which offered the chance of a new challenge.Read More

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