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Associate, Actuarial Modelling

Date Posted: Oct 11, 2021

Location: Kuala Lumpur, MY

Company: MetLife


POSITION TITLE:   Associate, Actuarial Modelling

LOB/ Global Function

Global Actuarial Modelling Group (GAM) is the central actuarial modelling, testing and production team in MetLife. This modelling team in Kuala Lumpur has been recently set up with the aims to support all the modeling needs in the Asia region.

DEPARTMENT: Global Actuarial Modelling, Asia Regional Modeling

LOCATION: Kuala Lumpur



This position is mainly working with the modelling team in Japan on implementing and maintaining MetLife Japan’s actuarial financial models on Prophet, including modelling for asset projection in Prophet ALS library. The existing model covers all important financial calculations and projections including local statutory, local GAAP, EV and ALM reporting as well as pricing purpose. Also, the incumbent carries out coding review and testing for updates prepared by other teams. Further, tool updates, process improvements and coding for the underlying liability process might be required.


Key Relationships:

Reports to: Director, Global Actuarial Modelling Japan lead

Other Key Stakeholders: Representatives of Japan local office


Key Responsibilities:

  • Implementing Prophet model in accordance with requirements, with support from team members, including asset modelling in ALS
  • Follow up with business stakeholders to ensure that the model supports business needs
  • Communication with Global teams to align updates between models
  • Explanation to model users regarding current and updated functionality
  • Resolving technical issues encountered during implementation and explaining variances observed;
  • Support of production process by analyzing and explaining errors and unexpected results




Business Knowledge/Technical Skills:

  • At least 1-2 years of practical Prophet experience, in-depth knowledge of using advanced features in Prophet. Asset modelling experience will be a plus
  • Proficiency in programming languages such as Python and/or Excel VBA will be a plus
  • Strong in communication with peoples from different countries and have different cultures
  • Experience in explaining modelling and functionality to users with less technical background



Leadership Competencies:

  • Creates Partnerships - Authentically builds trusted relationships and collaborates across global, diverse and multi-functional teams to successfully drive business objectives.
  • Grows Talent - Inclusively and pro-actively develops talent, empowers individuals and manages diverse teams to drive engagement and performance.
  • Models our Values - Creates a culture that promotes the company’s values and standards through role modeling, accountability and ownership of decisions.
  • Focuses on Customers - Promotes customer centricity and ensures focus on creating great customer experiences to achieve competitive advantage.
  • Drives Results - Sets aggressive goals and is accountable for continuously driving improved performance, leading change and ensuring high standards.


MetLife is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  We are committed to attracting, retaining and maximizing the performance of a diverse and inclusive workforce.  It is the policy of MetLife to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination on any basis protected by law.


MetLife, through its subsidiaries and affiliates, is one of the world’s leading financial services companies, providing insurance, annuities, employee benefits and asset management to help its individual and institutional customers navigate their changing world. Founded in 1868, MetLife has operations in more than 40 countries and holds leading market positions in the United States, Japan, Latin America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.


We are one of the largest institutional investors in the U.S. with $642.4 billion of total assets under management as of March 31, 2021. We are ranked #46 on the Fortune 500 list for 2021. In 2020, we were named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for the fifth year in a row. DJSI is a global index to track the leading sustainability-driven companies. We are proud to have been named to Fortune magazine's 2021 list of the "World's Most Admired Companies." 


MetLife is committed to building a purpose-driven and inclusive culture that energizes our people. Our employees work every day to help build a more confident future for people around the world.



We want to make it simple for all interested and qualified candidates to apply for employment opportunities with MetLife.  For further information about how to request a reasonable accommodation, please click on the Disability Accommodations link below.



MetLife is a proud Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer dedicated to attracting, retaining, and developing a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment at MetLife without regards to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, national origin, marital or domestic/civil partnership status, genetic information, citizenship status, uniformed service member or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.



MetLife maintains a drug-free workplace.



Requisition #: 120811