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Athene Director, PRT Pricing Actuary in West Des Moines, Iowa

We are Athene. At Athene, we are driven to do more. We are a leading retirement services company that issues, reinsures and acquires retirement savings products designed for the increasing number of individuals and institutions seeking to fund retirement needs. We see every day as a new opportunity to measure ourselves against the best - and then we don't stop until we've set the bar even higher. We're ready to help you achieve more.


The Director, Pension Risk Transfer Pricing will be a key member of the growing Pension Risk Transfer (“PRT”) team. Working closely with our PRT and Treasury team, the Director role will be responsible for overseeing institutional product pricing processes and methods, and ensuring they are consistent, appropriate, and competitive. The ideal candidate will also provide critical input as we consider business and product developments in the PRT space.


  • Support financial modeling and analytics for PRT funded pricing platform, working with dedicated PRT team and with Treasury for Funding Agreement pricing

  • Direct and support development of enhanced actuarial models used for cash flow production and policyholder behavior, Statutory and GAAP reserves, asset liability management, and financial projections

  • Effectively communicate pricing results and recommendations and analysis of inforce experience to senior management in written presentations and meetings

  • Support accounting, reserving, risk transfer and financial analysis related to internal reinsurance transactions with emphasis on reinsurance to Bermuda entities by working cross functionally with offshore actuarial group and affiliated stakeholders

  • Provide accurate and insightful model validation to facilitate confident decision-making and to achieve business goals

  • Implement efficient and robust pricing processes and ensure compliance with Model Risk Policies

  • Coordinate and review reinsurance quotations

  • Manage, develop, and delegate work to a team of 5-6 actuaries and technicians

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Actuarial Science, Mathematics, Finance or related field

  • 7+ years of experience in pension consulting, life insurance or reinsurance industry, or with significant experience in the financial services / insurance sector

  • Detailed knowledge of actuarial analysis for defined benefit plans, including familiarity with mortality experience analysis, demonstrated by an actuarial credential or progress toward an actuarial credential

  • Understanding of asset-liability analysis with an emphasis on analyzing liability-hedging investments and return-oriented investments

  • Actuarial experience including financial modeling, product development, pricing, valuation, (insurance industry experience a plus but not required)

  • Society of Actuaries FSA or ASA/EA designation required

  • Understanding of rules for pension accounting and for determination of pension funding requirements

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Some travel will be required

  • Strong attention to detail and the ability to prioritize and manage several projects

  • Strong technical skills using actuarial software such as ProVal, MG-ALFA

NOTE: Successful candidate will be required to complete a pre-employment background check.

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Athene celebrates diversity, is committed to inclusion and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.

We are driven to do more. More for our customers and the financial professionals who offer our products. If you are driven to do more and love the challenge of pursuing more, Athene is your kind of company. You will find we offer more than the basics to create a diverse, inclusive and dynamic work environment at our various locations.

Based on your location you will experience a unique blend of: • Benefits to meet individual needs including, but not limited to, a 401(k) and/or pension plan with a company match, paid time off, paid holidays, job-related tuition reimbursement, medical, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance. • Career development opportunities including a Leadership Development Program, self-guided trainings and periodic Lunch & Learns. • Amenities that include "dress for your day" work attire, in house coffee bar, on-site café, ergonomic desks, game room area and on-site fitness facility. • Volunteer opportunities to give back to the community, company-sponsored volunteer events throughout the year, individual non-profit volunteer time that can earn grant money, and non-profit matching gift program.

Athene USA is also proud to be recognized for the following: • Best places to Work in Money Management by Pensions & Investments, 2020 • Iowa's Top Workplaces; since 2015 • Bermuda Top Ten Employer; 2019 • United Way of Central Iowa awards

• Advocate & Volunteer; 2016 • S pirit of Central Iowa; 2017, 2019 • Game Changer; 2018 • Impact-Maker; 2018, 2020 • Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) Awards • Patriot Award, 2018 • Pro Patria Award, 2019 • Seven Seals Award, 2019 • Military Friendly® Employer; since 2017 • Military Spouse Friendly® Employer; since 2017 • LGBTQ+ Friendly Employer by Human Rights Campaign Foundation, 2021 • Excellence in Education LOMA;10 plus years • Structured Retail Products (SRP) • Best Carrier Award; 2017 & 2018 • FIA of the Year; 2019

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