General Reinsurance AG
Trainee Program for a Research Actuary
General Reinsurance AG


Gen Re is a member of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies and a world-class global reinsurer specialising in the Life/Health and Property/Casualty markets. Gen Re is represented by an international and U.S. network of more than 40 branch and subsidiary offices in key markets. The reinsurance industry, which is part of the underlying structure of the financial industry, provides and shares insurance risk with insurance companies. Gen Re has a superior financial strength rating of A++ (Superior) from A.M. Best.

Are you trying to find a career where you can link your interest in data analysis, insurance topics and client services? Our Business Unit Life/Health International offers an excellent opportunity in our Cologne office to combine all these fields within a collaborative, fun and high performance culture.


Your Role:

Within a few months of joining Gen Re you will participate in our trainee program, currently planned to start in the second quarter of 2017. We provide an international trainee program, which is based on a high level of empowerment within an exceedingly productive environment, combining on the job training with intensive classroom phases. There may also be the opportunity of a several week assignment in another location or business environment. During the comprehensive program you will become familiar with all relevant aspects of our unit Life/Health International. This comprises in particular knowledge about reinsurance standards and guidelines, risk management, biometric products, tools and, of course, clients. Training also covers interpersonal skills as well as client and business development. This program is the ideal opportunity to build an excellent network with your international peers participating in the program and a broad variety of Life/Health International experts at an early stage in your career.

Job Description:

As a Research Actuary you will be the centralized contact for our research efforts in Japan, Korea and Taiwan. The position includes a broad range of tasks:

  • Follow the latest international developments in products covering biometric risks such as health, critical illness, life and long term care
  • Partner with our global Research & Development department and with our local account managers to develop innovative product concepts for our primary insurance clients
  • Develop tailored solutions for both product design and pricing, based on evaluation of risks associated with the product elements
  • Support the Regional Chief Actuary in the development of actuarial bases and pricing tools of our biometric products
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team of actuaries, account managers, and underwriting and claims managers.

Responsibilities continue to grow and evolve throughout one's career at Gen Re. Our employees enjoy flexibility, a quality work environment, comprehensive benefits and a competitive compensation structure. We are continually committed to strengthening our employees’ professional skills, industry knowledge and personal growth.


  • Excellent university degree in mathematics, statistics or actuarial science. However for the right person a different background may also be taken into consideration
  • Willingness to commence actuarial qualification; candidates who have already started writing actuarial exams will have an advantage
  • Strong interest in the economic interrelations of insurance and reinsurance
  • Prior work experience or internship in insurance or reinsurance would be advantageous
  • Interest in working in an international environment
  • Very good familiarity with MS Office, especially Excel, and ideally in data analysis tools
  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to work self-reliantly
  • Capacity to work effectively in a team environment with a focus on the client
  • High degree of energy and creativity
  • Strong communication and coordination capabilities
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Very good English (spoken and written) and very good knowledge of at least one other language, ideally Mandarin Chinese, Japanese or Korean.

If you are interested in this position, please submit your application documents in English together with details of your salary expectations and your earliest possible starting date.


Gisela Stiller, Human Resources 
+49 (0)221 9738 602

General Reinsurance AG 
Theodor-Heuss-Ring 11,
50668 Cologne (Germany) 

Apply Online


General Reinsurance AG
Nordrhein-Westfalen, DE
General Reinsurance AG
Köln, DE

Angebot vom 16.01.2017