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Longevity Modeller

Location – Canada (potential flexibility on location. Canadian team predominately located in Toronto)

5 July 2022

The Role

As Club Vita expands its offerings across multiple regions and ventures into newer innovative areas, demands on our statistical team are growing. Specifically, there is a need to deliver cutting-edge longevity research and insights across all three regions. This can be for a thought leadership publication, for a specific client or to support Club Vita’s wider product offerings.

An aptitude for statistical programming (R or similar) is essential, along with a strong technical grounding in a statistical discipline. Any prior knowledge of longevity/mortality-based concepts is a bonus. Candidates must value a collaborative team dynamic and be capable of working to deadlines.

Key Responsibilities

  • Involvement in research-based thought leadership projects relating to longevity and mortality
  • Performing analytics on Club Vita’s multi-regional data sets to provide commercially focused insights
  • Carrying out statistical / demographic calculations for client deliverables
  • Applying Club Vita’s in-house products and models to maximise insight and efficiency
  • Using data visualisation tools and techniques to enhance findings
  • Communicating insights to key stakeholders

The Candidate

To succeed in the role, you will be/have:

  • Strong technical ability in statistics and/or data science (essential)
  • Experience of statistical programming and data analysis (essential)
  • Experience with data visualisations (highly desirable)
  • Background knowledge/experience of longevity/mortality (desirable but not essential)
  • Aptitude in R (desirable but demonstrable experience in another language also sufficient)
  • Demonstrable skills in statistical programming and/or data science either from education, previous employment, or private learning
Personal characteristics:
  • Collaborative team worker
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to apply analysis to real-world problems
  • Strong communicator; able to communicate technical results to non-specialist stakeholders
  • Open-minded approach to learning platforms and software
  • Ability to manage multiple competing deadlines

Company Overview

Club Vita’s mission is to improve later life financial well-being by promoting awareness of longevity risk and making its management transparent and efficient.

We work primarily with workplace pension funds in the UK, Canada and the US. On their behalf, we facilitate the accumulation and pooling of data underlying the longevity patterns of retirees with annuity benefits. Club member pension funds and their advisors use our analytics to understand their emerging longevity patterns, to drive more informed strategic decisions and to embed best-practice risk-management into their governance frameworks.  We also support financial institutions that manage longevity risk: insurers, reinsurers and asset managers, helping them offer attractive longevity risk protection products in a tech-enabled, efficient manner. Our current community includes 400 pension funds, 7 pension advisory firms and 25 (re)insurers. Across our three clubs, we are tracking the survival patterns of a diverse population of over five million people with benefits in workplace pension plans. ​

Club Vita was born in the UK in 2008.  Our systems and processes have been developed by a multi-disciplinary team of over 50 employees across our three geographies, with a shared passion for “allowing the data to do the talking” by combining modern technology and statistical techniques.  Following a successful UK launch, we went on to build similar communities in Canada (2015) and in the United States (2019).

Applying for this position

Club Vita is committed to an inclusive, diverse, and accessible workplace. We encourage all interested applicants to submit a cover letter and resume to [email protected] for consideration.

We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those selected for the short list will be contacted.

Meet the team

Club Vita could not deliver the vast array of statistical insights without our gifted team.