Closing the talent gap in high growth markets
The markets are huge — but who will serve them?
China and other high growth markets play a key role in our growth plans. We operate in a technical industry and the core of our activity is measuring and managing risk and uncertainty. To do that, we need qualified talent, such as actuaries. These roles are especially in demand in emerging countries, and are location-specific due to the nature of the business.
Our Fort Wayne, Indiana (US) office is meeting this challenge by reaching out to nationals of our target high growth markets, like Alia Hasbullah (see Building resilience in China), who are currently enrolled in actuarial science programmes in the US and plan to work in their home countries.
Suitable candidates take part in our Actuarial Development Programme (ADP). The programme offers these students the possibility to train in a Swiss Re office in the US, take their actuarial exams and learn how the company works. They are paired with mentor/managers once they return to their home countries to ensure they fully integrate what they’ve learned with local markets and our strategies to serve them. The programme is a true win-win in helping us achieve our goals in some of the world’s most promising markets and regions.
ADP participants Liangchen Wang, Alia Hasbullah and Poppy Cai meeting in our FT. Wayne, IN (US) offices