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Sunday, May 30, 2010

F/T - Senior Research Manager / Insurance/FS - Deloitte

Location: New York, New York, United States
Firm Service: Firm internal
Reference Code: E11NYCSSRMAW018-CL6
Type of Position: Full-time
Job Description
Senior Research Manager/Strong Manager, Deloitte Research, Insurance/Financial Services
Key Qualities:
  • Very good understanding of the US and global Insurance/financial services industry
  • Excellent writing and synthesis skills
  • Prior experience with quantitative and qualitative research, firsthand experience with key information sources such as Bloomberg, SNL, FactSet, Thomson One Banker
  • Excellent interpersonal communication and relationship management skills
  • Proven ability to manage large research programs - project management skills
  • Experience of team environment, ability to manage and mentor colleagues
Position details:
The successful candidate will report to the Director of Deloitte Research and work closely with the Vice Chairman and the Managing Partner for the Insurance sector based in New York to develop thought leadership outputs targeted at senior executives. The outputs will include in-depth research reports, survey reports, topical analysis and reports, client briefings and advisory on client engagements. Among the required activities are:
  • Execute complex research projects focused on topics related to the Insurance industry sector.  It will involve identifying key business issues, conducting in-depth research, analyzing and developing original insights, writing reports and developing presentations.   
  • Develop research proposals. Analyze business issues based on academic, industry, and trade press literature. Design original research study proposal and research plan involving credible research methods.
  • Oversee and coach junior analysts and managers to design and execute research studies.
  • Conduct in-depth primary and secondary research to form or support the hypotheses. This will include complex qualitative and quantitative data analysis, case study development, survey design and analysis, interviewing senior executives.
  • Deploy credible statistical methods in validating research hypotheses and demonstrate competence in interpreting statistical results.
  • Perform analyses to develop original insights and recommendation for business executives and policy makers.
  • Write drafts of original research reports, case studies, viewpoints and articles targeted at leading management, industry and policy publications.
  • Develop high quality client presentations summarizing insights and recommendations to brief executives and practitioners at the internal and external events.
  • Work with practitioners and marketing to deploy research findings at clients, through proposals, and briefings.
  • Ensure quality of deliverables meet Deloitte Research quality standards for world class performance.
  • Manage day-to-day relationships with project stakeholders.
Deloitte is a recognized leader in serving the financial services industry, offering clients a broad range of integrated services in areas that include accounting, assurance and advisory, risk, tax, management, financial, technology and human capital consulting.  Our financial services practice, one of Deloitte's largest, serves banks, securities firms, insurance companies, private equity firms, hedge funds, mutual funds and real estate companies.  Deloitte client service teams, under the leadership of a lead client service partner, work closely with clients to create powerful solutions to complex business issues, for organizations in the United States and around the world.  In the U.S., we have 1,200 partners, principals and directors, and almost 7,000 total practitioners located in 50 cities around the country.
Our US Insurance practice is recognized as a leader in providing audit, tax, consulting and financial advisory services to the Insurance industry.  Within the US Insurance Industry Group there are:
•    Over 2,400 professionals
•    More than 430 partners
•    Over 220 Actuaries with U.S. designations
•    Offices in 50 cities - key practice offices include New York, Hartford, Chicago, Minneapolis and Omaha.
•    Deloitte Consulting LLP provides consulting services to over 50% of the top 100 insurance companies.[1]

  • •    We provide business advisory services to more than 50 of the top 100 U.S. Life/Health and P&C sectors, and more than 90% of the top 25 U.S. insurance companies in both the life/health and P&C sectors.
    Deloitte U.S. Firms serve many of the world's premier insurance, reinsurance and brokerage firms.
    Audit Services - Deloitte & Touche LLP:
    •    22% of the top 100 U.S. life insurance companies, including two of the top five U.S. life companies
    •    22% of the top 100 U.S. Property & Casualty insurance companies, including two of the top five U.S.P&C companies
    •    4 of the top 10 U.S. insurance brokerages
    Tax Services - Deloitte Tax LLP:
    •    39% of the top 100 U.S. life insurance companies
    •    34% of the top 100 U.S. property and casualty insurance companies
    Northeast preferred but will consider other locations

  • Market share information is based on AM Best Data 2007 (12.31.2006 financial data) for Tax and Consulting and AM Best Data 2007 (12.31.2006) for Audit by Group of Companies.
    PC Companies are measured on Net Premiums Written and LH companies are measured on Total Admitted Assets.

    Deloitte, one of the nation's leading professional services firms, provides assurance and advisory, tax, and management consulting services through nearly 40,000 people in more than 100 U.S. cities. The firm is dedicated to helping our clients and our people excel. Known as an employer of choice for innovative human resources programs, Deloitte has been recognized as one of the "100 Best Companies to Work For in America" by Fortune magazine for the tenth year. Deloitte is part of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, one of the world's leading professional services, with more than 165,000 people in over 135 countries.
    The Deloitte Research initiative of certain member firms of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu develops and delivers ideas, fact driven insights and innovations designed to improve business performance.  Operating through the contributions of research and practice professionals from those member firms and the contributions of academic and technology contributors, Deloitte Research initiatives undertake industry, functional and cross-industry studies to bring ideas that matter to executives, boards and leading business journals.  For more information please visit
    • Overall 10 + years of working experience with at least 5 years in business research and exposure to the financial services industry. Strong track record with previous employment, preferably with consulting, investment banks, credit rating companies, focused research institutes, corporate strategy or research divisions of financial services companies.
    • Demonstrated experience with quantitative and qualitative research methods, experience with key data sources.
    • Proven experience with statistical/econometric modeling is required.
    • Excellent written and verbal, and interpersonal communication skills. An ideal candidate will have published in leading journals.
    • A strong understanding of substantive issues facing the insurance industry.
    • A strong understanding of financial management concepts.
    • A strong understanding of management approaches, and strategy and policy frameworks - customer strategy, merger and acquisition strategy, financial and performance management, IT strategy.
    • A strong understanding of Insurance  industry regulatory structure and regulations.
    • Strong analytical, problem solving and critical thinking skills.
    • Strong project management skills.
    • Strong personnel management and mentoring skills, ability to direct and motivate small teams/Competency to work with distributed and virtual teams is required.
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