Insurance Data Specialist

02 Apr 2021
24 Apr 2021
Job role
Digital, Insurance
Experience level
Part qualified
Fitch Group is a global leader in financial information services with operations in more than 30 countries.

Fitch Group is comprised of: Fitch Ratings, a global leader in credit ratings and research; Fitch Solutions, an industry-leading provider of credit risk products and services; and Fitch Learning, a preeminent training and professional development firm.

With dual headquarters in London and New York, Fitch Group is owned byHearst.

Fitch complies with all laws governing employment in each jurisdiction in which it operates, and provides equal opportunity to all applicants and employees.

All applications will be considered without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, and other status protected by applicable laws.

Position Overview:

The Insurance Data Specialist role will be part of the Global Content Operations (GCO) organization, and will interface with teams across GCO, as well as other areas of Fitch Ratings and Fitch Solutions.

The Data Specialist will be a key component in Fitch's objective to strengthen our insurance content, and will be highly influential in helping to shape our future direction, to meet the needs of clients for high quality, complete, accurate and timely data.

The role will require the candidate to analyse and interpret financial information, providing guidance to analysts on policies and procedures, designed to standardise the information as it is collected within Fitch templates. The candidate will also be involved in projects around automation as Fitch looks at ways to make the collection of data more efficient.

The role involves close collaboration with the data analysis team, for the purposes of quality assurance, policy adherence and policy development. The role reports in to the Head of Financial Institutions Content.


Participating in regular meetings with Fitch ratings analysts to understand their fundamental data needs, and their application of relevant Fitch ratings criteria, to ensure alignment of goals for data representation

Ensure highest levels of data quality for insurers, checking that data has been correctly processed by the analysts, and providing feedback when required

Documenting methodologies to explain how various fundamental data points, can be identified in financial statements, and should be captured in Fitch standardised data templates

Providing training and ongoing support to outsource teams capturing fundamental data, as well as handling exceptions in order to support consistently high data quality

Identifying discrepancies where similar fundamental data points may be treated differently across Fitch jurisdictions, and working closely with analytical teams to build consensus and reach an agreed standardised approach where possible

Monitoring developments in the Financial Services sector globally to provide advice on modifications to data entry templates, needed to reflect evolving analytical or industry data needs

Actively participating in external client meetings, providing presentations to promote the Fitch product

Providing support to the Head of Financial Institutions Content and Financial Institutions Data Team Leader

Prepare and provide regular reporting to stakeholders about insurance data

Qualifications and Experience:

Strong understanding of insurance business models and the risks inherent in their operations

Experience of working with Insurance fundamental data, in an accountancy, actuarial, auditing, counterparty credit risk or financial regulation environment, with

an understanding of IFRS, GAAP & wider accounting fundamental processes

A CIMA, ACCA, ACA, CFA qualified or part qualified candidate would be preferred

Proven experience of interacting effectively with senior management

A strong leader with the ability to inspire others within a team environment

Experience of working with offshore or outsourcing teams is highly sought

Must have a highly organised and methodical approach to work, with excellent communication and interpersonal skills

To be a self-starter who can pick up new processes quickly and accurately

Have a can-do attitude to problems

Sound knowledge of a second language would be an advantage



Fitch is committed to providing global securities markets with objective, timely, independent and forward-looking credit opinions. To protect Fitch's credibility and reputation, our employees must take every precaution to avoid conflicts of interests or any appearance of a conflict of interest. Should you be successful in the recruitment process at Fitch Ratings you will asked to declare any securities holdings and other potential conflicts for you and your Family Members prior to commencing employment. If you, or your Family Members, have any holdings that may conflict with your work responsibilities, they must be sold before beginning work. In certain roles, employees and their Family Members may be limited to investments in diversified mutual funds only.

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