Actuarial Science

Smith Hanley Associates is one of the nation’s fastest growing companies specializing in the field of Actuarial Science. We recruit talent at all levels from student to Fellow, for a variety of positions ranging from consultants to technical experts. Our esteemed clientele represent some of the most recognized companies in the world. They include industry leaders in insurance, healthcare, financial services as well as other non-traditional organizations. What they all have in common is their commitment to building a workforce comprised of highly talented, world class professionals. It is this pledge coupled with our steadfast dedication to integrity that make us one of the most trusted names in recruiting. To understand more about how we partner with our clients read Our Recruiting Relationship.

Contact Rory Hauser at 203.319-4305 or for all your actuarial needs.

Actuarial Recruitment Specialties

  • Life & Annuities
  • Health Insurance
  • Reinsurance
  • Employee Benefits
  • Retirement
  • Risk Management
  • Property and Casualty Insurance
  • CAT Modeling
  • Capital Modeling
  • Data Science

Please Contact Us

Rory Hauser, Actuarial Science


203-319-4300 x220

Specializing in the placement of actuaries and statistical analytics candidates nationwide. Our clients are looking for experienced professionals with the following skill set:

– Society of Actuaries (ASA, FSA, CERA, ERM) Casualty Actuarial Society          (ACAS, FCAS)
– Extensive knowledge and understanding of underwriting guidelines and concepts
– Understanding of insurance products, pricing, rates and industry trends
– Experience performing statistical/actuarial analysis and data forecasting and  modeling techniques
– Bachelor/Masters degree in Actuarial Science, Mathematics, Statistics,  Economics or other relevant quantitative fields.

Technical Skills: SAS, SQL, VBA, R, GGY-AXIS, MG-ALFA, Proval, Prophet, MoSes, TAS

Who we represent
• Multinational & Domestic Insurers/Reinsurers
• Top tier Consulting Firms (Global & Boutique)
• Large banks and other financial institutions
• Healthcare providers

Areas of Specialization:

Life & Annuities
• Universal and Traditional Life Products, Group Insurance, LTC
• Pricing, Valuation, and Product Development, Underwriting
• GAAP & Financial reporting, VA Hedging
• Modeling (GGY-AXIS, MG-ALFA, MoSes, TAS, SAS, SQL, etc.)

• Product development / pricing / underwriting / rate filing
• Actuarial valuation, reserve development and financial reporting
• Medicare & Medicare bid pricing analysis
• Affordable Care Act, 3 R’s, Provider & Vendor selection

Employee Benefits & Retirement
• Funding, valuation, cost management, tax
• FAS 87, 106, 112, and 158 analysis and valuations
• Small Plan Design, Cash Balance plans
• M&A Structure, Retiree medical

Risk Management
• Quantitative/analytical models
• Underwriting, ALM, Hedging

Property and Casualty
• Personal, Commercial, Specialty Insurance
• Catastrophic modeling
• Product Management, Claim Analytics and Business Analytics
• Rate Plans, Forecasting, Benchmarking, Special Projects


Sean Murphy, Casualty Actuary and Analytics

Sean studied theatre performance at the University of Illinois – Chicago. What does theatre performance have to do with recruiting? He took on multiple roles as career consultant, interviewing assistant, sourcing coordinator and entry level talent advisor before landing his breakout part as a lead full desk recruiter at Smith Hanley Associates. He headlines as Practice Lead for Credit Risk Analytics while simultaneously performing the role of Casualty Actuarial Recruiter. Grateful for the ability to have met and worked with so many talented performers, Sean is passionate about helping analytics and actuarial professionals find their dream roles. Oh, and, yes, Sean still plays a host of different fictional characters every year on Chicago’s many stages in his free time.

Areas of Expertise:
Statistical Analysis, Credit Scoring, Quantitative Marketing, Portfolio Management, Risk Analysis, Pricing, Fraud, Credit Policy, Loss Forecasting, Risk Management, Basel II Modeling, Behavioral Modeling, Targeting / Segmentation, Predictive Modeling, Database Management, Data Warehousing, CRM, Data Mining, SAS Programming, Business Development, Direct Mail, Campaign Management, Direct Marketing, Web Analytics, Credit Risk Modeling, Regulatory Compliance, CCAR/DFAST, Decision Sciences, Economic Capital, Model Validation. Model Risk Management, Digital Analytics, Actuarial, P&C, Pricing, Reserving, CAT Modeling, Casualty,