Kai Wu is a Finity Analyst who was part of the 2011 Finity Graduate Program. Here he tells us about working at Finity and what new graduates should consider.
"What is your favourite thing about your job? ... I would have to say the people here. They are a really intelligent and nice group of people ... Oh and the many of snacks and drinks available in the kitchen is always a plus!"− Kai
Why did you choose general insurance consulting?
Although there are many opportunities open to an actuarial studies graduate, I chose to pursue a career in general insurance as it is an interesting and constantly changing industry. There are always new developments happening in the industry which create challenging problems to solve. I chose a consulting role because it has really great benefits, like working with the leaders in the industry and numerous networking opportunities. No two jobs are ever the same and I get exposure to a range of different work which would not be possible in a corporate.
What types of work have you been involved in so far?
I’ve been working at Finity Consulting a little over 3 years now and in that time, I’ve worked on a variety of actuarial and non-actuarial projects. A few examples include:
- Regulatory work for insurance companies such as liability valuation and financial condition reports
- Appraisal valuation for M&As
- Design and pricing of insurance products
What is your favourite thing about your job?
I would have to say the people here. They are a really intelligent and nice group of people. The amount of support I receive is very generous and as long as you are willing to learn, there is always someone willing to help you. Oh and the many of snacks and drinks available in the kitchen is always a plus!
What is a line of advice that you’d have loved to receive before you started work?
Learn how to organise your time effectively! This is especially important if you are studying while working – it can be easy to ignore study during the term but when you’re working there isn’t much time to cram before exams.