Senior Structuring Manager

London (UK)
13 Jan 2021
12 Feb 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

A fantastic opportunity has arisen to join the Annuities team as a Senior Structuring Manager on a permanent basis.

The bulk annuity market continues to grow as Defined Benefit pension scheme trustees and employers’ de-risk their balance sheets. Bulk annuity business is a key area of growth and value generation for Aviva, with business volumes tripling over recent years. In 2020 Annuity volumes were c.£7bn across the BPA and IA businesses.

The successful candidate will join a dynamic and motivated team that will drive success for the Annuity business.

As Senior Structuring Manager you’ll be responsible for:

Lead the structuring of asset-intensive reinsurance transactions across existing and new reinsurance counterparties

Build and maintain strong relationships with reinsurers for the development of new reinsurance framework agreements and structures

Explore and develop structuring opportunities across reinsurance, investment assets, and equity release mortgages to support annuity new business, and capital mitigation initiative

Build and maintain strong relationships with internal stakeholders to ensure appropriate outcomes across risk, finance and operations

Knowledge, skills & experience we are looking for: 

Strong structuring (credit, asset) experience at either an insurer, bank or an asset manager

Demonstrable track record of implementing projects across governance, stakeholder management, transaction documentation and execution

Knowledge of the BPA market, annuity reinsurance, or defined benefit pensions would be an advantage but is not essential

Strong mathematical/actuarial and excel skills

Qualified actuary and/or CFA would be an advantage but not essential

Positive attitude and behaviours, and an ability to challenge constructively, and influence outcomes where appropriate

What will you get for this role?

A competitive salary depending on location, skills, experience and qualifications

Generous defined contribution pension scheme

Annual performance related bonus and pay review

Holiday allowance of 29 days plus bank holidays and the option to buy/sell up to 5 additional days

Up to 40% discount for some Aviva products through “My Aviva Extras” plus discounts for Friends and Family! (Some exclusions apply)

Excellent range of flexible benefits to include a matching share save scheme

Working at Aviva

At Aviva, we’re people with a purpose. To be with you today, for a better tomorrow.

We bring this to life by ensuring managing risk is at the heart of the way we all work. We love people who do the right thing for our customers, and our colleagues. We want people who speak up, who take ownership, and who make good decisions.

The way we do this is important too. We always ‘Care More’. It’s our thing! We’re all about our people – that’s you – so we can be pretty flexible. If you want to work from home some of the time or change your hours so you can pick up your kids or care for someone in your family, we’re very open to that. In fact, we don’t advertise roles as either part or full time, because we know each person has different needs, just as each business area has different needs. So, it’s up to you to discuss working hours during your interview.

We care deeply about being inclusive and that means we encourage applications from people with diverse set of backgrounds and experiences. We want our employees to bring their whole self to work and that starts with you!

We interview every disabled applicant* that meets the minimum criteria for the job. Just send us an email once you’ve applied stating that you have a disclosed disability, and we’ll make sure we interview you.

We’d love it if you could submit your application online. If you require an alternative method of applying, please give Daniela Krol a call on 0121 234 7660 or send an email to

*As defined in The Equality Act 2010*. By ‘minimum criteria’ we mean you should provide us with evidence which demonstrates that you generally meet the level of competence required and have the qualifications, skills or experience defined as essential to perform the role.

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