Insurance companies can better shape recruiting and retention

Published December 2022

Challenges or chances – a changing market landscape for actuary versus data science

By Yiru (Eve) Sun, Roger Yuan and Mark Spong

 width= Yiry (Eve) Sun, FSA, MAAA, PhD, is a Managing Director at Aon
 width= Mark Spong, FSA, MAAA, is a Senior Manager at Oliver Wyman
 width= Roger Yuan is an Analyst at Oliver Wyman


Few college students are aware of the actuarial profession. Of those that are aware, many are becoming interested in data science and other non-actuarial careers. The offer of more money, absence of professional exams, and potentially more numerous employment opportunities has had a fundamental impact on entry level actuarial recruiting.

We recently engaged with actuarial clubs’ leaders, professors, recent graduates of fifteen U.S. universities, scoured observable market data, and tapped into our extensive library of intellectual capital to understand the core challenges faced by actuarial employers today, and identify opportunities to address them. This article contains a summary of this effort.


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This article represents the opinion of the authors, and not necessarily the opinion of the AAE.

This article was published in The European Actuary No. 32 – December 2022

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