Howden Re and Moody’s launch talent exchange programme to foster collaboration between analytics teams


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London, 08 July 2024 – Howden Re, the reinsurance and risk advisory arm of Howden, and Moody’s, are pleased to announce the launch of a new three-month reciprocal early careers talent exchange programme. The programme, involving the exchange of graduate analytical team members, aims to enrich participants’ modelling, analytics, and client service skills while also expanding their professional footprints.

The programme underscores a shared commitment of both organisations to foster professional development, career opportunity, training, and cross-pollination of knowledge. Commencing on 1 July 2024 and running until 27 September 2024, the inaugural programme will trial two analysts from Moody’s Insurance Solutions team joining Howden Re’s International Treaty Team, with two analysts from the International Treaty Team joining the Insurance Solutions team at Moody’s. 

The programme builds on an extended license agreement, enabling Howden Re to leverage Moody’s RMS high-definition (HD) models and adopt its Intelligent Risk Platform™ and associated applications. These tools complement Howden Re’s advanced risk assessment and decision-making capabilities, allowing better support for clients globally. 

Massimo Reina, CEO, Howden Re International commented, “This extension of our long-standing partnership with Moody’s speaks to the commitment of both organisations to an entrepreneurial and innovative approach, and the development of industry-leading talent. Our partnership with Moody’s supports our delivery of data and technology-driven solutions to clients worldwide, and will now contribute directly to our team development, This talent exchange will not only enhance the skills of our junior analysts but also strengthen the collaborative spirit between our teams, driving innovation and excellence in the reinsurance industry.” 

Michael Steel, General Manager, Moody’s Insurance Solutions, commented, “Both of our organisations have strong graduate development programmes, built from a shared commitment to finding and developing the brightest talent to benefit our industry. We are delighted to partner with Howden Re on a forward-looking initiative that will help Moody’s analysts get hands-on experience of how Moody’s risk analytics are being used in a dynamic business environment and how our models and data facilitate effective risk transfer. We are also excited to welcome Howden Re analysts to Moody’s, and to help them deepen their modelling expertise to help them better understand and manage the risks shaping insurance today.”

The exchange programme allows high-performing analysts from both organisations to experience development and application of analytics data, tools, and platforms in an alternative business environment – accelerating knowledge and skills building through expanded early careers opportunities. 

For Howden analysts, this includes closer interaction with Moody’s market-leading modelling and analytics. In turn, Moody’s analysts will gain practical experience in the reinsurance application and client services facilitated by these models. 

The Howden Re analysts will join other Moody’s participants on the Insurance Solutions Graduate Program placed on the Customer Success team to build skills in delivering value and practical insights through use of the Moody’s RMS models and analytics including through the Intelligent Risk Platform. 

Moody’s graduates will integrate into Howden Re’s early careers programme, known as the Pioneers Programme, to enhance their skills and experience through this comprehensive initiative.

The first instance of the exchange programme will be in London, with the insights and knowledge gained supporting analytical capabilities across Howden Re’s international markets.

About Howden Re

Howden Re is the global reinsurance and capital markets arm of Howden Group. With a broad suite of services and specialities and growing global team, we challenge industry norms and delivers outsized value to clients.