Sam Baker
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Sam Baker

Senior Principal, Actuarial

I’m a senior principal consultant on the actuarial team in London. I specialise in actuarial and data science focusing primarily on personal and commercial lines, supporting the London and Lloyd’s market.

I work with a range of clients from small start-ups to some of the largest insurers in the UK. I also additionally support clients within the insurtech space.

Some key areas of my role include understanding my candidates' next career steps and meshing them with a role and organisation suited for their skill set. Taking a consultative approach to my work, I provide both my candidates and clients with market updates including the supply of talent, salary benchmarking and motivations for movements in the market.

Going that extra mile is what I enjoy. I take pride in my work in supporting businesses and my candidates' next career steps, but I’m also invested in building strong relationships outside of just a transactional approach and delivering a service that can add further support.

What does being an opportunity maker mean to you?

Adding value outside of the “transactional” side of the job. Whether that’s speaking to a candidate who’s not looking to move about, salary benchmarking, or helping other people at Eames.

Jobs by Sam

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Pricing Actuary (Hx Renew)
City of London£60000 - £75000 per annum

Pricing Actuary - Hx Renew The Lloyd's market is seeing an ever increasing demand for pricing for opensource coding experience, particularly with the prevalence of Hx Renew. I'm looking to speak wi...

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Commercial Lines Reserving Lead
City of London£120000 - £150000 per annum

Commercial Lines Reserving Lead Eames are currently partnered with a leading commercial lines insurer, who have recently undergone a major transformation project within their reserving team. Subseq...

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Reserving Actuarial Analyst
City of London£45000 - £55000 per annum

Reserving Actuarial Analyst This is an exceptional opportunity for a driven student actuary to develop within a leading P&C insurer. The successful candidate will join a high performing reserving t...

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  • "​Sam was regularly in touch with me throughout the process, and I really built up a rapport with him. "

  • "​Sam has been brilliant! Super proactive and patient, especially during such a period of change. We haven't made life easy for him, that's for sure! "

  • "​Sam was really helpful throughout the process, from identifying opportunities to giving specific help before each interview stage. He was available for any questions I had. "

  • "​Sam was really helpful throughout, giving lots of information and was easily contactable. He was good at picking roles that I wanted, based on what I told him. Now I’ve started the job, it was exactly as advertised, so I’m very happy with his help."

  • "​Sam Baker has been extremely helpful throughout the recruitment process. He has been proactive in recommending good-quality candidates and has successfully filled two of our vacancies over the past few months. His communication is always clear and prompt.​"

  • "​Sam was extremely resourceful and always on call to any of my queries or worries, thanks for everything Sam! "

  • "​Sam provided a great service, he was always contactable and helpful. A pleasure to work with."

  • "​Sam has been very helpful throughout my interview process. I had many questions but most of the time, Sam already had the answers which shows his resourcefulness. Also, he is very responsive which is crucial to a candidate during a stressful process. "

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