As an actuary, you’ll work with uncertainty. We're the UK's largest Actuarial practice, with jobs in six locations across the country.
You might be calculating the impact of changing demographics or legislation on pension schemes; the effects that changes in fi nancial markets have on different organisations; or how likely a business is to be hit by an earthquake.
You’ll learn how to use complex fi nancial and statistical theories to weigh up the risks and estimate the odds of what might happen. Just as important, you’ll develop a fl air for presenting your fi ndings in simple, easy-to-understand language. What’s more, early client exposure will broaden your experience. There are two business areas you can choose from – both among the leading actuarial practices in the UK.
In Actuarial Services you’ll work with clients from the insurance industry (both life and general insurance), but also from outside the insurance industry where you’ll work with clients from the banking sector (retail and investment), the healthcare sector, the public sector, as well as corporate clients from the non-fi nancial services sector like energy and utility providers. Your advice could cover solvency, reserving, economic capital, risk management, mergers and acquisitions, company restructuring and de-risking, fi nancial modelling, underwriting, new legislation, the viability of new products and the effi ciency of claims or reporting processes.
In People and Organisation you’ll work in either our Pensions team or Reward and Employment team.
In Pensions, you’ll work with a wide variety of companies, from large multinationals to private listed businesses. Using our market-leading pensions analytics tool, you’ll be part of the team advising them on how to best achieve their objectives in relation to their pension or benefit schemes. You’ll consult on how clients should manage both liability and asset risks within their pension plans, negotiate with trustees on how to fund schemes, design plans to help employees save for retirement and advise on potential mergers or acquisitions.
In Reward and Employment, you’ll help companies incentivise their most senior employees. As part of a multidisciplinary team, you’ll use broad consulting skills underpinned by financial modelling techniques to develop reward structures that support business strategy and are acceptable to shareholders and employees alike.