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The Actuary The magazine of the Institute & Faculty of Actuaries


This month saw the launch of protection specialist Bright Grey where former General and Cologne Re man Ross Ainslie leads an actuarial team including Richard Carter and Caroline Hunter from Scottish Life as well as joiners Michael Paton and Angus Scott.

Paul Embrechts has been appointed to the main board of troubled Swiss Life, which has been making extensive changes following near-disastrous investment losses in 2002.

Equitas, which was set up to reinsure and run-off the 1992 and prior years’ non-life liabilities of Lloyd’s syndicates, has announced management changes which include the appointment of Jon Collins, chief actuary, to the main board.

Vicky Hurley has left Hazell Carr Interim Solutions to join Acumen Resources in London. She will be working as a consultant placing people into both full-time roles and short-term actuarial placements.

Laurence Kleerekoper has now taken up a directorship with FIT Administration Limited, a subsidiary of Financial Information Technology, which is a software house based in London’s Docklands area. He will still be involved in international life insurance, but more focused on the administration of business rather than the design or pricing of new products.

Ken Ng has joined Prudential Assurance (Hong Kong) as marketing director. He joins from Prudential’s regional head office in Hong Kong.

Consulting actuaries Lane Clark & Peacock LLP has announced the appointment of Philip Towell as a new partner in its expanding general insurance team. Philip Towell graduated from Warwick University in 1996. He qualified as an actuary in 2000 after starting his career at Commercial Union (now Aviva) working in the general insurance actuarial department. He moved to LCP in May 1998. Lane Clark & Peacock has also appointed Michael Berg, Jill Bourne, Charl Cronje, Ken Willis, and Jonathan Wright as partners on its pensions team.