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KPMG announces new actuarial insurance hires and promotions

Stefan Claus (pictured) has joined the non-life actuarial insurance team as a director. He joins from Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty where he was head of actuarial risk & reinsurance modelling and led the firm's Solvency II Pillar 1 development.

Mr Claus is experienced in capital management, reinsurance and reserving; he previously managed a division of the wholesale actuarial team at the FSA, and has prior consulting experience at Deloitte.

The firm has also welcomed Danny Hurley to its life actuarial insurance team in Manchester. Mr Hurley joins from Co-operative Insurance, where he was previously head of pensions. He qualified as an actuary in 2000 and has 15 years' experience in with-profits management, transactions and restructuring, strategy development and Solvency II Pillar 2.

Fulin Liang has joined KPMG's Gatwick team. Ms Liang is a qualified actuary who recently completed an MBA at Cambridge University. She has over 10 years' experience in the life industry, including three years at Towers Watson Shanghai and previous roles within some of the largest Chinese life insurance companies. Ms Liang has broad experience in financial reporting, business strategy and valuation.

Meanwhile, KPMG has recently promoted three principal consultants to directors in its life and non-life actuarial insurance teams: Gina Craske and James Cruttenden who have nearly 35 years' experience in life actuarial consulting between them; and  Robert Andrews in the non-life team who specialises in restructuring and dispute resolution support.