Latest appointments and moves from the actuarial world
First Actuarial has announced that Neal Thompson
has joined its actuarial consultancy team. He will be based in the firm's Peterborough office.
Mike Smaje has joined First Actuarial as director of investment services. Formerly a senior investment consultant and actuary with Towers Watson, Mr Smaje has 19 years' industry experience. He will be based in the Leeds office.
Russel Lok has joined Ernst & Young as a partner in Singapore. Mr Lok was previously the Solvency II programme manager for one of the large Europe-based insurance groups.
JLT Investment Solutions has announced the appointment of investment consultant Dorian Whitehead to its London team. Mr Whitehead joins having spent the previous 12 years with Mercer, on both the pension and investment consulting side.
KPMG has announced the arrival of four new principal advisers to its insurance actuarial team in the UK.
In the life insurance team in Edinburgh, Michael Ashcroft has joined from Standard Life. He has 13 years' experience of life insurance, including financial reporting, Moses modelling, with profits and capital and risk management. In the London team, Gary Lam joins from Legal & General. With 15 years' experience in life and general insurance industry in Asia and Europe, he brings dynamic and stochastic ALM modelling expertise.
In the general insurance team, the new joiners are Philip Chappell and Gavin Dunkerley. Mr Chappell joins from Liberty International Underwriters and brings experience of outstanding claims reserving and statutory compliance, portfolio performance monitoring and pricing. Mr Dunkerley joins from the FSA, where he has seven years' experience covering capital modelling, risk management and Solvency II.
Fletcher Jones, the independent executive search practice, has appointed Alan Gill as a director. Mr Gill will be based in Edinburgh and will focus on director and partner appointments in the financial sector and the professions.
Andrew Rear, CEO of Munich Re Life UK, Ireland, Africa and Australia, extended his responsibility to the Group's Life operations in Asia on 1 January. Daniel Cossette will have management responsibility for Asia Pacific, including Australia, and will report to Mr Rear.
SunGard has appointed Neil Fenton as director of strategic ALM services at iWorks Prophet. Mr Fenton heads up a newly formed team focusing on strategic ALM modelling with a particular focus on the UK and Europe. Previously, he held the position of head of actuarial libraries.
Richard Weatherill has been promoted by SunGard to head of actuarial library development for iWorks Prophet. Mr Weatherill will be leading a global team focused on risk management solutions.
St. James's Place Wealth Management has announced three senior appointments. David Lamb is appointed managing director, Ian MacKenzie appointed business development director, and Rob Lancaster appointed divisional director. Mr Lamb, Mr MacKenzie and Mr Lancaster have significant financial services and wealth management experience between them and have worked at St. James's Place for a number of years.
Pacific Life Re has appointed James Tait as head of protection marketing for UK and Ireland. Mr Tait was previously head of pricing and reinsurance at Ageas Protect. He has extensive experience in insurance and reinsurance having worked in senior roles at Munich Re and Legal & General.
In the December print edition of The Actuary, the wrong picture of Colin Forrest, who joined the Life Actuarial practice at Deloitte, was published. The correct picture is now shown below.
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