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Interview with incoming President Elect of the IFoA

By Amy Sutherland, Actuarial Trainee Consultant and Raluca Stanescu, Actuarial Trainee Consultant from Hymans Robertson
 
What does a typical working day look like for you?
There isn’t one. I am a freelance actuary and I am transitioning at the moment towards a portfolio career and exploring non-executive directing.
 
I have done some work with ClimateWise, the leadership grouping of insurance companies, as well as disaster risk insurance, and city risk more generally, which was in conjunction with the Centre for Risk Studies at the University of Cambridge.
 
On the consulting side I do some work in the area of pensions and social security reform in developing countries. I am part of a firm called Callund Consulting Ltd, a grouping of freelance actuaries.
 
As part of the move into the non-executive world, I am currently the Chair of the London Climate Change Partnership (LCCP) partnership, which is a voluntary role. They look at how London adapts to climate change. I’ve also recently been appointed a NED of the Ecology Building Society.
 
I also do a lot with the IFoA. I was a Member of the Education Board, am a past Chair of the Resource & Environment Board and I am currently a Member of the Council and the Management Board.
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Willis Towers Watson appoint new Global Head of FINEX

Based in Toronto, Susan will be responsible for the direction and servicing of FINEX Financial Institutions teams and client portfolios worldwide. She will oversee the development of a FINEX Financial Institutions community worldwide, will develop creative risk solutions for Willis Towers Watson clients across the FINEX product lines, and will be responsible for driving business growth.

“Susan brings tremendous expertise to the leadership of our FINEX practice,” Jeremy Wall, Global Head of FINEX, said. “We’re confident that her experience and in-depth knowledge of financial, executive and professional risk areas will provide strong value to our clients as they continue to face a complex litigation and regulatory landscape.”

Prior to jo...Read More

Smarterly appoint former NOW Pensions CEO as MD

Focused on the workplace, Smarterly supports companies with their financial wellbeing programmes and helps employees save into workplace ISAs with the convenience of payroll deduction. Over 100 large UK corporates promote Smarterly to their employees as a more engaging way to save, appealing to millennials who are focused on saving for their first home and for higher earners impacted by reduced annual and lifetime pension allowances.

Troy said: “We need more engaging propositions to turn the UK into a nation of savers and to help employers get a better return on investment with their spend on workplace savings and pensions. Innovation is essential and Smarterly’s focus of promoting healthy savings habits via people’s employers brings financial wellbeing supp...Read More

Lights, Camera, Actuary: Spotlight on Paul-André St-Georges

What is your current role, and how did you end up in it?
I am the Senior Manager, Actuarial Finance at Hotels.com, one of the websites owned by Expedia Inc.
Hotels.com has a very successful loyalty program called Hotels.com Rewards and I am responsible for understanding the redemption behaviour of loyalty members and the impact it has on Expedia’s financial results.
I was contacted initially by internal recruiters at Expedia through my Linkedin profile. I had wanted to make a move outside the traditional actuarial world for some time and this unique opportunity came up which offered the chance of a new challenge.Read More

Lifestyle Actuary

Amy Sutherland and Raluca Stanescu interview Louise Pryor, who is a sustainability actuary and incoming President Elect of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA). We’ve asked Louise a few questions about her work, and were also keen to find ou...Read More

The Luddite

Sam Richardson looks into the up and coming and the outgoing of the technology and gadgetry world in 2014.

Travelling Actuary

This month's Travelling Actuary takes us to the iconic Boston to experience New England at it’s very best.

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