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Experienced actuary Rosie Fantom joins Barnett Waddingham

Rosie joins Barnett Waddingham to help drive our bulk annuity services forward, with significant experience in pension scheme de-risking, insurance and regulatory services.

Rosie was previously a Senior Manager at Scottish Widows where she was a founding member of their bulk annuity business, writing c£4 billion since 2015; this included transactions with high profile companies such as Hitachi, Barloworld and Greene King. She also supervised bulk annuity insurers at the PRA and helped set up LCP’s streamlined bulk annuity offering.

Rosie is a versatile actuary with more than a decade’s expertise in the bulk annuity market; experienced in implementing Solvency II insurance regulation and helping stakeholders navigate complex pension projects.

Rosie Fantom, Bulk Annuity Consultant at Barnett Waddingham, said; “As pension schemes mature and the bulk annuity space continues to grow and innovate, we have the opportunity to offer even more in-depth, specialised services for our current and new clients. Barnett Waddingham’s bulk-annuity offering is continuously adapting and evolving alongside the industry and I am joining at a time of increased activity and interest in this market. From a personal stand-point, I am excited to be part of a team that is so ...Read More

Lights Camera Actuary Spotlight on Neil Bruce

What is your current role, and how did you end up in it?
Senior Director in the Insurance Consulting and Technology business at Willis Towers Watson, leading the Finance and Actuarial transformation work, including IFRS 17.

What is the defining moment of your career to date?
Oddly, not really the big and previously unimaginable losses that have come into the market. More
when carrying out work relating to a court case surrounding potential poor reserving that led to an
insolvency. This made me really think hard about what good reserving was and how bad reserving

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Lights Camera Actuary Spotlight on Tom Durkin

What is your current role, and how did you end up in it?
I’m a Partner in LCP’s insurance consulting practice. I work across all areas of general insurance actuarial work and I’m also Chief Actuary for a number of insurers on an outsourced basis. I’ve done a number of different actuarial roles over the years – starting my training at Bacon & Woodrow, then working with Mercer in Sydney and London, before finally joining LCP.
What is the defining moment of your career to date?
My career has very much been defined by the amazing opp...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, one of the websites owned by Expedia Inc. has a very successful loyalty program called 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

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