How APR Can Help
Clients come to us to help them solve a range of issues and problems which they can’t address using their existing resources or expertise. Our solutions will tend to fall into one of four categories:
- Interim resource to fill a gap in existing staff pool. This could be to cover for maternity leave / staff resignation, or to back-fill where internal staff are needed on other projects.
- Input into key transformation projects. This could be in the form of deliverables-based consultancy or provision of expertise to complement an existing client team.
- Supplying or supplementing a team to address a specific need or issue, often resulting from the discovery of legacy issues or a regulatory review.
- Addressing a knowledge or training gap within a client’s actuarial (or wider) team.
Once we have a thorough understanding of the issue our client needs to address, we use our extensive experience of the market to devise an appropriate solution. This could mean calling on either our own staff, our wider contractor pool or a combination of the two to present a high-quality, cost-effective service.
Our sole focus is using our actuarial personnel to provide great value to our clients. But we also strongly believe that actuaries can provide value in a range of areas beyond the traditional life and non-life fields, and are always seeking out further opportunities to demonstrate this.
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“I have now used interim actuarial support provided by APR from both their self-employed contractor and their employee resource pools. Whether using senior actuaries or junior students, I have been very impressed with the service and the quality of individuals provided. In particular, the calibre of student recruited by APR to their own employee pool and their ability to pick up new skills quickly, coupled with the significant training from the actuarial partners, has allowed even junior students to contribute meaningfully from the first day on-site. I believe that APR’s focus on training in practical skills allows their staff to add value from the outset.”
Jim Ewing, Chief Actuary (now CRO), AEGON UK
“Having had no former experience of APR we engaged two of their mid-level actuarial student associates to support us on a critical project to streamline our actuarial reserving systems across a number of business entities. Although they had no previous GI exposure, both got quickly up to speed with our systems and processes and were able to provide great value, both to the initial project and more widely. Being able to use two such high-quality people at costs significantly below contractor rates over the 12-18 month period was hugely valuable for us – we have since re-engaged APR to provide further support in our reserving teams including at qualified actuary level.”
Peter Tavner – Group Chief Actuary, MS Amlin
“Since we started working with APR, we have made regular use of their staff on a range of actuarial projects and BAU work. We typically engage their junior to mid-level students, whom we’ve found to be of high quality and possessing strong all-round skills, so that even on technically demanding projects, they are able to start adding value to Wesleyan quickly. We have no hesitation in contacting APR whenever we identify a short-term need.”