In the thirteen years since we started the business, we have built up our team so that we now employ around 45 actuarial staff. To provide additional capacity and flexibility, or for projects where a wider set of skills is required, we also have strong relationships with a large pool of actuarial contractors, a significant proportion of whom we know very well and have worked with on numerous projects.
Over this same period APR has established a strong reputation for providing high-quality interim solutions and has worked with more than 40 insurance companies, consultancies and other financial institutions in the UK, Ireland and mainland Europe, including the majority of the top 10 UK insurers.
Most pleasing to us is the number of companies who, after experiencing the quality of APR’s people, repeatedly come back to us to access this quality in the knowledge that we can provide solutions that add genuine value, quite often ceasing to use any other interim suppliers. This has extended to an increasing number of projects where we have taken responsibility for delivery, rather than supporting purely on a resourcing basis.
Consistent with the relative maturity of the markets, historically most of our work has been on the life side rather than non-life. However, our clients have recognised that particularly at the student actuary level, the skill sets needed to add value are highly transferrable between life and non-life, and over the past few years we have undertaken an increasing number of projects for general insurers.
Extending this concept, we firmly believe that actuaries can provide value far outside the traditional actuarial sectors. We have worked with clients on data analytics projects in the banking, investment and energy sectors, and have a keen interest in developing within these wider markets.