Actuaries promoted to partner at Hymans Robertson

Three actuaries were among a group of seven members of the Hymans Robertson team to be promoted to partner last week.

They include Mark Jaffray, who qualified as an actuary in 1998. He joined Hymans Robertson’s Glasgow office as an investment consultant and specialises in providing advice to defined contribution pension schemes.

In particular, his work includes helping clients who are preparing to implement auto-enrolment schemes.

Barry McKay qualified as an actuary in 2006. He first joined Hymans Robertson in 1996 and, after a brief break travelling, rejoined the company in 2005. He works as an actuary in the firm’s public sector team and most recently has been heavily involved in helping clients to deal with public sector pension reform. He is also helping to develop the consultancy’s online presence.

Calum Cooper qualified as an actuary in 2007, joining Hymans Robertson in 2003 as an actuarial trainee. He is now a scheme actuary working out of the firm’s Glasgow office. As lead consultant for a range of private sector pension schemes, he works with companies and trustees to help them develop risk management strategies.

He specialises in funding strategy, flexible income drawdown, benefit flexibility and risk management opportunities.

Finance and operations director Nick Pope has also been promoted to partner, and so has head of coaching and development, Monica Smith.

All at Gaaps with them will in their new roles within the company.

Ronnie Bowe, senior partner at Hymans Robertson, welcomed the appointments, which take the number of partners at the firm to 63.

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