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Interim Gaaps celebrates 10 year anniversary

Interim Gaaps A recruiter specialising in the financial services market has celebrated its 10th anniversary this month (August). Interim GAAPS invited clients and members of staff as well as their pool of interim managers to join in the celebration which was held on Wednesday 1st August at its central London offices.

The founder of the company Dr Geraldine Kaye was one of the first women to qualify as an actuary, and is also MD of its parent company GAAPS International which specialises in actuarial recruitment. She went on to found Interim GAAPS, with the specific aim of providing interim management solutions. Catering exclusively for the financial services market, the company sources a range of candidates in addition to its traditional actuarial base.

The majority of the company’s staff  have a background within financial services, ensuring that they understand the needs of both the candidates and the employers. By using its established network of contacts throughout the industry, Interim GAAPS has helped many financial sector companies with their short term management solutions for the marketing, compliance and solvency sectors amongst others.

“Interim managers can make a vital difference to businesses,” comments Dr Kaye. “By using their experience to guide departments or whole companies through specific periods until a full time manager is appointed, their role is often more important than people realise.”

Chaim Coutts, executive at Interim GAAPS adds, “It was great to see so many familiar faces to join us in celebrating our 10 years in business. I am very proud of what we have accomplished over this period and look forward to the next decade.”

The event took place at Interim GAAPS Bevis Marks office in Central London.

Do You Know What Actuaries Do?

Actuaries work across diverse industries, from insurance, pensions and benefits, investment and asset management through to banking, healthcare, capital projects and risk. Working individually or as part of a team, you could find yourself being a consultant, analyst, trouble-shooter and risk assessor – all in the same day.

Actuaries use maths and economics every day of their working lives, but they also require good interpersonal skills, as they are in regular contact with clients, senior colleagues, and the staff they manage.

To a certain extent what actuaries do can seem to be shrouded in mystery – watch this entertaining video clip of students at Purdue.

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Do You Want To Be An Actuary?

The graduate recruitment market is at its most competitive for years. At GAAPS Actuarial Graduate Division, we are dedicated to getting your actuarial career off to a flying start.

We want you to get that first step on the actuarial ladder absolutely right. We will do everything to ensure you are happy with the position and company.

We understand your problems and issues: loans, salary expectations, a bewildering array of companies, maybe even work permits.

Our experience and contacts within universities, as well as with our graduate recruitment clients, means we chart the way for you to sail into your first job.

We place graduates, part-qualified and qualified actuaries all over the world, so whether you want the UK, Europe, Australasia, the Far East or South Africa, look no further than us!

Register with us, give us a call on 020 7397 6200 or come to visit us at one of our careers fairs.

Pancake Flipping – A Job for Actuaries?

This week Dr Geraldine Kaye of GAAPS represented the Worshipful Company of Actuaries as a team member in the Worshipful Company of Poulters 7th Annual Pancake Race on Shrove Tuesday in the Guildhall Yard in the City of London.

Dr Kaye Flipping Pancakes

Though not the tallest participant,

Giraffe

Dr Kaye is the person to contact if you are looking for an actuary job.

Even if you don’t consider pancake flipping whilst running to be an essential requirement when choosing a recruiter, please bear in mind that at GAAPS we have vacancies in all fields of the actuarial profession including life, pensions, health, risk, general insurance and Solvency II.

Kindle Competition Winner Announced

Chaim Coutts presents a Kindle and bottle of Champagne to Maurice Passman, the UK winner of our recent GAAPS Actuarial competition. Maurice Passman and Chaim Coutts

The Australian winner did not want any publicity and we value his confidentiality.

A Qualification in “Applied Common Sense”

Actuaries work across diverse industries, from insurance, pensions and benefits, investment and asset management through to banking, healthcare, capital projects and risk.

Working individually or as part of a team, you could find yourself being a consultant, analyst, trouble-shooter and risk assessor – all in the same day; so because your own future will be wide open, you will also be the kind of person who’s ready for anything.

You need to be able to distinguish between the essential and the inessential and, once qualified, to have a long-term perspective.

I often describe the actuarial qualification as a qualification in ‘applied common sense’.

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Competition: Win a Kindle 3G

Register or update you details on the GAAPS website for the chance to win a Kindle 3G.

From 1st December 2010 till 31st January 2011, all eligible entrants who register or update their details on the GAAPS website will automatically be entered into a free prize draw.

Due to the restrictions of gaming laws entry to the prize draw is limited to residents of the UK and Australia. There will be future events for international participants. If you do not live in the UK or Australia it is still worth registering so that we will be able to notify you of these events.

The competition is open to actuaries and those with ‘an actuarial connection’ over the age of 18. You will need to demonstrate your ‘actuarial connection’ when completing your registration.

Entry is subject to the full terms and conditions. There will be two separate prize draws, one for UK residents and one for Australia residents.

Download the full terms and Conditions (UK).
Download the full terms and conditions (Australia).
Click here to register.