Many of our clients tell us that they are data rich but information poor. We can quickly provide you with new insights into your operations and business environment. This allows you to make better informed decisions and mobilise teams to take action that will materially impact your organisation's performance.

Our unique approach combines the skills of actuaries with data scientists and business consultants. Actuaries are trained to work with real data as found in most organisations: Diverse, incomplete, ambiguous, dirty, large, or small. They are taught how to make sense of data in an uncertain world; they are practical about uncertainty and focused on the business decisions that will change the outcomes for the company.

We team actuaries with experts in decision science who understand your business with its operational and commercial opportunities and can translate that understanding into focused data and analytics efforts that quickly deliver towards your business objectives.

"Our clients tell us that they value our actuaries' practical skills in working with very different types and sources of internal and external data in order to make sense, understand causes, model impact, and deliver recommendations on the business opportunities. This is not blue-sky artificial intelligence; this is pragmatic, outcomes-focussed human intelligence from people who have trained for years to do just this."

Allan Engelhardt, Barnett Waddingham

Every company is unique and faces its own challenges, but themes we hear repeatedly from business leaders include:

  • Data lives in silos, and there is no or limited capability for bringing it together tactically to immediately support the business. Priority on resource is often given to strategic efforts to consolidate data; other times the organisation just doesn’t have the right resources to apply now.
  • Making sense of diverse, incomplete and ambiguous data is hard and a skill in short supply, but many of the business decisions that our clients are struggling with are precisely those that cross functional boundaries and therefore straddle systems and processes and require this wider sense-making.
  • Translating data into business outcomes is critical for success but is not a recognised discipline in the organisation. The people who ensure the right insights are provided to deliver the change and impact on the company are rare, and very often have ‘day jobs’ that put other demands on their time.

Our approach addresses these challenges directly. It is proportionate and pragmatic to deliver the support you need right now, to make better operational decisions without large-scale investment or an agenda for changing your strategic IT and BI landscape or technologies. It is based on our core assets: people, values, and experience with data and technology.

We have over 1,200 employees and we handle large volumes of sensitive data daily in our pensions business. We have the infrastructure to support you integrating, analysing, and visualising your data within a few weeks, and we understand compliance and risk to do so securely.

We have worked with a wide variety of businesses, each with its own challenges, and the projects we have undertaken have been diverse. All have quickly and cost effectively delivered meaningful, previously unknown, insights from which tangible actions have been taken without large infrastructure builds or costs.