Our sponsors

The NZSA acknowledge and thank the sponsors listed below, without whom the Conference would not be possible.

NZSA GEN RE

Gen Re | Platinum sponsor

Gen Re delivers reinsurance solutions to the Life/Health and Property/Casualty insurance industries. We work closely with our clients to understand their strategic and operational goals, offering a wide range of products, tools and resources that aim to promote our clients’ ongoing growth and success. As a direct reinsurer, we are in the risk assumption business, just like our clients. Our shared perspective helps us understand and evaluate even the toughest risks - and propose the right solution for you.

Gen Re is a member of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies, and has earned superior financial strength ratings from each of the major rating agencies. We take our commitments very seriously. And with $14.8 billion in capital and $11.0 billion in premiums (NPW), we only make promises we can keep. Gen Re has supported the New Zealand market by providing reinsurance solutions for over 30 years and is proud to sponsor the Society of Actuary conference.

NZSA Deliotte

Gold partner | Monday night dinner

Deloitte New Zealand is a member of Deloitte Asia Pacific Limited and of the Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited (DTTL) Network, which operates in over 150 countries. We are part of the largest private professional services network in the world.

We value innovation and collaboration, and take a long‐term view of client relationships. We aspire to be number one in everything we do, and strive to make an impact that matters; to our clients, our people, our communities, and wider society.

Our Actuarial and Insurance Services team in New Zealand numbers nearly twenty actuaries and analysts. We take a multidisciplinary and collective approach to client service. Clients benefit from our ability to look at the issues and opportunities from every angle.

Most of all our actuarial team brings a fresh approach to providing actuarial insights that is backed by significant industry experience and sound technical expertise.

NZSA 2021 Swiss Re

Gold partner | Conference gala dinner

At Swiss Re, our vision is to make the world more resilient. Together, we apply fresh perspectives, knowledge and capital to anticipate and manage risk - from natural catastrophes to climate change, from ageing populations to cybercrime. We aim to enable society to thrive and progress, creating new opportunities and solutions for our clients.

Headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, where it was founded in 1863, the Swiss Re Group operates through a network of around 80 offices globally. In Australia and New Zealand, Swiss Re provides Life & Health and Property & Casualty reinsurance to some of the region's largest insurers.

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Gold partner | Espresso coffee cart

Taylor Fry is a leading consultancy providing actuarial, analytics, statistical and related policy advice to business and government in New Zealand and Australia. We help our clients make data-informed, evidence-based decisions to enhance their financial health, and effect meaningful change for communities and society.

Our innovations have won awards and international recognition, and are supported by our inhouse R&D function, TF Labs. This work benefits all our clients with the latest commercially driven analytics techniques.

You can read more about who we are on our website.

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Gold partner | Conference app

RGA Reinsurance Company, part of Reinsurance Group of America, Incorporated (RGA), is among the leading global providers of life reinsurance and financial solutions. With operations around the world, RGA is a member of the Fortune 500 and the only global reinsurance company to focus primarily on life- and health-related reinsurance.

Founded in 1973, RGA is recognized for its deep technical expertise in risk and capital management, innovative solutions, and commitment to serving its clients. Our customized solutions span individual life reinsurance, individual living benefits reinsurance, group reinsurance, financial solutions, facultative underwriting and product development. RGA’s mission is to enhance our partners' prosperity by supporting their financial and risk management capabilities.

To learn more about RGA and its businesses, visit the company’s website.

NZSA MJW

Silver partner | Notebook and pen

Melville Jessup Weaver is the largest firm of consulting actuaries in New Zealand. We use our extensive experience, knowledge, and resources to provide demonstrable value to our clients. We are skilled at understanding, solving and communicating solutions to meet client needs.

At Melville Jessup Weaver, we pride ourselves in our independence. We take an objective view the issues facing clients and provide unconflicted advice, with no possibility of being influenced by a parent company, competing lines of business, or other organisation.

The firm provides actuarial consulting in the areas of insurance, superannuation, KiwiSaver, investment consulting, financial analysis, and risk management. We are the Appointed Actuary for several general and life insurers. We also have a strong superannuation administration business.

Melville Jessup Weaver is affiliated with Willis Towers Watson, a leading global professional services company that helps organisations improve performance through effective people, risk, and financial management. Willis Towers Watson has more than 45,000 employees in more than 140 countries and is located on the web.

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Bronze partner | Keynote speaker: Martin Sneddon

Finity is the strategic analytics firm that brings your data to life with an actuarial approach, a practical lens and a human perspective. Powered by around 200 smart, results‐oriented people with deep domain knowledge in insurance, finance, climate risk and health, Finity leverages its world class technical skills to deliver trusted advice to over 250 clients in any given year.

Harnessing the power of data, analytics and technology, our commitment to clients is to strengthen and grow your business by delivering practical, commercially‐aware solutions that add value to everything from strategy to implementation. Our expert team includes actuaries, statisticians, management consultants, data scientists, data engineers and software developers. We are a trusted partner of organisations from large scale firms to tech start‐ups. Our team helps business leaders navigate challenges by making the complex simple.

NZSA Quantium

Bronze partner | Catering break

Quantium is one of the world’s leading actuarial and data science firms. Our mission is to support our insurance clients as they tackle a fast-changing world where data and technology play an increasingly important role. This is both through traditional actuarial services (pricing, valuation, Appointed Actuary) as well as cutting edge analytics across the organisation (including media, marketing, claims and underwriting).

We work across all sectors in the economy, and are passionate about cross-pollinating ideas across different industries, disciplines and countries. We’re also passionate about giving actuaries opportunities to work in wider fields, and are Australasia’s largest employer of actuaries.

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Bronze sponsor | Pocket programme

Talent Insights are a growing, entrepreneurial business that strives to be the leading recruitment partner of businesses looking to employ specialists in Actuarial and Data Analytics. We understand our markets due to our many years of dedication and commitment. We focus on outcomes and approach recruitment projects with knowledge, understanding, empathy and flair.

Lesley Traverso has over 25 years of experience recruiting actuaries globally at all levels and has an extensive network of contacts throughout the Australia/New Zealand region. She has participated in many conferences and volunteered on many Institute committees including acting as Chair of the Diversity and Inclusion working group, member of the CPD taskforce, and many times been a conference organiser. She is passionate about the profession and has pursued academic study to be able to contribute additional knowledge to help actuarial employers and candidates thrive.