RiskFirst continues to expand with the addition of three new actuaries.

RiskFirst announces the appointments of three new actuaries – Matthew Furniss who joins from Punter Southall, Robert Heathcoat, also from Punter Southall and Chris Hoffman who was previously at the Pension Protection Fund. All join as Assistant Vice Presidents.

Matthew Furniss
Matthew is an Assistant Vice President in the Client Solutions Group. He is a qualified actuary with over ten years industry experience and has recently joined RiskFirst from Punter Southall where he was Chairman of their buyout and longevity solutions technical committee.

Matthew has wide-ranging experience in the pensions field, including providing all forms of trustee and corporate pensions advice and speaking and providing media comment as an industry expert. His particular area of expertise is insurance solutions where he has been responsible for keeping up-to-date with market products and pricing and has developed cashflow models to help evaluate these.

Robert Heathcoat
Robert is an Assistant Vice President in the Professional Services team. He previously spent seven years at Punter Southall as a consultant where he was responsible for developing Punter Southall’s actuarial tools for both internal and external use as well as carrying out client work such as valuations, reporting, cash equivalent transfers, actuarial factors and bulk transfers.

Chris Hoffman
Chris is also an Assistant Vice President in the Professional Services team. Prior to joining RiskFirst, Chris worked for the Pension Protection Fund where he was heavily involved in valuation coding, major in-house IT projects and calculations around the PPF levy.

Wayne Chen, Partner, Professional Services comments:

“Due to our rapid growth, RiskFirst has an on-going recruitment drive to find talented actuaries who can help us to further develop our risk management technology. We are delighted to have attracted actuaries of the calibre of Matthew, Robert and Chris.”