I joined the Finance team at Aegon UK in 2014 after graduating with a Mathematics degree from The University of Edinburgh. I have worked there ever since and over that time have gained a lot of experience in various aspects of Life Insurance business. My current role as a Reporting Actuary revolves around Solvency II, contributing to actual results submitted to our Group (Aegon N.V.) and estimating our solvency position to aid decision-making within the company. The most enjoyable aspect of my job is using the knowledge I have gained to improve processes so that figures can be reported more efficiently, with adequate controls.
The highlight of my career so far has definitely been qualifying as a Fellow in 2018. It was a goal I had worked towards since being at school so it was great to finally say I had achieved that.
After gaining back some of my free time away from studying, I decided to take up golf – it’s not always enjoyable to end up in the long grass but at least there’s plenty of scope for improvement. I have also been planning my wedding and marking actuarial scripts for The Actuarial Education Company.