2021 Sponsor and Exhibitor Profiles

PLATINUM SPONSOR

SA3 has established themselves as one of the leading ACTUARIAL RECRUITMENT firms in South Africa. They have built RELATIONSHIPS of TRUST with all the major employers in South Africa and have been the recruiter of choice for many satisfied candidates. They believe their HONEST APPROACH and genuinely wanting to have a positive impact on the lives of others have set them apart from their competitors.

The fact that Wilhelm, Henda and Jurie are qualified actuaries themselves have often helped the process along and have proven to be beneficial to both the candidates and employers. They know the South African market inside out and have many established contacts throughout the industry. Whether you are looking to fill a strategic position or looking for a new challenge, they would love to help. They know that you will find their SERVICE excellent and the whole process to be QUICK, EFFICIENT, and PROFESSIONAL from start to finish.

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Website: www.sa3.co.za

GOLD SPONSOR AND REFRESHMENT BREAK PARTNER 

Discovery is a South African-founded diversified financial services organisation that operates in health insurance, life insurance, long-term savings and investments, short-term and commercial insurance, banking and behaviour-change programmes.

Since inception more than two decades ago, we have been guided by our core purpose, which has manifested in a globally recognised Shared-value Insurance model underpinned by our leading behaviour-change platform, Vitality, exported to 30 markets across six continents and reaching more than 46 million lives.

Guided by our values, we deliver on our core purpose through our pioneering business model that incentivises positive behaviour change, and enhances and protects people’s lives. Our Shared-value Insurance model delivers better value for clients, superior actuarial dynamics for the insurer, and a healthier society.

Website: www.discovery.co.za

GOLD SPONSOR 

EY exists to build a better working world, helping create long-term value for clients, people and society and build trust in the capital markets.

Enabled by data and technology, diverse EY teams in over 150 countries provide trust through assurance and help clients grow, transform and operate.

Working across assurance, consulting, law, strategy, tax and transactions, EY teams ask better questions to find new answers for the complex issues facing our world today.

In Consulting, we are building a better working world by transforming businesses through the power of people, technology and innovation. It’s our ambition to become the world’s leading transformation consultants.

The diversity and skills of 70,000+ people will help clients realise transformation by putting humans at the center, delivering technology at speed and leveraging innovation at scale. These core drivers of “Transformation Realised” will create long-term value for people, clients and society.

Website: www.ey.com

GOLD SPONSOR

Our offices in Johannesburg and Cape Town service clients across Sub-Saharan Africa in our core areas of risk and capital management, financial reporting, product development and new market entry. We provide actuarial and risk consulting services to a wide range of insurers, micro insurers, asset managers and other financial services players. We also fulfil the role of head of actuarial function and head of risk function for several insurers.

As part of Milliman, we combine the expertise of our local offices with that of our colleagues across the world to provide truly global consulting solutions for our clients. We help our clients prepare for operations in new markets, deal with regulatory change and understand how their relevant industries are affected by developments around the world.

Despite our impressive growth over the past seven decades, we still operate according to the guiding principles of our founders, Wendell Milliman and Stuart Robertson. We retain their rigorous standards of professional excellence, peer review and objectivity. We remain committed to developing innovative tools and products and providing expert solutions. And we continue to earn our clients’ trust by keeping our focus fixed on their business objectives.

Website: www.milliman.com

SILVER SPONSOR

 

 



Akur8 is the next generation insurance pricing solution, and a global insurtech with offices in Paris, London and New York. Our teams have developed a unique AI-based insurance pricing SaaS that automates insurers’ rate making process. Akur8’s proprietary algorithms enable pricing teams to automate the generation of risk and demand models, while keeping full transparency and control over the models created.

With Akur8, actuaries and pricing experts can make better decisions, faster. Akur8’s transparent AI empowers pricing teams to generate pricing models 10x faster than with legacy solutions, while increasing the predictive power of the models created and leveraging much larger volumes of data. Insurers who use Akur8 see their speed-to-accuracy boosted and their pricing processes improved in terms of productivity and performance.

Website: www.akur8-tech.com

SILVER SPONSOR


WHO WE ARE

Alexander Forbes is a market-leading provider of integrated retirement and investment solutions as well as holistic wealth management.

For 84 years our brand has been synonymous with financial expertise and innovation. We have built our premium brand through an in-depth understanding of the employee benefit and investment industry. Offering pioneering solutions has made us a trusted adviser and partner of choice.

Our people are dedicated to delivering outstanding employee benefit and investment solutions as well as administrative services for institutional clients while securing the financial well-being of individual clients. In March 2019 we announced a revised strategy that refocuses the business on providing integrated retirement solutions and holistic wealth management based on best advice for clients. This followed a review to ensure continued relevance in our core markets, assess growth opportunities and unlock the value of the company.

WHAT WE DO

We create value for our clients by ensuring they are at the centre of everything we do. We provide advice, products and solutions that meet the needs of our clients through our new operating model. We are the largest administrator of retirement funds, multi-manager and healthcare consultancy in South Africa.

Website: www.alexanderforbes.co.za

SILVER SPONSOR

An expert technical risk ability, combined with capital of the highest rating is a compelling combination for clients, making Gen Re a formidable and courageous partner who once in partnership does not have an exit strategy. We have proved our willingness to take large risks and meet large claims obligations, and to carry on meeting them long into the future. Gen Re’s ability to leverage our international network for complex technical and strategic input in a very short time span is proving significant to our clients in this epoch shifting world.

2021 is a special year for many of us as we transition to a healthier society, and hopefully we will soon able to get together in person to share some new memory-making moments.

2021 is also a very special year for Gen Re as it marks the 100th anniversary of Gen Re and the 175th anniversary of the historical Cologne Re, now General Reinsurance AG. It is also significant as Gen Re South Africa celebrates our 55 Anniversary.

We are proud to have reached these significant milestones, yet, we didn’t get here alone. We are so grateful for the client, partner and stakeholder relationships that have always been at the forefront of Gen Re’s business model – such as the one we enjoy with the Actuarial Society of South Africa.

We know that confidence and trust do not come in a contract – they’re earned by keeping promises again and again. So this year then is about saying thanks to those who have contributed to our success – our people, clients, and partners – and to the communities that support us.

Website: www.genre.com

SILVER SPONSOR

You might know us as part of Momentum Metropolitan Life Limited, but did you know that we have a legacy of more than 120 years in the financial services industry? Metropolitan was first established in 1897 in Paarl in the Western Cape as African Homes Trust – a syndicate formed to provide finance to those who couldn’t afford to buy their own homes.

And while our name has changed and we’ve grown organically and through mergers, our mission remains the same – our people are passionate about helping South Africans achieve their financial goals, in good times and bad, because financial services is more than selling products. We believe that financial literacy paired with expert advice and exceptional service enables our clients to make good decisions about their money. To help them achieve their goals we have over 140 branches throughout South Africa as well as centres of service in Namibia, Botswana, Kenya, Ghana, Lesotho, and eSwatini.

Yes, we might be one of the biggest financial services companies in South Africa, but we always put our clients first and treat them with respect, and that’s why we’ve proudly remained at the top of the South African Customer Satisfaction Index (SA-csi) for customer services for a number of consecutive years. An achievement which cannot be attained without our people, who are at the heart of Metropolitan.

Website: www.metropoliten.co.za

SILVER SPONSOR

 

RGA is the only dedicated life reinsurer in the South African market and supports individual and group life reinsurance, as well as a range of financial solutions. RGA entered the South African life reinsurance market in 1999. Today, RGA is a full-services reinsurer that can meet a wide range of life and health needs. More than 100 full-time employees in South Africa provide support across the entire business lifecycle. RGA’s reputation for quality service and client support is reflected in our industry recognition. In 2020, ceding companies ranked RGA #1 on NMG Consulting’s All Respondent Business Capability Index in South Africa for the 11th consecutive year.

Website: www.rgare.com

SILVER SPONSOR

 

RNA Analytics is a global actuarial and risk management solutions and consulting service provider, providing insurers with simple and efficient ways to meet their complex needs by using innovative software and consulting. We enable businesses to respond to external regulatory pressures and internal analytical demands.

RNA Analytics is a company formed around a product team that has been working together for over 20 years. RNA Analytics offers insurance firms a comprehensive actuarial modeling solution that provides essential risk and regulatory metrics to help meet the needs of an existing global client base. This solution supports the modeling of insurance portfolios across a spectrum of risk-based regulatory regimes such as Solvency II and IFRS 17. It helps meet the business needs of insurers for more realistic and complex modeling to enable critical risk-informed decision support for growth.

At the heart of the solutions we offer the R³S Software suite. The R³S software suite from RNA Analytics is a comprehensive actuarial and risk modeling solution used by our clients for Solvency II, Dynamic ALM, Market Consistent Embedded Value, Pricing, and IFRS 17. With 20 years of growth and leadership in designing and supporting solutions that are the market’s most comprehensive in its singular focus on enterprise risk, modeling and capital management, and which are built to answer both the most basic and also the most complex of challenges.

Website: www.rnaanalytics.com

SILVER SPONSOR

 

Swiss Re’s S&P rating is now AA
Swiss Re has been operating in South Africa for more than 50 years and currently provides reinsurance for Life & Health as well as Property and Casualty business. Under the leadership of Beat Strebel, Swiss Re Africa Ltd is based in Cape Town and Johannesburg and employs around 120 staff. Swiss Re provides strong service into the important insurance hub throughout Africa. Service offering covers all aspects of reinsurance, from traditional risk sharing to more innovative solutions and transaction capabilities

Website: www.swissre.com

MINDFUL PARTNER

Liberty is an established and growing Pan-African financial services group, with a presence in 24 countries. The organisation offers an extensive, market-leading range of products and services to help retail and corporate customers build and protect their wealth and lifestyle. These include life and health related insurance, financial support for retirement; and investment management, provided through its sub-brand STANLIB. Liberty is part of the Standard Bank Group, which has a 53.6% stake, and has been operational for has been operational for over 60 years. Liberty Holdings is listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchanges as well as the Nairobi Stock Exchange in Kenya.

Website: www.liberty.co.za

HAPPY HOUR PARTNER

TAI is an all-in-one life reinsurance software solution for both life insurers and reinsurers globally. TAI offers a software suite that enables companies to administer, report, and analyse their life reinsurance programmes. TAI enables companies to increase administrative efficiencies whilst decreasing financial and operational risk through process automation, automated treaty compliance and accurate reinsurance reporting compliance. Visit www.taire.com to discover more ways to optimise your reinsurance operations with TAI.

Website: www.taire.com

REFRESHMENT BREAK PARTNER

Website: www.colourfield.co.za

REFRESHMENT BREAK PARTNER


Established in 1980, the Hollard Insurance Group provides short-term and life insurance as well as investment products to a diverse customer base including individual consumers and commercial entities. It ranks among a growing number of companies advocating an inclusive growth model, measuring social dividends alongside shareholder returns. Hollard’s organisational Purpose is to enable more people to create and secure a Better Future.

Hollard South Africa and Hollard International wrote a combined premium income in excess of R23-billion in the year to June 2020 across short-term and life insurance operations in 10 countries, including South Africa, Botswana, Ghana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, Zambia and the Philippines.

Since inception, partnership has been at the heart of Hollard’s business model, with each partnership demonstrating a belief that there is always a better way and the idea of “win-win-win”, whereby Hollard, the partner and the consumer all win through a spirit of collaboration and co-creation.

Website: www.hollard.co.za

REFRESHMENT BREAK PARTNER AND SESSION SPONSOR

Old Mutual is in the business of helping people and companies do great things with their money. Established in Cape Town in 1845, we were South Africa’s first mutual life assurance society. Our purpose is to help our customers thrive by enabling them to achieve their lifetime financial goals, while investing their funds in ways that will create a positive future for them, their families, their communities and broader society. In this way, we significantly contribute to improving the lives of our customers and their communities while ensuring a sustainable future for our business. We employ over 30 000 people and operate in 14 countries across two regions: Africa (South Africa, Botswana, eSwatini, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda and Zimbabwe) and Asia (China).

Website: www.oldmutual.co.za

REFRESHMENT BREAK PARTNER

SCOR, a Global Tier 1 Reinsurer

SCOR, the world’s fourth largest reinsurer, offers its clients a diversified and innovative range of solutions and services to control and manage risk. Applying “The Art & Science of Risk”, SCOR uses its industry-recognized expertise and cutting-edge financial solutions to serve its clients and contribute to the welfare and resilience of society.

SCOR offers its clients an optimal level of security with its AA- rating or equivalent from S&P, Moody’s, Fitch and AM Best. The Group generated premiums of more than EUR 16 billion in 2020, and serves clients in more than 160 countries from its 36 offices worldwide.

Website: www.scor.com

SESSION SPONSOR

 

Website: www.munich.com

EXHIBITOR

MBE Consulting transforms actuarial performance in the life insurance and related industries.
We create measurable added value for our clients by combining our expertise in actuarial best practice, Lean process design and actuarial technologies.
We are a specialist actuarial consultancy with a reputation for insight and innovation in the life insurance and financial services sectors. We deliver long-lasting, individually tailored transformation programmes and actuarial technologies to improve your risk management, remove waste and streamline processes. This releases your valuable resources to focus on delivering real value to internal and external customers.
Established in 2008, our business has grown almost entirely through personal recommendations, reflecting our core objective that every MBE client will become a passionate advocate for our services.

Website: www.MBEConsulting.co.za

EXHIBITOR

 

Software Alliance Limited (“SAL”) is a UK-based specialist software house, formed in 2006 to develop financial modelling software and services for the insurance industry.

Our innovative solutions offer unsurpassed levels of simplicity, transparency, and productivity. Our industry experience and understanding of specific customer needs, coupled with our investments in leading-edge technology, have made us market leaders, ready to provide the next generation of modelling capability to our customers.

Over the last decade our primary product offering, Mo.net, has evolved significantly and is now relied upon by clients around the globe to provide mission-critical financial modelling, analysis and decision support.

Website: www.softwarealliance.net

ORAL PRESENTATIONS SPONSOR

Website: www.algorithm-ca.com

BEST ORAL PRESENTATION PRIZE

Website: www.actuartech.com

SUPPORTER 

Website: www.nomu.co.za