Hymans Robertson has expanded its advisory team with Emma McWilliam, who joins from Milliman. McWilliam will strengthen the Enterprise Risk Management team and play a leading role developing risk and actuarial services for the life insurance market.
Emma McWilliam has more than 20 years of experience in the insurance industry, she previously held senior leadership positions at Milliman and before that, Ernst & Young (currently EY). She has significant experience in the longevity and annuity markets, working with life insurers, reinsurers, investment banks and institutional investors. Besides her professional work experience, McWilliam is a regular industry presenter and contributor to articles and is a published Editor of ‘Longevity Risk’, by Risk Books. McWilliam in addition is Chairman of the Investment and Life Assurance Group’s Financial Reporting Practitioner Group.
At Hymans Robertson, a professional services firm, McWilliam will oversee the provision of a range of services aimed at life insurers. These relate to longevity de-risking, bulk annuities and Hymans Robertson’s DC pensions tool Guided Outcomes, which actively supports employees to save for retirement.
“Emma is a clear industry leader in the longevity and bulk annuity markets, having quite literally published the book on the subject. Working together with our core life leadership team, she will lead the development and delivery of our advisory services to the life insurance market as we embark on the next stage of our ambitious expansion plans,” says Douglas Anderson, Partner at Hymans Robertson.
Emma McWilliam says: “I am thrilled to be driving forward Hymans Robertson’s ambitious plans to deliver quality services to our clients at this important juncture in the longevity and retirement revolution. The firm is leading the way by bringing together the disciplines of investment, pensions and life insurance to provide best in class solutions to the retirement market.”
Recently, Hymans Robertson also expanded its life insurance team with Ross Evans (former RBS and PwC), Stephen Makin (former Prudential) and Matt Fletcher (former Towers Watson and KPMG). The team currently consists of approximately 25 advisors specialised in the field.