Swedish actuarial consultancy Nordic Actuary joins Abelica Global

02 December 2016 Consultancy.uk

Nordic Actuary, a Swedish actuarial consulting firm, has joined Abelica Global as its member firm in Sweden. With the addition, Abelica Global bolsters its footprint in the Scandinavian market.

From their office in Stockholm, Nordic Actuary advises clients on a range of actuarial and related consulting issues for both employee benefits and insurance. The consulting firm in addition provides dozens of clients with a tool (‘NordAct Pro’) for employee benefit plan accounting under international standards. 

By joining the network of Abelica Global, an international organisation of independent actuarial and consulting firms, Nordic Actuary expects to broaden its service portfolio by tapping into international expertise, as well as enhance its ability to serve clients with international matters. “We are enthusiastic about joining the organisation”, says Susanna Wallin of Nordic Actuary, adding “Abelica Global’s international reach gives us easy access to expertise on a wide range of financial issues facing our clients.” 

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Rob Harper, the Chairman of Abelica Global, says he is “delighted” to add Abelica Global. “Nordic Actuary is an excellent strategic and cultural fit with the existing firms in the organisation. Like existing members, they focus on delivering quality work and meeting clients’ needs in a flexible manner. We all look forward to working together.” 

Globally Abelica Global has over twenty member firms, including Hymans Robertson, the network’s representative for the UK market.

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Grey Consulting and Makerversity announce strategic partnership

05 April 2019 Consultancy.uk

Grey Consulting has forged a new alliance with Makerversity, a 500-strong community of the brightest creative innovators, headquartered at Somerset House, London. The partnership hopes to tap into the experimental community to develop pioneering solutions for Grey Consulting’s clients.

In August 2018, one of the world’s largest design agencies surprised the business world by launching a dedicated consulting outfit. The news came as the two industries continued on their trajectory towards a historic synthesis. The consulting industry has been engaged in a pitched battle with the advertising and design space for the past few years, as the former increasingly encroaches on the territory of the latter via a protracted campaign of mergers and acquisitions; but there had been little traffic moving in the other direction.

At its launch, Grey Consulting was not billed as a direct competitor to established consultancies. However, the firm behind the new entity hopes that its creative experience will give it a competitive edge in winning consulting business from its existing clients. The Grey Group is a global advertising and marketing agency with headquarters in New York City, and 432 offices in 96 countries, operating in 154 cities. Grey Consulting opened its doors with a view to aiding clients within the areas of business and brand design, innovation and digital transformations.Grey Consulting and Makerversity announce strategic partnership

Now, as the firm looks to further expand its footprint in the market, Grey Consulting has unveiled details of a ground-breaking new alliance with Makerversity, a 500-strong community of creative innovators headquartered at Somerset House, London. The alignment with Makerversity is hoped to unlock the potential of collaborating with one of the world’s most experimental communities.

Makerversity curates and convenes the best talent across product design, fashion, art and experimental architecture, sustainable materials, IoT, digital manufacturing, and coding. It provides spaces and workshops for professional makers to develop and create their work, supported by Somerset House Trust. The alliance is expected to enable Grey Consulting to develop pioneering solutions for its clients, together with innovators who make something amazing for a living, every day. 

Leo Rayman, Grey Consulting CEO, commented, “This gives our clients the potential to access a network of some of the most diverse and innovative individuals in the world today. Being so tightly connected to a community of makers means we don’t just develop transformational strategies but can quickly realise them in three dimensions. This sets Grey Consulting apart from the pure play strategy houses who are sometimes criticised for not making their thinking real at the pace modern businesses require.” 

Fiona Dent, CEO of Makerversity, added, “Makerversity acts as a catalyst for unexpected encounters, fostering collaborations between an incredible range of the brightest leading creators and innovators. Our experimental approach and engaged members, whose own practice is defining our world, create highly original new outcomes. We are delighted to bring this philosophy to a wider audience and generate interesting projects for Makerversity members through our partnership with Grey Consulting.”