Jennifer Lowson arrives at First Actuarial as investment actuary

12 September 2023 1 min. read
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First Actuarial has appointed Jennifer Lowson as an investment actuary. She joins the financial services consultancy with eight years’ experience in the insurance and advisory sectors.

Speaking on her new role, Lowson said, “I’m looking forward to blending client work with research and development work, specialising in investment strategy modelling tools. First Actuarial is giving me the chance to work on innovative and open-ended research, which can make a real difference to pension schemes but which may not be chargeable to clients.” 

Founded in 2004, First Actuarial is a consulting firm which specialises in pension advisory services. Its last financial year saw the firm enjoy revenues of more than £28 million – including over £1 million in new business. The firm is headquartered in Leeds, but also has UK offices in Manchester, Peterborough, Tonbridge and Basingstoke.

Jennifer Lowson arrives at First Actuarial as investment actuary

Lowson joins First Actuarial’s Leeds office. Her appointment is the latest signal that First Actuarial is building to meet strong business growth. As an investment actuary, she is set to play a key role developing and updating the company’s investment modelling tools in line with the new funding framework envisaged by the UK’s pensions regulator. 

To do that, Lowson will draw on eight years of experience in the professional services sector. She spent the first six years of her career at Mercer’s investment consultancy team, joining the company as a new graduate straight from university. This was followed by two years working at Aviva on data analysis and modelling. 

On her new challenge, Lowson added, “A number of people recommended First Actuarial as a good working environment. The work-life balance is good – the firm makes sure that your workload never becomes overwhelming. And I’ve already seen in practice that everyone here wants to do the best possible job for their clients. The recommendations they make are always in the client’s interest, and there are no target chargeable hours to meet.”