UK – HSBC’s actuarial consulting arm says it has hired Hewitt Associates principal Simon Lawrence.

HSBC Actuaries and Consultants Ltd. said Lawrence would be a senior consultant and actuary at its head office in St. Albans.

It said: “Simon was formally a principal of Hewitt Associates for whom he worked for over 15 years. He brings to HACL considerable experience in merger and acquisition activity and will help to further develop its existing capability in this market.

“Simon’s appointment will help HACL maintain the high level of service it delivers to its growing client base.”

“This appointment reinforces our policy of recruiting experienced, quality front line staff,” added Malcolm Paul, head of HACL’s pension consulting practice.

“The fact that people of Simon’s calibre are keen to join the HACL team demonstrates our enhanced reputation and standing in the market place.”