UK - HSBC Actuaries and Consultants Ltd has hired Robert Latham from Hewitt Bacon & Woodrow to be its new actuarial director in its pensions consulting practice.

It said in a statement that Latham had worked at HBW, part of US-based Hewitt Associates, since 1996 where he managed large corporate client relationships and mergers and acquisitions.

He will manage HSBC Actuaries & Consultants Ltd.’s relationship with the staff pension schemes of its parent company HSBC.

The division also named Dermot Reaney as senior consultancy director – he joins from Deloitte & Touche. He will lead HSBC's consultancy teams in London and St. Albans.

Malcolm Paul, the head of corporate pensions at HACL, said: “These hires are a valuable addition to our business. They represent an important step in the continuing development of our Pensions Consulting Practice and in providing our clients with solutions tailored to their individual needs.”

HACL has around 400 staff and is part of the UK’s largest bank, HSBC.