What Clients Say

The following comments have been made by clients since 2003:

"John is undoubtedly my actuary of first choice, having been impressed with him when he produced his first report for me in 1999; since then I have engaged him for actuarial advice on numerous occasions, covering a wide range of issues such as reserving, negotiations with insurance carriers, management information reporting and, most recently, for solvency II matters. His advice is always commercial, pragmatic and wide-ranging - his reports are always compelling reading and to the highest professional and ethical standards. On many occasions his comprehensive reports have satisfied third parties (other actuaries, auditors, reinsurers, third party administrators etc) with minimal (if any) further work or correspondence required. His reputation, expertise, accumulated benchmark data across many classes of business, discretion and independence from the usual firms are of immense value in providing comfort to our businesses."

"We have engaged John Birkenhead as an independent actuary since 2003. He has assisted us with a number of actuarial studies including valuation of a significant inwards portfolio transfer from a third-party captive and also with negotiations with insurers.  We have always found his advice highly professional and pragmatic. His advice concerning the referred portfolio transfer highlighted important valuation considerations which would not otherwise have been identified.  e value John’s knowledge, commercialism and jargon-free approach and consider him as our actuary of first choice.” 

"We have engaged John Birkenhead as an independent actuary on a number of occasions since 2003 to assist our in-house team with analytical work and project direction for a number of insurance and reinsurance optimisation studies. We have always been impressed with his professionalism, knowledge, commercialism and jargon-free approach.”

“A very prompt and highly professional service

"You provided a first-class professional service, from the initial discussions of the project plan through to the production of the final report"

"Highly satisfactory performance - reports delivered accurately and on time"

"I have worked with John on numerous projects for large corporates [presenting complex risk and insurance data for corporate insurance renewals] providing graphic design services and found him to be an easy-going yet very precise, meticulous person always looking for excellence and perfection in the work - obviously right on the profile for an Actuary. He has a great sense of humour it has honestly been a pleasure even under pressure while working on deadline projects."