Today, in most industries, innovation is not an ideal – it is a necessity, and our Research and Development (R&D) programme at QED addresses precisely this necessity within the financial industry of keeping up with innovation and regulatory changes.

Edmond Vigoureux
Senior Actuarial Manager

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Our commitment to providing these innovative solutions expressly articulates the element of our vision that states “We excel through continued innovation, accountability and insight”.

Our R&D programme is committed to responding to the worldwide avalanche of regulatory changes and updates facing the financial industry. It is through research that we ensure that we remain up to date with changes in the regulatory landscape.

These changes, together with a systematic drive towards automation and efficiency, have developed a need for solutions in the industry. Tools and models are required that can assist companies in everything from mundane routine chores to highly complex and specialist tasks, and our R&D programme is engaged in finding truly innovative solutions to the problems our clients are facing.

Beyond this, our R&D programme also implements our own internal actuarial governance structure.

We pride ourselves in always keeping up to date with industry matters, in performing research on the latest industry trends and in providing the insights we gain to our clients.

OUR R&D COMMITMENT
For traditional actuarial services such as statutory valuations, we provide a customised report. We also discuss our findings from the valuation with the trustees, focusing on matters specific to their fund. While these traditional services form the basis for what we do, we are also committed to making these standard services run as efficiently as possible, with the ultimate aim of spending more time working through important strategic matters with our clients.