First Actuarial and your pension scheme

We work with employers and trustees, bringing expert advice and solutions tailored to every size and shape of pension scheme.

By listening carefully to what our clients tell us, we provide the right blend of actuarial, consultancy, administration and investment services. We develop a deep understanding of our clients’ businesses through long-term relationships based on trust.

First Actuarial was set up in 2004, and we’ve experienced steady, organic growth since then. We are a partnership with no external investors. All our partners work in the business, sharing their knowledge and expertise.

First Actuarial is widely considered to be a trusted source of independent expertise in pension policy initiatives. We play an active part in government and industry affairs.

We are true to our values

We are fair on fees

We don’t have chargeable hours or billing targets, and we don’t sell services our clients don’t need.

Accurate and professional

We focus on quality, not meaningless metrics. We champion accurate work, delivered to deadlines.

Focused on improvement

We ask for feedback regularly. In our latest survey 100% of clients rated our standard of work as excellent or good.

We keep the very best people

We make every effort to develop the skills of our talented people. Our aim is to bring out the best in everyone, and we give all our staff the autonomy to excel. That’s how we maintain the quality of our advice and services.

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Our structure

First Actuarial LLP is a limited liability partnership that operates across the UK. We currently have 22 partners. These include the nine original founders, together with more recent partners who have risen through the business.

Across our business there are 100 in our actuarial team, of whom more than 50 are qualified actuaries. We advise more than 600 pension schemes, providing the right blend of advice and services for their needs.

Our 270 staff are spread across five offices. Each office has at least one founder or partner who manages the local operations, providing our whole range of services which includes:

First Actuarial case studies

The Kennel Club

Concerned about the risk of an Employer contribution increase as a result of high liabilities, Trustees of the Kennel Club Pension Fund turned to First Actuarial.

“They’re extremely professional and helpful. Their input always seems sound, logical and well presented. First Actuarial handled the transition well, they provide us with helpful guidance, and have delivered what they promised when they pitched for the work.”



The RSPB was determined to minimise the impact of its new defined contribution scheme on employees, and appointed First Actuarial to support the transition and select a provider with strong ethical values.

“I would definitely recommend working with First Actuarial. Their consultants went over and above the call of duty to make sure the project progressed smoothly.”


Bolton Cares

Taking responsibility for care services previously provided by a local authority, Bolton Cares turned to First Actuarial for help in setting up a competitive and affordable DC pension scheme for its staff.

“They’ve been really helpful and professional throughout the project, and we’ll use them again if we need specialist advice.”

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