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Andrew Udale-Smith and Leonard Bowman to join as new Partners

Hymans Robertson buys Bath Actuarial Consulting

01 Feb 2021

Hymans Robertson announces today that it has acquired Bath Actuarial Consulting (BAC). At the same time Andrew Udale-Smith and Leonard Bowman from Bath Actuarial Consulting (BAC) will be joining the firm as new Partners. The acquisition will boost the leading pensions and financial services consultancy’s already strong offer to corporates across the DB and DC market.

Leonard Bowman and Andrew Udale-Smith founded BAC in 2012. They previously worked at Willis Towers Watson, where they held senior scheme actuary as well as management roles, for a combined period of more than 35 years. At BAC, they grew a corporate consulting business from scratch, with clients whose DB liabilities range in size from £200 million to over £20 billion. They also developed governance and technology services, which are used by trustees and DC governance committees of some of the largest UK pension arrangements.

Commenting on the acquisition John Dickson, Senior Partner, Hymans Robertson, says:

“We’re very excited to be acquiring this outstanding boutique consultancy and introducing Andrew and Leonard to our Partnership. They bring proven skills in growing and developing corporate relationships that will complement our existing expertise as we continue to build our corporate advisory business in both DB and DC markets. The breadth of our services and, in particular, our strength in implementing complex projects, means that together we’ll be able to provide their existing clients with a stronger, more comprehensive service. We look forward to them playing an active role in the future of our firm.”

Commenting on the deal Andrew Udale-Smith, Bath Actuarial Consulting (BAC), says:

“We are thrilled to become part of Hymans Robertson in its centenary year. Bath Actuarial Consulting has a much shorter history and a much smaller team, but our shared values – of independence and putting clients first – mean there is a very natural fit. At BAC we have built strong, trusted adviser relationships with some significant corporate clients and we look forward to working with the Hymans Robertson team to develop and grow our joint corporate consulting offering. We are excited to be working in a firm with such a strong track-record in de-risking and settlement transactions.”

Andrew and Leonard will be based in Hymans Robertson’s London office.

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