A strong contribution: Automatic pension enrolment has supported revenue growth

Firms operating in the Actuarial Consulting Services industry use statistical models to assess risk in order to place a price on risk and mitigate the cost of that risk to their clients. The Pension Funding industry (IBISWorld report K65.300) is the largest downstream market for the industry, accounting for approximately 40% of industry revenue. Insurance, investment banking and other financial services firms are also important markets.The industry has performed well over the past five years, despite subdued economic conditions at the start of the period. Revenue is expected to grow at a compound annual rate of 3.6% over the five years through 2018-19 to reach £3.1 billion...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
£3.1bn
Annual Growth 14-19
3.6%
Forecast Growth 19-24
Profit
Employment
17,017
Businesses
95

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Increased contributions in auto-enrolmentis expected to support current-year growth
  • Demand from commercial banks has increased as they have attempted to better manage credit risk
  • The staggered introduction of the auto-enrolment scheme is anticipated to support further growth
  • Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

    IBISWorld estimates the Actuarial Consulting Services industry has a medium level of concentration, since the top four firms are estimated to account for 44.4% of industry revenue. In addition to the other large players operating in the industry, there are also a number of small, medium-size and non-employer firms that offer specialised services or operate on a regional or local basis.Over the five years through 2018-19, the industry has faced a degree of consolidation. For example, Towers Watson merged with Willis Group in January 2016 to become Willis Towers Watson, now one of the largest firms in the industry. Despite such acquisitions, the number of firms in the industry is forecast to increase over the five years through 2018-19. Ind...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Actuarial Consulting Services Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Actuarial Consulting Services Industry are

  • Access to highly skilled workforce
  • Ability to compete on tender
  • Effective quality control
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from pension funding and Demand from banks in the Actuarial Consulting Services industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Actuarial Consulting Services Industry?

    Firms in this industry assess risk and uncertainty by using statistical models, then create policies to minimise the cost of that risk to their clients. The industry excludes actuaries that are employed in-house by non-consulting firms such as insurance companies.

    Industry Products
  • Pension consulting
  • Insurance consulting
  • Enterprise risk management and strategy consulting
  • Financial advice
  • Organisational design consulting
  • Industry Activities
  • Actuarial consulting activities relating to pension schemes
  • Actuarial consulting activities relating to the insurance industry
  • Actuarial consulting activities relating to risk management and investment
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from pension funding
  • Demand from banks
  • Demand from general insurance
  • Demand from investment banking and securities brokerage

  • Current Performance
  • Pension performance
  • Pension reform
  • Diversifying demand
  • Solvency II
  • Profit growth
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Auto-enrolment and catastrophic losses
  • Annuity reform
  • Further pension reform
  • Demand conditions
  • European uncertainty
  • Profit and enterprises
  • Table: Actuarial Consulting Services Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Actuarial Consulting Services Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Life Insurance
  • General Insurance
  • Reinsurance
  • Pension Funding
  • Financial Management

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Computer & Computer Equipment Repair
  • Computer & Gaming Product Retailers
  • Office Equipment Rental & Leasing

  • Products & Services
  • Pension consulting
  • Insurance consulting
  • Enterprise risk management and strategy consulting
  • Financial advice
  • Organisational design consulting
  • Chart: Actuarial Consulting Services Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Retirement and pension plans
  • General, property and casualty insurers
  • Life and health insurers
  • Financial services companies
  • Government and other markets
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Actuarial Consulting Services Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitWagesOther
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Actuarial Consulting Services

  • Basis of Competition
    Internal competitionExternal competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Actuarial Consulting Services Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Willis Towers Watson plc, Mercer Ltd, Aon Hewitt Ltd, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, Deloitte LLP, Ernst & Young LLP,
  • Table: Willis Towers Watson plc - financial performance
  • Table: Mercer Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Aon Hewitt Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP - financial performance
  • Table: Deloitte LLP - financial performance
  • Table: Ernst & Young LLP - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Actuarial Consulting Services Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Actuarial Consulting Services Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Actuarial Valuation
  • A type of appraisal that uses economic and demographic assumptions to estimate future liabilities.
  • Basel Iii
  • A regulatory framework on market liquidity risk, stress testing and bank capital adequacy.
  • Db
  • A defined benefit pension plan is where the employer provides its employees with a defined monthly benefit upon their retirement.
  • Dc
  • Defined contribution pension plans have the employer contribute a specified amount, which is then invested, and what the employee receives upon retirement depends on the investment's performance.
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