Monthly Archives: April 2010

Actuaries: We Want Your News and Travel Stories

We are expanding the Travel GAAPS blog to include YOU. If you would like the world to know about your non-actuarial news then let us know.

Are you performing in a show?
Are you competing in a sports competition?
Have you traveled to any actuarial events or conferences?

If you are an actuary and you have any news that you would like us to post on the Travel GAAPS blog then please contact

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Congratulations Tim – GAAPS’ Marathon Runner

Tim completed the London Marathon on Sunday in 5 hours 22 minutes, beating GMTV’s Lorraine Kelly and Gordon Ramsey (who dropped out).

He said

“I really tried to get under 5 hours and at half way I was on target with a half way time of 2 hours 20 minutes but at 18 miles it all started to get a lot harder – maybe next year!

Thank you for your support, I reached my target of raising £1,000 for the Haemophilia Society – but please don’t let that stop anyone who didn’t sponsor who may like to reward my endeavor.”

You can see the proof and sponsorship at, or for times use and search on Tim’s running number 10667.

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GAAPS Not Grounded

Sophie had been visiting us at GAAPS HQ in London when the volcanic travel ban struck and she was unable to fly home to France as planned.

At 11pm on Thursday night Sima managed to book her a Eurostar ticket for Saturday morning, tickets for the next leg of the journey back to Marseilles were further complicated by a train strike in France!

Sophie eventually arrived home at midnight after a long and stressful journey and she is now pleased to be able to get stuck back into filling vacancies.

Jane Weiss is still trapped in South Africa and we eagerly await her return.

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From Paris to London

I am visiting the main GAAPS office in London at the moment and I am very pleased to see the rest of the team. Everyone is very busy and there is a friendly atmosphere.

Yesterday, after work, we all went to celebrate Geraldine’s birthday at a wine bar around the corner. It was very nice to catch up with the team.

I have also been extremely happy and surprised this time as I am staying in a studio hotel and they have upgraded me to a 1 bedroom flat – I have nearly 50 square meters on my own!

I will be returning to Paris on Friday morning.

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Top Secret

Jason is flying back to China next week to propose to his girlfriend.

Of course, he’ll be visiting clients as well.

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Easter Break, Escape with us!

Use the Easter break to start thinking where your actuarial passport can lead you tomorrow.

Need to perfect your tan in South Africa:
Extensive re-insurance experience, to join the non-life team of a major company.

Need the sweetness of a Belgian Chocolate, roles are waiting for you in Brussels:
You can either join the finance team or add your underwriting knowledge to the employee benefits team for two major clients.

Want to experience the Romantic clichés, Paris Plage is opening soon:
Risk management, non-life pricing, Solvency 2 will be your three course meal.

Just feel like a Celt, board the next flight to Ellan Vannin to work on the Life side:
We are looking for candidates with life assurance background and top problem solving skills.

Ready to learn Deutsche Sprache, schwere Sprache:
Would suit an actuary with strong VA pricing skills to provide non-traditional reinsurance solutions.

Feel the space of green landscape, Glasgow will model you:
Lead the development of the Prophet model for all European life and health business.

If you want to book your seat on one of those departing flights, look no further – contact us.

Our team in Europe and in the UK office will be your cabin crew for this journey!

Send us your boarding card CV now!