What our clients say

"When we chose First Actuarial to be our actuaries and pensions advisers, we were looking for an expert personal service and for people who would work with us, enabling us to understand our pensions issues and to carry out as much of the administration as possible whilst providing guidance and expertise and a fall-back in case of staff changes. This is exactly what we have got.

We receive clear advice on the things we need to know, quick responses on administrative support, and a flexible approach which enables us to understand what drives the actuarial figures and what we can or can't do about them."

James Archer Finance Director

Information Centre

This area of the site provides access to regularly updated content on current issues, pdf versions of our brochure and flyers, links to useful external websites and, most importantly, the latest Monkey League bulletins!


Our regular briefings are designed to keep you up to speed with the latest changes and proposed changes to legislation.

Investment Briefings

Our quarterly investment briefings provide information on asset class performance and current investment topics.

Trade Union Briefings

Our monthly briefing for Trade Unions are aimed at trustees and negotiators, providing regular updates on issues of importance to Unions.

Buy-out Briefings

Our buy-out briefings review the latest developments in the buy-in and buy-out market.

Housing Association Bulletins

Our bulletins are aimed at employers in the housing sector, providing regular updates on pension issues of importance to the sector.

Independent Financial Education bulletins

Our bulletins are aimed at all employers and provide regular updates on pensions, savings and debt issues and changes that we can help you communicate to your staff to help improve financial awareness.

FAB Index

Each month, we publish our First Actuarial Best estimate index (or the FAB Index for short) which shows the aggregated financial position of the UK’s 6,000 defined benefit pension schemes, calculated assuming they continue to pay out benefits as they fall due and allowing for our best estimate of the future investment returns they will earn on their assets.


We produce a regular pensions survey in the Housing Associations sector and will be producing surveys in other sectors in the near future.

Monkey League

Arguably the most popular section of our website. The Monkey League is our annual football prediction competition. Here you can find details of the current standings and view the regular bulletins produced by our Chief Actuary Football Writer Hilary Salt.


Links to useful external websites.