Simon Grout is a qualified actuary who specialises in merger and acquisitions, risk and capital management.
Simon has over 30 years of experience as both an actuarial and management consultant in the insurance industry across EMEA. He has a strong technical background and holds both Chief Actuary and With Profits Actuary certificates. His regulatory roles also include acting as an Independent Expert on Part VII transfers and s166 reports in the UK and similar roles in Europe.
Simon’s expertise includes capital optimisation of insurance company balance sheets, actuarial and commercial due diligence, design and implementation of finance, capital and risk management frameworks, and mergers and acquisitions.
Simon started his career in 1987 at Bacon & Woodrow where he qualified as an actuary in 1991. He joined William M Mercer’s UK Life Insurance Practice in 1995 and was made a Partner of Mercer in 1997. On the purchase of Oliver Wyman by MMC in 2003 he transferred to Oliver Wyman’s EMEA Insurance Practice where he worked principally in the UK, the Middle East and the Nordic Region.