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Milliman strengthens hedging and overlay solutions with MatchingLink software

Milliman is pleased to announce that Milliman has chosen MatchingLink software to enhance its hedging & overlay solutions. With technology playing an increasingly critical role in every part of the investment cycle, Milliman recognizes the need to accelerate the development of digital solutions to ensure competitive hedging solutions offerings to its clients.

The Milliman-MatchingLink collaboration brings together deep skills in both business and technology to support Milliman’s clients and create more value. ‘With MatchingLink’s next-gen tech solutions we can add significant value to our hedging and overlay solutions and drive better results for our (pension fund) clients,’ says Rajish Sagoenie, Principal & Managing Director for Milliman, The Netherlands.

The seamless integration of MatchingLink software within the Milliman MG-hedge platform, combined with a robust and flexible system architecture, has convinced us that by using MatchingLink we can optimally serve our customers in the Netherlands and Europe. ‘The Milliman-MatchingLink collaboration offers our (pension fund) clients state-of-the-art solutions to manage financial risks now and, in the future,’ says Marcel Kruse, Director Pension & Investment Risk for Milliman in the Netherlands.

MatchingLink’s technology platform operates as a flexible layer, communicating with existing systems. The platform combines a unique data gathering solution with a calculation engine, analysis and reporting, a flexible workflow solution and artificial intelligence. The platform is both compliant and auditable by design. ‘With our software Milliman can unlock the full potential of the most advanced technology and increase the quality of their business on a daily basis,’ says Eric Pieper, MatchingLink’s CEO.

Milliman opens investment consultancy in the Netherlands

Milliman today announced the opening of an investment and risk management consultancy practice in the Netherlands. This practice complements Milliman’s Dutch actuarial and pension consulting practice and answers a market need for integrated actuarial and risk management services. Milliman has hired risk management expert Marcel Kruse, MSC, RBA, to lead the new practice.

“Dutch pension funds face challenging cost and governance pressures and are in need of both actuarial and risk management expertise as key lines of defense in the management of their plans,” says Rajish Sagoenie, Principal and Managing Director of Milliman’s Dutch pension practice. “Marcel is the ideal leader of our Dutch pension, investment and risk consultancy practice. He will help clients fill in the second line of defense within IORPII fully.”

“We believe complying with regulation is just a first step,” says Marcel Kruse. “With this initiative, we will help our clients integrate risk management in the investment policy, monitoring, and reporting—all of which are essential to making your pension fund a strong and future-proof organization.”

For more information about Milliman’s actuarial and risk management services, click here.