Actuaries make financial sense of the future

ARCH provides a personalised service at a price you’ll find hard to beat.

What does ARCH stand for?





  • These are the four actuarial services we specialise in
  • An arch is a support structure forming a strong foundation
  • And, as in “archbishop” and “arch rival”, arch means “leading” or “foremost
  • As a company we stand for independence, value and service delivery

What is an actuary and what do they do?

Actuaries use applied business mathematics, statistics and financial theory to quantify the likelihoods and implications of future uncertain events. We try to answer questions like “What is the probability that someone will retire at your company?”, “What should an investor pay to receive a minimum guaranteed annual return?”, “What will it cost to provide a lifelong pension to a 65 year old?”

Actuaries traditionally worked for life insurers and pension funds but many are now involved in health care, asset management, short-term insurance and other fields where their modelling skills enable them to analyse and manage uncertainty.

It can take more than ten years to pass all the exams required to qualify through the Actuarial Society of South Africa. For more information visit



  • Defining data requirement
  • Data analysis
  • Statistical reports
  • Development of study protocols and instruments
  • Sampling methodologies
  • Biostatistical analysis
  • Peer reviewed publications

Retirement fund consulting

  • Statutory pension fund valuations
  • Defined benefit fund conversions
  • Defined contribution fund valuations
  • Independent reviews
  • Surplus apportionments
  • Valuation exemption certificates
  • Unit pricing
  • Benefit statement figures and projections
  • Schedule HB certificates

third party claims and other Compensation calculations

  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Personal injury
  • RAF claims
  • Loss of earnings
  • Loss of support
  • Loss of maintenance
  • Future medical expenses
  • Medical negligence
  • Claims against deceased estate
  • Accrual calculations for divorces
  • Wrongful dismissal
  • Inflation and interest adjustments

Health care and other employee benefit valuations

  • IAS 19 and GRAP 25
  • Post-employment medical aid subsidies
  • Pension and other retirement funds
  • Long-service awards
  • Ex-gratia benefits
  • Unused leave
  • Buy-out valuations and consulting