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Welcome to Melville Jessup Weaver

Melville Jessup Weaver is a firm of consulting actuaries with offices in Auckland and Wellington, New Zealand. The firm provides actuarial consulting in the areas of insurance, superannuation, KiwiSaver, asset management, financial analysis and risk management.

This site provides information about our firm, our services and our people, as well as copies of recent publications and references to topical matters.

Melville Jessup Weaver is the New Zealand Alliance Partner of Towers Watson. Towers Watson is a leading global professional services company that helps organisations improve performance through effective people, risk and financial management. The company offers solutions in the areas of employee benefits, talent management, rewards, and risk and capital management. Towers Watson has 14,000 associates around the world and is located on the web at


Life Insurance

Life insurance is one of the traditional areas for actuarial activity, and there are statutory requirements for actuarial reports.   The market is continually evolving and developing new products and changes are being made to relevant international acc …


Saving for retirement is important.   Some people have the opportunity to save through superannuation schemes, which may also provide some additional benefits.   Employers and scheme trustees need specialist advice to ensure that legislative requiremen …

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RMS model release 2016

Risk Management Solutions has finally release their updated New Zealand Earthquake HD model.   The new model has serious implications for New Zealand insurers.

Financial Advisers Review – Options Paper

In this newsletter, we provide information on the MJW submission to MBIE.  It principally covers the main topics in the MJW Report published in November 2015.

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