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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 Willis Towers Watson. Willis 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. Willis Towers Watson has 14,000 associates around the world and is located on the web at



There are many situations where there is a need for present day values to be placed on a future payment or stream of such payments, where there is some uncertainty relating to the amounts, the timing or the probability of the payments.   We carry out a …

General Insurance

Competition, reduced investment income and increased compliance have combined to create a challenging environment for general insurers operating in New Zealand.   We have wide experience in the development of appropriate actuarial and statistical solut …

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In this Topix we outline the consultation rates proposed by ACC, the funding position of each ACC Account, costs for Accredited Employers and an assessment of the AEP for smaller employers.

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