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Jaq Kennedy

Jaq Kennedy


XAct | United Kingdom


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Jaq Kennedy on LinkedIn: Daring to Excel

Data-driven magician, making the impossible possible.

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Microsoft Excel World Championship


Jaq Kennedy on LinkedIn: Daring to Excel


Jaq Kennedy on LinkedIn: stats round up for 2023's Microsoft Excel World Championship finalists


DataCamp Course Completion

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My Work Experience

Where I've interned and worked during my career.

Phoenix Group | Aug 2023 - Present

Project Actuary


Legal & General | Jan 2020 - Jul 2023

Actuarial Consultant



Actuarial Consultant

Specialist in Excel (VBA), data processing (DCS, SQL, Access, etc.), programming (various) and systems; with extensive experience of development in both MoSes and Prophet within the UK Life & Pensions market.
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Lloyds Banking Group | Dec 2017 - Oct 2019

Actuarial Consultant


Aviva | Sep 2016 - Jun 2017

Actuarial Analyst


Royal London | Apr 2015 - Apr 2016

Actuarial Consultant


Zurich Insurance Company Ltd | Jul 2014 - Mar 2015

Prophet and DCS Contractor

DCS Development to integrate numerous existing DCS scripts into a single process and introduce additional functionality.

Chesnara plc | Apr 2014 - Jun 2014

Actuarial Contractor


Legal & General | Jan 2010 - Jan 2013

Excel, Prophet and DCS Contractor

Prophet development - Solvency II; BEL cashflows; new products; testing of environment migrations and upgrades to operating systems and Prophet versions DCS development - data grouping and scaling; testing upgrades and environments Excel & VBA development - built full life tax model (comprised of multiple workbooks); built extensive Prophet table automation process; numerous process and speed improvements to larger financial reporting spreadsheets Extensive documentation and the development of a data registry for Solvency II Various support and minor development projects undertaken Release management testing

Swiss Re | Jan 2008 - Jan 2010

MoSes Developer

MoSes stochastic development working with as part of a new team to agree and integrate change requirements from a number of locations across the UK.

AXA | Jan 2007 - Jan 2008

MoSes Contractor

MoSes stochastic development

Phoenix Group | Jan 2007 - Jan 2007

MoSes Contractor

MoSes stochastic production, MoSes, Excel and Foxpro developments MoSes training and upgrade

Scottish Widows | Jan 2004 - Jan 2007

Senior Actuarial Technician

End-to-end MoSes production and development. Data and table production Reporting of results DCS training Excel developments to optimise reporting workbooks

Norwich Union Life / Aviva | Jan 2001 - Jan 2004

Actuarial Technician

DCS data development and production Prophet model integration, updating and co-ordination Excel Risk analysis

My Education

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Raindance Saturday Film School | 2011
Diploma in Actuarial Techniques, Actuarial ScienceInstitute of Actuaries | 2006
BSc Hons, StatisticsNelson Mandela Metropolitan University | 2000
Victoria Park High School | 1996

About Me

Jaq Kennedy

Always expanding my data and Excel skills

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