Matthew Leathem

I joined Spence and Partners in June 2014 having recently graduated from the Actuarial Science degree at Queens. Working at Spence was attractive to me at the time due to the growing and ambitious nature of the company and I was not disappointed.

All newcomers at Spence are given a degree of freedom and responsibility for their own development. This means that any ideas are taken on board and very often you can see your ideas come to fruition. Over my time here I have enjoyed being able to contribute to our award winning software Mantle®, and also to our investment function together with my main work within the actuarial function.

Every day presents different challenges due to the breadth of work we undertake, this helps keep the job interesting and will also mean that you can develop a wide range of skills.

I have recently qualified as an actuary and benefited greatly from the study support provided by Spence, including study materials, attendance at tutorials and most importantly the support of other colleagues going through the actuarial exams to help develop an effective study plan.

My experience at Spence so far has been great and it has really helped me develop both personally and professionally. I’m excited to see what the future holds here.