NU Online News Service, Feb. 3, 9:43 a.m. – Watson Wyatt Insurance and Financial Services Inc., Boston, a unit of Watson Wyatt Worldwide, Washington, has acquired a major life actuarial consulting practice from IBM Business Consulting Services, a unit of IBM Corp., Armonk, N.Y.

The actuarial consulting practice was once part of PricewaterhouseCoopers L.L.P., New York. IBM acquired it when it acquired the consulting arm of PricewaterhouseCoopers in October 2002.