Our Story

Valani Global is building a ‘powerhouse of RiskIntegrity and AXIS experts’. We will support Life Insurance companies in achieving their financial modeling goals through our focus on actuarial modeling, insurance company financial reporting and implementations of Moody’s Analytics solutions. We were formed in 2019 joining together a team with a combined 100 years of actuarial experience. Our arrangement with Moody’s is unique. In addition to our Global Partner Alliance Agreement with Moody’s, we can be hired directly by Moody’s for projects. Valani Global has agreed to exclusively provide consulting services for Moody’s risk management solutions including AXIS, AXIS Link and RiskIntegrity.

Our Professionals


Nazir Valani

President & Co-Founder


Nazir Valani, FSA, FCIA, MAAA is President and Cofounder of Valani Global.  He specializes in Moody’s products (AXIS, IFRS17 Link, RiskIntegrity), software conversions, actuarial transformations, appointed actuary work, life products, annuities, CALM, US statutory, and US GAAP.  Prior to Valani Global, Nazir has worked in the insurance industry, and at GGY AXIS.  Nazir started a life actuarial consulting firm and developed it from a one-person shop to the second largest life actuarial practice in Canada.  Nazir received the Society of Actuaries President’s award in 2018 and was featured in their “Society of Achievers” video.


Sarah Valani

Co-Founder & Actuarial Consultant


Sarah Valani is Co-Founder and Actuarial Consultant at Valani Global. She specializes in Moody’s/GGY’s AXIS, IFRS 17, software conversions, actuarial transformations, life products, and annuities. Prior to Valani Global, Sarah worked as a consultant and as well as at an insurance company. Sarah has been heavily involved with the Actuarial Society of Greater New York (ASNY) for several years and currently serves as a board member and Vice President for ASNY. Sarah holds a Honours Bachelor of Mathematics with a Business Specialization and Computer Science minor from the University of Waterloo.


Scott Houghton

Vice President & Consulting Actuary


Scott Houghton, FSA, MAAA is a Vice President & Consulting Actuary at Valani Global.  He specializes in Moody’s/GGY’s AXIS, software conversions, appointed actuary work, life products, annuities, US statutory, US GAAP, and IFRS 17.  Prior to Valani Global, Scott worked for two insurance companies and other consulting firms.  Scott is currently a Council Member and Past President of the Society of Actuaries Modeling Section.


Shari Rowan

Consulting Actuary


Shari has used AXIS for her entire career and specializes in all Moody’s products (AXIS, IFRS17 Link, RiskIntegrity). She has worked in the insurance industry, as an independent consultant and for other consulting firms. Her expertise includes software conversions, actuarial transformations, process improvements, technical documentation and project management. Drawing on this wide range of roles and experience she is able to work with her clients to achieve the best solution for their needs. Shari currently serves as a member of the Youth Education Committee of the Actuarial Foundation of Canada.


Serge Boutet

Consulting Actuary


Serge Boutet has worked directly with AXIS for the last 25 years, including 15 at Moody’s Analytics (GGY), where he helped clients in Canada, Europe and Asia learn and understand how best to use AXIS. He was also responsible for sales of RiskIntegrity IFRS 17 in Canada. During this time, Serge had extensive exposure to the modeling challenges of AXIS users around the world. He also worked as a consulting actuary, doing Appointed Actuary work for Canadian life insurance carriers. Serge holds a bachelor’s degree in Actuarial Science from Laval University, is a fellow of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries and the Society of Actuaries and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.