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Brittany Bai

FSA, FCIA, CERA, [IFRI Certified]
Consulting Actuary

 

Brittany is a Consulting Actuary at Valani Global, specializing in model design and transformation using Moody’s/GGY’s AXIS actuarial software. Her expertise spans life insurance product management, pricing, reinsurance, experience studies, and assumption development.

Before joining Valani Global, Brittany was the Individual Pricing & Product Management manager at a Canadian mutual company. She spearheaded various product and pricing initiatives and a significant system migration project. While working in Corporate Actuarial at a Canadian life insurance company, Brittany gained diverse experience in LICAT, IFRS 17 transition, Risk Integrity, and Predictive Modeling. At Canada Life Re, she was responsible for finding reinsurance solutions for life insurers.

Brittany earned a Bachelor of Mathematics from the University of Waterloo, majoring in Actuarial Science & Statistics, with a minor in Computer Science. She is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries, a Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries, and a Chartered Enterprise Risk Analyst.

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bbai@valaniglobal.com

"I built my first actuarial model from scratch in 2017 while working at an Insurance company. I enjoyed finding the most efficient way to set up the model and found it rewarding when I was able to generate the desired calculations and reports."

How did you begin your journey into actuarial science?
I’ve always excelled at math and felt passionate about it. When I took a career assessment in high school, I discovered Actuarial Science. After some research, I realized it was the perfect fit for me to use my skills in a practical way to solve real-world problems.

What led you to Actuarial modeling?
I built my first actuarial model from scratch in 2017 while working at an Insurance company. I enjoyed finding the most efficient way to set up the model and found it rewarding when I was able to generate the desired calculations and reports.

What’s your background in AXIS?
I began using AXIS as a co-op student and was amazed by the software’s ability to support various product features and assumptions and handle complex calculations. Since then, I’ve worked with AXIS in several departments, addressing different business needs from Pricing to Valuation and reinsurance to direct insurance.

Why did you join Valani Global?
I had the pleasure of working with some Valani Global consultants previously and knew they were experienced, knowledgeable, and highly skilled. I was excited to join the team and contribute to its success. Valani Global’s emphasis on actuarial modeling and problem-solving aligns perfectly with my professional interests and goals.

Why should clients hire Valani Global?
Valani Global has an excellent reputation in the actuarial industry for its strong client relationships and expertise in AXIS modeling and financial reporting. We have a fantastic team of consultants with diverse experiences and unique skill sets, ready to help clients find the best solutions for their needs.

What skill set do you bring to the Valani team?
My greatest assets are my technical skills, ability to learn quickly, and commitment to delivering quality work. My experience leading large-scale projects has helped me develop excellent time and people management, and communication skills for actuaries and non-actuaries.

How are you involved in the actuarial community?
 I’ve mentored co-op students and junior analysts new to Actuarial Science, offering them career and study advice, and I plan to volunteer as an exam grader with the Society of Actuaries.🟦

 

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