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Natalie Huang

ASA, [IFRI Certified]
Actuarial Consultant

Natalie is a Actuarial Consultant at Valani Global. She specializes in model design, transformation, modernization, and validation using Moody’s/GGY’s AXIS actuarial software.

Prior to joining Valani Global, she worked at a consulting firm helping clients with various transformation projects from end-to-end, including data transformation, assumption implementation, model optimization, financial impact analysis, and report generation for life and annuity products. She has additional experience in audit and financial reporting for insurance companies.
Natalie is an Associate of the Society of Actuaries. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Actuarial Science from SUNY Binghamton University.

 

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nhuang@valaniglobal.com 

After having worked in different stages of model build for a variety of clients, I’ve developed the necessary experience to help the team visualize alternative modeling options and build custom solutions.

How did you begin your journey into actuarial science?
As a student, I always held a high appreciation for academic mathematics and the problem-solving nature of the business world. So when introduced to the idea that I could major in actuarial science during my undergraduate studies, it felt like a natural fit because I could pursue a career that combined both of my interests.

What led you to Actuarial modeling?
Early in my career as an actuarial consultant, I was introduced to actuarial modeling as a service. I was part of a team of actuaries, helping our clients understand the underlying principles of insurance products and introduce best practices into their models. Solving these puzzles and providing my clients with good models was very rewarding and quickly became the focus of my interest.

What’s your background in AXIS?
Over the past four years of AXIS modeling, I’ve worked with life and annuity models, helping clients prepare, develop, and implement AXIS models and model modernization. I have worked with AXIS models in end-to-end transformation projects, improving efficiency and communication around the models and implementing best practices.

Why did you join Valani Global?
I joined Valani Global knowing that I strongly aligned with the company’s commitment to fostering a great team culture in which the actuaries are encouraged to collaborate and help each other so that we could focus on leaving clients with great products.

Several of our team members also wanted to work at Valani Global for similar reasons. I think this consensus speaks volumes about the company’s values and focus. 

I have been constantly encouraged by the opportunities to contribute, collaborate, and create a great working environment that helps us reach our goals as service providers, as a team, and as individuals seeking career progression.

Why should clients hire Valani Global?
Valani Global’s commitment to the team’s culture translates well to the quality of service we provide. As a cohesive and highly skilled group of actuaries, our team will work hard to build robust models and effective deliverables for our clients. 

What skillset do you bring to the Valani team?
No single unique modeling solution fits all companies or products from start to finish. Each project needs a custom solution. After having worked in different stages of model build for a variety of clients, I’ve developed the necessary experience to help the team visualize alternative modeling options and build custom solutions.

How are you involved in the actuarial community?
I have had the opportunity to co-author industry papers and co-present at a Society of Actuaries meeting. Building upon and sharing our knowledge is crucial for collaboration and progression amongst actuaries. 🟦