Serge Boutet, FSA, FCIA, CFA
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.

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How did you begin your journey into actuarial science?
I was looking for a university program that centered around math when a friend of mine suggested Actuarial Science. I had no idea what Actuarial science was but I decided to give it a try. That lucky turn of events was my introduction to a very challenging and satisfying career.

What led you to Actuarial modeling?
After graduating, I worked on several projects that involved various programs and spreadsheets. It became painfully obvious that complex problems were very difficult to solve without the use of good models and that good models were difficult to build. When I started working with AXIS, I realized how much of an impact it could have on the quality and accuracy of the work of Actuaries and on the financial health of life insurers. With AXIS I was able to solve complex problems.

What's your background in AXIS?
AXIS has really adapted to the work environment of Actuaries and insurance organizations around the world. And it continues to do so by evolving into being an evermore comprehensive and strategic solution that is being offered to our clients.

Why did you join Valani Global?
I joined Valani Global because of the people. This is a group of experienced and dedicated professionals who are experts at Actuarial modeling using AXIS and Risk Integrity IFRS17. They’re bright, they’re curious, and they care about creating work that is valuable for their clients. I find this very inspiring.

Why should clients hire Valani Global?
What drew me to work at Valani Global, is what I think attracts our customers and that is a real passion for going above and beyond.

What skillset do you bring to the Valani team?
Over the last 20 years, I have worked with life insurers and reinsurers all over the world, mostly as a Moody’s Analytics representative. I’ve seen their circumstances, discussed their challenges, and studied the problems they face. I’ve personally experienced some of those situations as an appointed actuary. I was at the forefront of the development of AXIS and Risk Integrity IFRS17. I know how they work and I know what they can do. At Valani Global, we use this knowledge to help build models that are adapted to our client's circumstances and offer advice that will optimize them.