Shari Rowan, FSA, FCIA
Shari is a dedicated actuarial consultant at Valani Global. She specializes in Moody’s products (AXIS, IFRS 17 Link, RI)
for software conversions, actuarial transformations, process improvements, technical documentation, and project management. She has spent her career as an actuarial consultant for well known actuarial practices, as well as on her own, where she exercised her talents as Lead Architect and modeler for AXIS conversions, and as Project Manager.
Shari holds a Bachelor of Science (Honors) degree in Actuarial Science from Western University. She is involved with the Actuarial Foundation of Canada as a member of the Youth Education Committee. Shari is a Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries and a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries.
How did you begin your journey into actuarial science?
I always loved math, but my decision to pursue actuarial science only happened after taking theory of interest and life contingencies courses at university.
What led you to Actuarial modeling?
I discovered my passion for actuarial modeling very early on in my career when I was leading the conversion the conversion of all actuarial models to AXIS for a fraternal benefit society here in Toronto. Seeing this project through to successful completion helped me realize that my true passion lies in model design and building.
What's your background in AXIS?
It has been exciting to AXIS evolve over time. I can remember when updates were done by floppy disk. The system is continually being updated to add new modules, more processing power, and other functionality that supports new reporting requirements and changes to product design features.
Why did you join Valani Global?
I have been using AXIS for my entire career and have a passion for modeling and design, and at Valani Global, I get to be part of a team that has a solid reputation for providing quality work with integrity.
Why should clients hire Valani Global?
At Valani Global, we bring years of experience to the table. If we have not already done an assignment exactly like what you need, most likely we've had experience with many similar aspects and that gives us the tools and expertise we need to help your organization. We have a reputation for working alongside our clients and together accomplishing goals. Our collaborative nature means that we work well internally and ensure you have access to expertise across our entire team.
What skillset do you bring to the Valani team?
I bring to Valani Global an extensive toolkit of AXIS solutions from past experience on a broad range of projects. I've always had a natural curiosity to seek out solutions to new challenges and to ensure I'm staying current on best practices.