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Wayne Tao, FSA

Consulting Actuary

Wayne is a Consulting Actuary at Valani Global. He specializes in model design, transformation, and validation using Moody’s/GGY’s AXIS actuarial software. He is also skilled in data analytics and visualization. Prior to joining Valani Global, he worked at a consulting firm where he helped clients with model conversion, assumption development, and financial reporting for life, health, and annuity products.

Wayne is an Associate of the Society of Actuaries. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Actuarial Science and Statistics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

 

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“As an actuarial consultant, I was part of many large, data-intensive transformation projects, working closely with technology and data teams. Modeling projects were my favorite

How did you begin your journey into actuarial science?

As an undergrad, I loved statistics, mathematics, finance, and computer science. When I learned that Actuarial Science is at the intersection of many of these fields, I discovered it would be an excellent fit for me.

What led you to Actuarial modeling?

 As an actuarial consultant, I was part of many large, data-intensive transformation projects, working closely with technology and data teams. Modeling projects were my favorite because I am passionate about designing and automating processes and enjoy working with data. 

What’s your background in AXIS?

I’ve worked on a number of AXIS transformation projects in the past 4 years,  performing designing and validation for both life and health insurance products. 

Why did you join Valani Global?

I worked on AXIS projects with several actuaries before they joined Valani Global. They were great to work with and highly knowledgeable in modelling. It’s no surprise that Valani Global has an excellent reputation in the industry. When I joined,  I remember feeling incredibly excited to be a part of the team and have the opportunity to contribute and collaborate.

Why should clients hire Valani Global?

 I think that companies must establish effective data approaches as the industry implements accounting changes. Clients should hire Valani Global because we have a proven track record of delivering the best solutions for our clients. Our team has the expertise and commitment to help clients tackle complex challenges and achieve their goals. 🟦