Valani Global, Actuarial Leader, Acquires MSA Research
“The synergy between the three companies solidifies our position as a one-stop shop for actuarial services.”
Nazir Valani, CEO & Co-Founder of Valani Global
Founded in 2003, MSA Research is an independent, impartial research firm focusing on Canada’s insurance market. It serves as the primary source of financial data for 95% of the Canadian insurance sector through its MSA Researcher Platform. Additionally, MSA hosts premier executive-level events in the property and casualty (P&C) insurance industry, including The National Insurance Conference of Canada (NICC), InsurTech North, and CatIQ Connect.
“This acquisition combines MSA’s strong market presence with Valani Global’s expertise in the life, health and P&C insurance sectors, enhancing our IFRS-17 capabilities. We are excited to join Valani Global, which recently expanded its team by acquiring P&C actuarial firm JSCP (J. S. Cheng & Partners Inc.). Valani Global has a robust team of 38 actuarial professionals across Canada and the U.S., including 29 fully qualified actuaries and 8 associates.”
Joel Baker, CEO of MSA
MSA aims to equip Canadian insurance professionals with comprehensive financial data, advanced analytics, and collaborative industry opportunities.
Among MSA’s diverse clientele are:
– A majority of Canada’s P&C insurers
– Global reinsurers
– Numerous life insurance companies
– Reinsurance and primary brokers
– Audit and actuarial firms
– Regulatory bodies and government agencies
– Rating agencies
– Consulting firms
– Industry associations
– Industry suppliers
– Investment banks and equity analysts
Valani Global sees the addition of MSA as a significant boost in offering comprehensive actuarial solutions to clients, further integrating its services with those of the recently acquired JSCP.
With MSA now part of the Valani Global family, we further our commitment to delivering unparalleled value to our clients. Valani Global, JSCP, and MSA continue to focus on innovation, meeting client objectives, and delivering high-quality projects, all underscored by diligent risk and scope management.
About Valani Global
Valani Global is a leading actuarial modeling and financial reporting firm specializing in providing comprehensive actuarial solutions across various sectors.
About MSA Research
Founded in 2003, MSA Research is a Canadian analytical research firm with a primary focus on the Canadian insurance market. It aims to equip industry professionals with the tools and knowledge needed to succeed.
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