The Chinese Actuarial Network UK (CANUK) is an independent and non-profit organisation committed to provide a networking platform and a communication channel to other Chinese actuarial associations/networks (in the rest of the world) for Chinese actuaries in the UK. It is also dedicated to advise and support Chinese students in the UK, who are interested in the profession through educational as well as social events. Email: CANUK@chineseactuary.org Sina Weibo: Linkedin:
The CANUK Committee
Steven Yu, President
Steven Yang Yu co-manages Redington’s award winning team of quantitative ALM analysts. Joining Redington in 2007, Steven was the second member of the firm’s ALM team, and began his career by helping to build a foundational analytical framework on which to build this core element of Redington’s service offering; In recent years, he has become a member of Redington’s executive committee and influences the firm’s strategic direction. Steven holds an MSc in Actuarial Science from Cass Business School as well as a BA (Hons) in Mathematics from Cambridge University. He is also a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries.
Yan Liu, General Adviser
Yan is a general insurance Actuary with extensive experience of pricing, reserving, capital modelling, forecasting and monitoring of both personal lines and commercial lines of all distribution channels (retail, partnership, broker, telephony, branch and internet). Work closely with the business to deliver competitive advantage through financial insights, improved modelling and actuarial analysis.
Ji Yao, Founding Member, Vice President (UK)
Dr. Ji Yao is a Manager with EY’s EMEIA Insurance Risk and Actuarial Services and a Lecturer in Actuarial Science at the University of Kent, UK. He is a Fellow of Institute of Actuaries (FIA) and a Chartered Enterprise Risk Actuary (CERA). He is one of the founding members and vice president of Chinese Actuarial Network UK.
William Wu, General Secretary
Qi Wen (William) is a qualified actuary and works in the enterprise risk management team within XL Catlin since early 2012. Before XL Catlin he worked primarily in reserving in Aspen. Qi Wen graduate from Imperial College London having obtained an MSci in Mathematics, he then took the MSc Actuarial Science course in Cass Business School in 2008.
Jinnan Tang, Treasurer
Consultant with experience in Life and GI. Currently working at Insight Risk Consulting, focuses include GI pricing, reserving and capital modelling. Jinnan obtained a master’s degree in actuarial management from Cass Business School in 2010 after graduating from Heriot-Watt University in 2009.
Shuyan Liang, Chief Editor
Shuyan Liang is a investment actuary specialising in alternative investment assets. She’s currently working at Freehold Corporation – a start up company. Her main focus is to structure and price alternative investment assets to meet the needs of insurance companies and pension fund. Prior to that, she was with RiskFirst (another start-up), helping clients develop risk management and asset liability hedging strategies in their defined benefit pension schemes. Shuyan holds an MSc in Risk and Stochastics from London School of Economics (LSE) as well as a BA in Actuairal Science and Risk Management from Renmin University in China. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries.
Yu Fan, Event Co-ordinator
Yu Fan is a Commercial Pricing Analyst who works in RSA Group. Previously he had worked in China Taiping Insurance UK on Solvency II and reserving. Yu Fan graduated from London School of Economics and went on to complete a master degree at CASS business school
Atong Mu, IT Development
Atong is an actuarial assistant manager at Grant Thornton. Atong has more than five years’ working experience in general insurance pricing and capital modelling when he was working at Direct Lind Group previously. Atong is a nearly qualified actuary at IFoA. He is an Economics & Mathematics graduate from London School of Economics (LSE). He was the vice-president of the Chinese Student and Scholars Association (CSSA) in 2007 at LSE.
Huayin Liu, Communication
Huayin works as a portfolio manager and trader with responsibility for RGA’s EMEA portfolios. Before joining RGA in October 2014, he spent seven years working in various roles in both ALM and Investment Manager research team at Redington, with a focus on fixed income assets and insurance linked strategies. Huayin holds an MSc in Actuarial Finance from Imperial College, London, a BSc in Actuarial Mathematics and Statistics from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh.
Simon Yeung, Student Support
Simon is a FIA with 18 years’ experience. Simon has extensive practical insurance experience including pricing, reserving, capital modelling and underwriting matters, having worked at a senior level in both industry and consultancy roles. Over the years he has consistently applied his analytic skills in developing original solutions to complex challenges. Simon is also experienced at providing Skilled Person Review, for example, he managed the S166 for a large insurer in 2012 for the FSA. In addition, Simon assisted the Financial Reporting Council to investigate the conduct of actuaries, who were involved in the audit and external reserving of a Lloyd’s syndicate, during 2012/2013.
Haijing Wang, Founding Member, Vice President (China)
Xie Wan (Founding Member, 2011 – 2016)
Maggie Meng (Treasurer, 2013 – 2016)
Feifei Zhang (Founding President 2011 – 2015)
Susan Yang (Founding Member, General Secretary 2013 – 2015)
Alex Yu Pei (Founding Member)
Ziqi Zhu (Founding Member, China Vice President 2011 – 2013)
Tony Yutian Chen (Founding Member, Newsletter Editor 2011 – 2013)