With more than 40 years of experience, Sylvain is an expert in most facets of life and health insurance actuarial consulting and his expertise crosses international borders. A Principal in the firm, Sylvain joined Eckler in 1992.

Sylvain specializes in start-ups, strategic planning, enterprise risk management, financial reporting, dynamic capital adequacy testing, and product design and pricing. Throughout his career, Sylvain has acted as Appointed Actuary with many life and health insurers in Canada, the US, and the Caribbean. Since 2005, he has gained extensive experience in the international high net worth individuals (HNWIs) market for life insurance products. More recently, he has broadened his expertise to include Takaful insurance. His clients span the globe from Canada to the Caribbean, Europe, Asia, and the United States.

A technology innovator, Sylvain developed Eckler’s business for web-based illustration and administration systems for life insurance and is responsible for EASy™, the firm’s proprietary financial services software. Our web-based solutions include ingenius™ (illustration and administration system for HNWIs life insurance), elegant™ (modern pension administration system), espace™ (cloud-based collaboration tool), among others.

Sylvain graduated from Laval University in Québec City. His professional qualifications include FCIA, FSA, MAAA. He is also an Affiliate Member of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries, as well as a Full Member of the Caribbean Actuarial Association. Sylvain provides actuarial consulting services in both English and French.

Areas of Expertise

  • Actuarial appraisals
  • Asset liability management
  • Dynamic capital adequacy testing
  • Embedded values
  • Enterprise risk management
  • External peer review
  • Financial reporting
  • Insurance company de-mutalization
  • Traditional and non-traditional life insurance product design and pricing
  • Health, annuity and disability product design and pricing
  • Reinsurance negotiations
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Derivative insurance products
  • High Net Worth Individuals (HNWIs) life insurance market
  • Family Takaful (Shari’ah-compliant life insurance)
  • Longevity risk
  • Actuarial software development
  • Web-based life insurance illustration and administration systems

Professional Qualifications

Professional Qualifications
  • Université Laval – Bachelor in Actuarial Science
  • Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries (FCIA)
  • Fellow of the Society of Actuaries (FSA)
  • Member of the American Academy of Actuaries (MAAA)
  • Member of the Caribbean Actuarial Association (CAA)
  • Affiliate Member of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) in the UK