Vice President & Actuary
Candace Cooper joined Manufacturers Life Insurance Company in Toronto in 1999 as an Actuarial Associate and has since progressed through roles of increasing responsibility within the company. In 2016 Ms. Cooper was appointed Vice President & Actuary of Manufacturers P & C Limited. Ms. Cooper also currently serves as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Manufacturers Life Reinsurance Limited, the affiliated life reinsurance operation for Manulife’s Asian business.
In her current role Ms. Cooper is responsible for the actuarial functions of the Barbados-based companies. She is accountable for the design, pricing and negotiation of all new affiliate reinsurance transactions for the Manulife’s life operations in Barbados, amending existing treaties, and monitoring the performance of the affiliate reinsurance treaties. Her duties also include the risk management and investment management of the life business.
Ms. Cooper has held actuarial roles in a variety of Manulife’s businesses, including life insurance, retirement plan services and sponsored marketing, in both Canadian and U.S. markets. She also spent many years in Manulife’s capital management function where she was responsible for local capital oversight, regulatory capital filings and company-wide stress tests and quantitative studies.
Ms. Cooper holds a Double Honours Bachelor of Mathematics degree in Actuarial Science and Statistics from the University of Waterloo, Canada. She is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries and a Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries.