Why did you decide to become an actuary?


Sherry Chan (Chief Actuary for the City of New York)

Sherry Chan, Chief Actuary for the City of New York, talks with Sarder TV correspondent, Tracey Fitzpatrick, about her career and her current job. She discusses how her passion for math combined with a desire to contribute to society led to her job overseeing the New York City Office of the Actuary.


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Sherry Chan

Chief Actuary for the City of New York

Chosen unanimously by New York City elected officials and union presidents in the Spring of 2015, Sherry Chan, FSA, EA, MAAA, FCA, is the 5th Chief Actuary in the 100+ year history of New York City and one of the highest ranked Asian-American officials in the City’s Administration. In her role, Ms. Chan provides technical expertise to the City’s five retirement systems and pension funds. Ms. Chan was selected as a 2019 Crain’s NY 40 Under 40, a 2018 Geoffrey Heywood Young Consulting Actuary Award recipient from the International Association of Consulting Actuaries, and a 2017 City & State 40 under 40 Rising Star of New York City.

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