Lauri Saraste

Director, LocalTapiola (Finland)
Lauri Saraste works as a Director at the life company of LocalTapiola (Finland), responsible for Asset Liability Management (ALM) and Solvency. He is a member of the company management group and is closely linked to the everyday business of LocalTapiola Life, especially on product development, investments, capital management, ALM, reinsurance and company solvency. He has over 18 years’ of experience in the insurance industry, in the life, investment, pensions and reinsurance sectors.

Lauri graduated from the University of Helsinki with a Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Applied Mathematics: Insurance and Finance. He is also a full member of the Actuarial Society of Finland (FASF) and a Certified International Investment Analyst (CIIA). For the past 8 years he has also been active in European insurance development, giving speeches in seminars across the region, having discussions with the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA), and contributing research to the work of the Actuarial Association of Europe (AAE) and Association of Mutual Insurers and Insurance Cooperatives in Europe (AMICE). Also, he is a Member of the EIOPA insurance and reinsurance stakeholder group, Vice-Chair of the AAE insurance committee, Chair of the Finnish actuarial associations’ regulation working group, member of the AMICE prudential regulation working group, and a former president of the Actuarial Society of Finland.