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Maher, James

Firm: EY Financial Services
Position: Partner and Head of Insurance
Address: EY Building Harcourt Centre Harcourt Street Dublin 2
Phone: + 353 1 221 2117
Fax: + 353 1 475 0599
Personal URL:

Special Areas:

Capital and risk management for insurance and reinsurance companies


Strategic and operational reviews
Hedging and risk management of guarantees
Solvency II implementation


James Maher is a Partner in EY's Financial Services Organisation, having joined the European Actuarial Services practice in September 2010. He is head of both Insurance and Actuarial Services for Financial Services in Ireland. James has over 20 years' experience in reinsurance, delivering innovative risk solutions to clients throughout Europe and beyond.

James is a seasoned insurance professional leading our insurance practice in Ireland. James specialises in strategically motivated initiatives for our clients responding to regulatory change, commercial pressures and the changing landscape for insurance. As a risk and actuarial professional James takes a leading role with our reinsurance clients and key global reinsurance accounts.


J. Maher, J. Corrigan, A. Bentley and W. Diffey (2012). An executive's handbook for understanding and risk managing unit linked guarantees. British Actuarial Journal, 17, pp 71-125. doi:10.1017/S1357321712000013.


BA in Management Science and Industrial System Studies from Trinity College and a diploma in Corporate Governance from UCD.


Fellow of the Society of Actuaries in Ireland and the Actuarial Profession in the UK