Joel Baker
President and CEO, MSA Research Inc.

Joel Baker has devoted his career to the insurance industry, gaining expertise as one of Canada’s leading authorities on insurance industry analytics.

In 2004, he founded MSA Research Inc., the renowned analytical research and financial publishing firm entrusted to provide independent, accurate research and analysis to all those who have a stake in the Canadian insurance industry. MSA Research Inc.’s clients include the overwhelming majority of Canada’s insurers, reinsurers, brokers, reinsurance brokerages, risk managers, industry associations, regulators, investment bankers and equity analysts.

Joel began his career in the insurance industry with the Sun Alliance Insurance Company of Canada, now part of RSA Canada. In 1994, recognition of his analytical capabilities resulted in him being offered the position of General Manager with the Canadian rating agency, TRAC Insurance Services Ltd., which he led until 1999. When the company was acquired by A.M. Best, he led A.M. Best Canada for four more years, during which time he was heavily involved in the rating process of property and casualty insurers, as well as life insurance companies.

Joel’s depth of understanding of the Canadian insurance industry makes him frequently called upon to comment on industry results. He is often quoted on his unique perspective of the industry.

It was Joel’s commitment to the industry that prompted him to create a forum in which all of Canada’s insurance leaders could unite to share ideas, insights and initiatives that would strengthen the country’s property and casualty insurance industry. In 2007, he launched the National Insurance Conference of Canada (NICC) , which has quickly become the Canadian P&C industry’s pre-eminent leadership forum. The highly anticipated 12th annual NICC will be held at the Hilton Lac Leamy in Gatineau-Ottawa, QC from October 10-12, 2018..

The fourth annual International Cyber Risk Management Conference (ICRMC) brings together an unparalleled gathering of professionals, expertise and timely content that represents the broad spectrum of the global cyber risk challenge. The 2018 ICRMC will take place April 11-12, 2018 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

Joel Baker is a Chartered Insurance Professional (CIP). He has an M.Sc. in Statistics and Stochastic processes (1991) and a B.Sc. in Mathematics (1989). Joel is a member of CFA Institute, The International Insurance Society, The Toronto CFA Society, The Insurance Institute of Canada and The Canadian Insurance Accountants Association.