On May 16th, George & Bell Consulting hosted a party to celebrate the retirement and many career accomplishments of Harry Satanove. After almost 35 years in the actuarial business, Harry has decided it’s time to hang up his hat on an illustrious career in pensions and investments. He plans to spend more time with his family and travel with Elspeth Flood, his wife, and long-time business partner.

After working for national consulting firms, in 1999 Harry started his own firm with Elspeth: Satanove & Flood. Harry built up an impressive roster of clients over the years and then, in 2013, out of concern for the future well-being of his clients and as his retirement loomed, he sought out a partner for a transition, not only for him, but for his clients as well.  As a result, he joined the ranks of George & Bell Consulting where he has slowly handed over the reins to our team. It is obvious that Harry cared deeply for the clients and the relationships he developed over the years.  We aspire to fill the big shoes he leaves behind.

Harry has been active within the actuarial and investment profession for many years, having served on the Society of Actuaries’ Education and Examination Committee and Committee on Papers, and the Canadian Institute of Actuaries’ Committee on Economic Statistics, Task Force on Pension Plan Coverage and Elections Committee. He is currently on the Committee on Investment Practice and has also served on the Board of the Association of Canadian Pension Management. Harry has been a regular speaker at industry events and has written articles for industry magazines, including Benefits Canada, Benefits & Pensions Monitor and the Canadian Investment Review.

We wish Harry all the best as he and Elspeth head to France this week to begin this new phase in their lives. It has been a pleasure to work with Harry and we look forward to providing his clients with the same level of service excellence they have grown accustomed to under Harry’s sage guidance.


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Jeremy Bell, Harry Satanove, Brendan George and Greg Heise