Who we are

The Team


With a unique blend of actuarial expertise, software architecture and mathematical programming skills and a deep industry understanding, our team works closely with clients to deliver easy-to-use, accurate and actionable modeling solutions.


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  • Investment Consulting


    Christopher Squirrell

    MA FIA

    Founder and CEO




    Head of ALM modelling and stochastic valuation, Aon Consulting


    Principal Investment Consultant, Aon Hewitt



    Understand investment problems

    Build efficient analytical models
    in matlab

    Clear UI for clients to understand
    the analys

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    E chris@sciurusanalytics.com

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  • software architecture


    John Walley

    Chief Software Engineer




    MathWorks Sales Engineer

    Redgate Product Manager



    Best practice software development

    Interactive web dashboards




    Ian Hemming

    Commercial Director




    CEO, Informa Telecoms & Media

    CEO, Ovum



    Marketing & Sales

    Business Planning & Strate

    ​ y


    T  +44 (0)7768 774 3





  • infrastructure and deployment


    William Norman-Walker

    Systems Engineer




    Flextrade, Fidessa, ABN Amro, UBS



    Maintain and develop the testing and deployment frameworks

    Integrate delivery to client systems


  • Client Solutions


    Dr María José Freeman,

    Statistical modelling and analytics




    University of California Berkeley


    Model design and calibration

    Academic oversight, publication and liaison

  • Client Solutions


    Eddy Barnard
    MSc MPhil

    Actuarial Modeller




    Solvency II modelling at Prudential



    Model development

    User testi

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    Francis Norton

    Research Engineer




    Intelligent Environments

    Technical Author



    Prototyping and developing new ide

    ​ s


    T  +44 (0)7710 864 7





  • Graphic Design


    Alisdair King

    Freelance Design Director




    Head of Design, Adventis PLC



    Attractive and intuitive user interface

    Easy to read model design

  • Fintech know-how


    Mark Perera

    Director Old St Labs





    Procurement Leaders



    Support with all aspects of running the business

    Robust framework for building a successful fintech enterprise


  • Software Architecture


    Dr Aly Kassam
    MSc D Phil

    Director Quantitative Support




    Barcap trading systems

    Mathworks Finance Engineer



    Clean modern implementation

    Graphical web delivery of Matlab’s numerical capability


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Our Vision and Values


We created Financial Canvas because we recognized that there is a disconnect between the accuracy, reliability and usability of analytic spreadsheets and models and what the business users really need to perform financial analysis.


In response, we have built a team and designed a software solution that helps users within pension schemes, investment funds and wealth managers formulate the right analytics and models for their lines of enquiry.


We ensure that every client project that we deliver reflects our core values:

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Our partners



APR can provide us with high quality actuarial staff on demand to supplement our team of actuaries and developers.  The team at APR can also help other organisations to create the analytics they need more quickly and efficiently using Financial Canvas.



Being a MathWorks Connections Partner gives us enhanced access to the MathWorks team and upcoming software releases to support the development of Financial Canvas.

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The output from SuperVal, Equiniti's market-leading valuation software, can be connected directly to Financial Canvas providing online access to the valuation results supplemented by our exciting suite of pension risk modelling tools.




Voluntary Organisations


Financial Canvas seek to improve the quality of data and modelling in financial services and actively support the following organisations:



Transparency Task Force

Data Group


We are an informal but influential forum dedicated to encouraging greater transparency in financial services, right around the world.


We believe that high levels of transparency are a prerequisite for fairer, safer and more efficient financial services markets that are more likely to deliver better value-for-money.



Institute of Actuaries

Modelling, Analytics and Insights from Data Working Party


Helping to keep the institute of actuaries at the forefront of analytics to understand risk.



Institute of Actuaries

Pragmatic Stochastic Reserving Working Party


The Pragmatic Stochastic Reserving Working Party researches the stochastic reserving methods available to general insurance reserving actuaries with the aim of agreeing a diverse selection of stochastic reserving techniques which will form the focus of the Working Party's subsequent research.





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We are a team of technical experts with actuarial, programming and business experience, and we’re excited that our view of what makes analytics a powerful investment tool is resonating with an increasing number of clients.


We are focused on getting bigger and better; we are growing fast and we are ambitious.






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Financial Canvas is a registered trademark
of Sciurus Analytics


Wimbledon Tech Campus,
35 Wimbledon Hill Road SW19 7NB




   +44 (0)7930 131 550

Financial Canvas is a registered financial

product of Sciurus Analytics

Wimbledon Tech Campus,

35 Wimbledon Hill Road, London SW19 7NB


E info@sciurusanalytics.com

T +44 (0)7930 131 550