Nov, 22 2017: The VidaCaixa-UB insurance award is an annual prize given to the best master thesis in the Master of Actuarial and Financial Sciences of the University of Barcelona. The winner thesis in the 10th edition was ‘Big Data of social networks: Personality traits as an explanatory variable in GLM models for insurance claim counts’, authored by the student Andrés Santiago Durán Proaño and supervised by Catalina Bolancé  (Riskcenter, UB).

The ceremony 10th edition of the VidaCaixa-UB insurance awards was held at the CaixaForum Barcelona on the 22nd of November. The welcoming address was given by Jesus García (Human resources director, VidaCaixa) and Ramon Alemany (Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Business, UB). Ismael Moreno (VidaCaixa) and Miguel Santolino (Director of the Actuarial and Financial Sciences Master program, UB) participated in the event. At the end of the event a cocktail was served and a guided tour of the exhibition of Andy Warhol was offered.