Yearly Archives: 2019



diciembre 4th, 2019|Categories: Noticies-RISKCENTER|

Nov 22; 2019 On November 22, Guillermo Mir Piorno (IFRS17 senior analyst at Group Reinsurance, Zurich Insurance Company) gave the seminar entitled 'The future of insurance finance information: IFRS 17' within the conference series for students of the Master of Actuarial and Financial Sciences of the University of Barcelona. Link to slides


diciembre 4th, 2019|Categories: Noticies-RISKCENTER|

Nov 20 2019: David Tuesta has participated in a seminar for students of the UB Master in Actuarial Sciences. Under the title "Digitization and pensions in emerging economies" Dr. Tuesta has explained main challenges for the different pension systems in developing countries. In his presentation he has referred to the weight that the gig economy


diciembre 4th, 2019|Categories: Noticies-RISKCENTER|

Nov. 15, 2019: Helena Chuliá organizes a workshop on “Uncertainty propagation across the global economy". This is the final event to conclude a project funded by Fundación Ramon Areces. ( The workshop programme is 12.00 Welcome Helena Chuliá (Universitat de Barcelona and Riskcenter-IREA) 12.05 Uncertainty transmission between digital and traditional currencies Simón Sosvilla Rivero (Universidad


octubre 2nd, 2019|Categories: Noticies-RISKCENTER, UBZurich|

30/09/2019 Sep, 18-20 2019:  the four UB students who won the sixth edition of “The Challenge Program”, visited the headquarters of the Zurich Insurance Group (Switzerland) as part of the ‘Zurich Experience Award 2019’. The ‘Challenge Program’ is an annual education activity organized by the UB Zurich Chair in which students of the Master in


mayo 30th, 2019|Categories: Noticies-RISKCENTER|

June 2019: Lluis Bermúdez and Dimitris Karlis were awarded the XII Insurance Award “Ferran Armengol i Tubau”.   Bermúdez and Karlis were awarded for their contribution to the development of pricing models that consider dependence between components.  The President of the Institut d’Estudis Catalans, the President of the Catalan Economic Society and the CEO of


mayo 28th, 2019|Categories: Noticies-RISKCENTER|

June 2019: Marta Gómez-Puig is the new member-elect of the Technical Advisory Committee of the IBEX-35, which is the main Spanish Stock Index indicator. Prof. Gómez-Puig was selected due to her vast experience in research of financial markets and her high quality publications. The Technical Advisory Committee is responsible for the Indexes and consists of

Symposium 2019 on Social Welfare, Youth and Aging

mayo 22nd, 2019|Categories: UBZurich|

May 27: A symposium on "New applications of the behavioral economy to saving for retirement" will include a talk on the application of behavioural economics to pensions and a round table with experts.     Organized by CÁTEDRA UBZURICH May 27, 2019 Faculty of Economics and Business Classroom 1102 Avda. Diagonal 690     Program


mayo 12th, 2019|Categories: Noticies-RISKCENTER|

Montserrat Guillen received the ICREA Acadèmia award for the second time. This award is granted by the Catalan Institution for Research and Advanced Studies in recognition of the research work by professorsf in Catalan public universities and, at the same time, the award contributes to retaining the research talent within the university system of Catalonia.


abril 1st, 2019|Categories: Highlights, Noticies-RISKCENTER, UBZurich|

Recognition to Industrial PhD Alemar E. Padilla Barreto, Ph D candidate and her co-supervisors Catalina Bolancé and Montserrat Guillen received the award certificate for their contribution to develop an Industrial PhD in the insurance sector. The thesis is entitled “Quantification of the insured's overall risk to improve pricing”. The work is one of the

Actuarial Day 2019

marzo 18th, 2019|Categories: Noticies-RISKCENTER, UBZurich|

ACTUARIAL DAY 2019   March 15, 2019. The 6th edition of the Actuarial Day 2019 was held at the University of Barcelona. The Actuarial Day is the meeting of the Challenge program organized by UBZurich Chair in which participating teams present their concluding results on a business case. In this edition, 12 students from