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 www.ub.edu/rfa/docs/GuillermoMir2019.pdf
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
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. (https://www.fundacionareces.es/fundacionareces/en/) 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
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
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
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
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.
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 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
Nov, 28 2018: The VidaCaixa-UB insurance award is an annual prize given to the best master thesis in the Master of Actuarial and Finance of the University of Barcelona. The winner thesis in the 11th edition was ‘Reflection Asymmetric Copulas with Tail Dependence’, authored by Miquel Sánchez Costa and supervised by Catalina Bolancé (Riskcenter, UB).