Riskcenter researchers awarded XIII Edad&Vida Higinio Raventós prize

octubre 5th, 2016|Categories: Highlights, Noticies-RISKCENTER|

Sep. 29 2016: During the annual dinner of Fundació Edad&Vida, the researcher of UB Riskcenter received the prize for a study on "Strategies for Managing Savings after Retirement". This analysis will consider pay-out schemes around the world. Comparisons will be made for Spain, USA, Japan, Latinamerican and European countries. One of the outputs is the design of personalized guides to assess retired

Big data for insurance

septiembre 10th, 2016|Categories: Noticies-RISKCENTER|

Arthur Charpentier (Université du Québec, Université de Rennes I) talks on big data and predictive modeling for actuarial science and risk management The lecture can be followed via streaming. A limited number of seats is available at UB (Sala de graus) for interested participants. Contact:

Workshop on Economic Assessment on Bodily Injuries in Motor Claims

junio 10th, 2016|Categories: Noticies-RISKCENTER, UBZurich|

The Workshop on Economic Assessment on Bodily Injuries in Motor Claims was held as part of the Barcelona Insurance and Risk Management Summer School 2015, organized by Riskcenter at UB. More than 40 participants attended the sessions on law reforms in Spain. More information can be provided about the event.

Arelly Ornelas defended her PhD Thesis

junio 10th, 2016|Categories: Noticies-RISKCENTER|

Jul. 17 2015: Arelly Ornelas, PhD in Statistics, defended her thesis on mortality and longevity for insured populations in Mexico. External members of the jury were Prof. Ana Debon (UPV) and Prof. Monica Becue (UPC). She proposed ways to address unisex lifetables. Related implementations in R can be found here .

Jaume Belles-Sampera defended his PhD Thesis.

junio 10th, 2016|Categories: Noticies-RISKCENTER, UBZurich|

Jaume Belles-Sampera, PhD in Business, defended his thesis on quantitative risk assessment, aggregation functions and capital allocation problems. External members of the jury were Prof. Jose Maria Sarabia (Univ. Cantabria), Prof. Jan Dhaene (Univ. Leuven, KUL) and Prof. Andreas Tsanakas (City University London). He proposed ways to identify attitudes in new risk measures. Implementations in

Royal Academy of Economics and Finance new numerary member

junio 10th, 2016|Categories: Noticies-RISKCENTER|

Prof. Montserrat Guillén is named Numerary Academic of the Royal Academy of Economics and Finance. She gave the acceptance lecture "Risk and Insurance in Economics" where she highlighted the singularity of this field of study and the need to enforce econometrics, the part of economics that develops statistical models, into a new era where big

Steven Vanduffel seminar on “Assessing Model Risk”

junio 10th, 2016|Categories: Noticies-RISKCENTER|

Steven Vanduffel gave a Seminar entitled “Assessing Model Risk”. Vanduffel spoke about the risk assessment of high dimensional portfolios, a core task in the regulation of financial institution. Besides the difficulties in the estimation of the joint distribution of the portfolios, there is not a consensus on quantifying model risk. A natural way could be

Barcelona Risk & Analytics BRA Young Research Workshop

junio 10th, 2016|Categories: Noticies-RISKCENTER|

Barcelona Risk & Analytics Young Research Workshop was held at Institut d’Estudis Catalans on November 25, 2015. More information on the programme, abstracts and schedule can be found at Barcelona Risk & Analytics.