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UBZurich business case study 2018
Feb. 13 2018: On Tuesday, February 13th, the 5th edition of the UBZurich Challenge program was launched. As part of the Challenge program, students of the Master in Actuarial and Finance Science of the University of Barcelona are invited to participate in a business case study. The aim of the business case is to provide an opportunity for students to apply their skills on a real world problem.

The business case of the 5th edition of the Challenge program is entitled ‘Digital Life Insurance’. A total of 17 students grouped in five teams participate in this edition. Experts from Life Insurance of Zurich Spain will guide and assist the teams over the course of four weeks. Teams will work on the case study during this time and present their results in the UBZurich Actuarial Day that will be held on Friday, March 16th, 2018.

 

Kick-off: The Challenge Project (Fourth Edition)
Feb. 07 2017: On Tuesday, February 7th, the Kick-off of the 4th edition of the Challenge Project (year 2017) took place in classroom 109 of the Faculty of Economics and Business (University of Barcelona). The experts from Human Resources and Underwriting GI of Zurich Spain are in charge of this new activity.

18 students of the Master in Actuarial and Finance Science (UB) participate in this training action. The program develops along February and March, 2017.

 

Fifth Edition of UB Actuarial Science Master
The University of Barcelona has launched the fifth edition of the of the Master in Actuarial Science in the academic year 2016/2017 of the Master in Actuarial Science, which provides professional and training research for actuaries and risk managers. The master pursues to increase the program internationalization including English taught courses. In the second-year master, students take the specialization courses. Courses of the advanced track will be in English from academic year 2017/2018 onwards.

 

Kick-off: The Challenge Project (Third Edition)

On Tuesday, February 9th, the Kick-off of the 3rd edition of the Challenge Project (year 2016) took place in classroom 102 of the Faculty of Economics and Business (University of Barcelona). The experts from Human Resources and Life staff of Zurich Spain are in charge of this new activity. 14 students of the Master in Actuarial and Finance Science (UB) participate in this training action. The program develops along February and March, 2016.

 

Fourth Edition of UB Actuarial Science Master

The University of Barcelona has launched the fourth course in the academic year 2015/2016 of the Master in Actuarial Science, which provides professional and training research for actuaries and risk managers. The good results of the previous editions have increased the number of students enrolled in the fourth course, with students from Catalonia, and also from different parts of Spain and other countries. More than 30 professors are involved. The Master has already established collaboration agreements with companies in the insurance and financial sector to conduct internships. One goal is to continue expanding the number of cooperation agreements within this sector.

 

Workshop: Effective Presentations

On 17th February and 17th March 2015, J. Gorina (Zurich Spain Human Resource Department) conducted a workshop about main skills related to speaking in public. This course was aimed at the students of the second year of the Master in Actuarial and Finance Science.

 

Course: Insurance Leaders of the Future

During the second week of February 2015, Module 8 of the course entitled Portfolio Management has been taught as part of the program ILF, designed by UBriskcenter in collaboration with UB-IL3 Institute of Lifelong Learning.

 

Course kick-off: Insurance Leaders of the Future

Since July 2013, a Zurich senior staff team is conducting the training program Insurance Leaders of the Future, designed by UBriskcenter members in collaboration with UB-IL3 Institute of Lifelong Learning. The program of 18 ECTS, has an innovative learning format and aims to provide a solid knowledge about the current national and international insurance business to Zurich members.

Some relevant documents

Contributed papers in UBriskcenter
http://www.ub.edu/riskcenter/research/presentations.html

Other documents

Authors: Marsh & McLennan Companies, National University of Singapore, Oxford Martin School (University of Oxford), Swiss Reinsurance Company, Wharton Center for Risk Management (University of Pennsylvania), Zurich Insurance Group.

 

Authors: Robert Gremli, Global Chief Risk Engineering Officer; Benno Keller, Head Research and Policy Development; Thomas Sepp, General Insurance Chief Claims Officer; Michael Szönyi, Flood Resilience Specialist, General Insurance, Zurich Risk Engineering.

 

Authors: Harvard Business Review Analytic Services.

 

Some books at UBriskcenter

* Fraud in automobile insurance [El frau a l’assegurança d’automòbil]

* Actuarial statistics for life insurance [Estadística actuarial vida]

* Economics and justice [Justicia y Economía]

* Quantitative methods in automobile insurance economics [Métodos cuantitativos en economía del seguro del automóvil]

* Quantitative Operational Risk Models