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


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

Master thesis awarded by VidaCaixa-UB

diciembre 10th, 2018|Categories: Noticies-RISKCENTER|

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).

PhD in Economics on bank and sovereign risk

junio 18th, 2018|Categories: Noticies-RISKCENTER|

June 15, 2018: Manish K. Singh defended his thesis. Jury members were Drs. Mariam Camarero (Universitat Jaume I), Ana María Fuertes (City, Universiy of London), and Montserrat Guillen (UB). Dr. Singh is an associate researcher at the Riskcenter UB, he was supervised by Drs. Marta Gómez-Puig and Simón Sosvilla. The thesis proposes a new indicator

Actuarial Day 2018

marzo 20th, 2018|Categories: Highlights, Noticies-RISKCENTER, UBZurich|

ACTUARIAL DAY 2018   March 16, 2018. The Actuarial Day 2018 was celebrated on March 16 at the University of Barcelona. The Actuarial Day is the main event in the Challenge program of the UBZurich Chair. In this event participating teams of the Challenge program present their concluding results of the business case.  

PhD in Economics on uncertainty in economics and finance

marzo 7th, 2018|Categories: Highlights, Noticies-RISKCENTER|

February 23, 2018: Jorge M. Uribe defended his thesis. Jury members were Drs.Alfonso Novales, (president, Universidad Complutense de Madrid), Christian Brownlees (Universitat Pompeu Fabra) and  Lieven Baele (University of Tilburg). Dr. Uribe is an associate researcher at the Riskcenter UB, he was supervised by Drs. Helena Chuliá and Montserrat Guillen. The thesis proposes new methods