China Institute for Actuarial Science, Central University of Finance and Economics
The China Institute for Actuarial Science (CIAS) was established in 2003 to create a unique centre for research and advanced training in actuarial science and insurance at the Central University of Finance and Economics (CUFE), Beijing, China. In 2004, the CIAS was formally recognized by the Ministry of Education (CHINA) as the only key research institute in China in the fields of actuarial science and insurance.
Prior to establishing CIAS, the CUFE has a long history in promoting and advancing actuarial education in China. In 1992, the CUFE became the first university in China that adopted the professional actuarial syllabus of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (UK) in training Chinese actuarial students.
Currently the CIAS has 22 members who are active in research and teaching. The CIAS promotes collaboration and co-operation among its researchers and private sector partners through conferences, seminars, workshops, and meetings.
China Association of Actuaries, China;
Founded on Nov. 30th, 2007, the China Association of Actuaries (CAA) is the professional association of Chinese actuaries approved by the Ministry of Civil Affairs of China and administered by the China Insurance Regulatory Commission (CIRC). Main responsibilities of CAA: develop actuarial practice guidelines, and formulate and execute sector self-governance rules and policies; organize Chinese actuarial qualification examinations, and conduct training and continuing education programs for actuarial practitioners; educate, supervise and inspect members' professional ethics conduct and regulatory compliance; organize business communication and theoretical study; maintain excellent external and internal relations and safeguard the legitimate rights and interests of members; also conduct international exchange programs. In Dec. 2010, the CAA joined the International Actuarial Association£¨IAA£© as its full member. By now, the CAA has 574 individual full members, 365 individual associate members and 94 institutional members
WatRISQ, University of Waterloo, Canada;
The Waterloo Research Institute in Insurance, Securities and Quantitative Finance is a world-class centre in financial risk management, that brings together a strong research team of specialists in actuarial science, computer science, optimization, econometrics, finance and statistics to develop global solutions for financial risk management. It promotes excellence in the science and practice of risk management through research, consulting and world-wide seminars and workshops and conferences. WatRISQ works with industry and government partners to develop effective quantitative solutions in risk management and finance. Seminars and presentations by WatRISQ experts are organized on a regular basis both in Waterloo and around the world. They provide an opportunity to share new research with academic and practitioner colleagues. A unique centre for research and advanced training in quantitative finance and risk management at the University of Waterloo, WatRISQ coordinates the University's related research activities in finance, mathematics, scientific computing and actuarial science. WatRISQ is directed by Thomas F. Coleman, Ophelia Lazaridis University Research Chair. Over 40 faculty members and their graduate students are associated with the Institute
Edmondson-Miller Chair, Illinois State University, USA;
Pensions Institute, Cass Business School, City University London, UK;
The objectives of the Pensions Institute are:
- to undertake high quality research in all fields related to pensions
- to communicate the results of that research to the academic and practitioner community
- to establish an international network of pensions researchers from a variety of disciplines to provide expert independent advice to the pensions industry and government.
We take a fully multidisciplinary approach. For the first time disciplines such as economics, finance, insurance, and actuarial science through to accounting, corporate governance, law and regulation have been brought together in order to enhance strategic thinking, research and teaching in pensions. As the first and only UK academic research centre focused entirely on pensions, the Pensions Institute unites some of the world's leading experts in these fields in order to offer an integrated approach to the complex problems that arise in this field. The Pensions Institute undertakes research in a wide range of fields, including:
- Pension microeconomics
The economics of individual and corporate pension planning, long term savings and retirement decisions.
- Pension fund management and performance
The investment management and investment performance of occupational and personal pension schemes.
- Pension funding and valuations
The actuarial and insurance issues related to pension schemes, including risk management, asset liability management, funding, scheme design, annuities, and guarantees.
- Pension law and regulation
The legal aspects of pension schemes and pension fund management.
- Pension accounting, taxation and administration
The operational aspects of running pension schemes.
The practice and ethics of selling group and individual pension products.
- Macroeconomics of pensions
The implications of aggregate pension savings and the impact of the size and maturity of pension funds on other sectors of the economy (e.g. corporate, public and international sectors).
- Public policy
Domestic and EU social policy towards pension provision and other employee benefits in the light of factors such as the Social Chapter of the Maastricht Treaty and the demographic developments in Europe and other countries. Research disseminated by the Pensions Institute may include views on policy but the Pensions Institute itself takes no institutional policy positions.
Risk Management and Insurance Department, National Cheng-Chi University, Taiwan
The College of Commerce at National Chengchi University (CNCCU) is always the center of business education in Taiwan. The Department of Risk Management and Insurance of CNCCU is the leading department in the fields of risk management and insurance in Taiwan. Our department is dedicated to building a learning environment that merges stressing theoretical knowledge as well as hands-on practical experience. Through access to remarkable faculty and a strong network of insurance industry, our department equips students with professional risk management knowledge, innovation skills and global perspectives.