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The Actuary The magazine of the Institute & Faculty of Actuaries

High SCORes

Every year since 1996, the global reinsurance company SCOR has rewarded the best academic work in the field of actuarial science with annual prizes in several countries throughout the world.

11 APRIL 2019

These prizes are designed to promote actuarial science, develop and encourage research in this field, and contribute to the improvement of risk knowledge and management. The SCOR Actuarial Awards are recognised in the insurance and reinsurance industries as a mark of excellence.

The Actuarial Awards in France are supported by the SCOR Corporate Foundation for Science.

The awards juries are composed of internationally recognised researchers and insurance, reinsurance and finance professionals. The winners are selected for their command of actuarial concepts, the quality of their analytical methods, and the originality of their research in terms of scientific advances and potential practical applications to the world of risk management.

Between June and December 2018, the SCOR Actuarial Awards were held in a number of countries including: Germany, Singapore, Spain/Portugal, UK, Italy, France and Sweden.

The UK Actuarial Awards were presented by Denis Kessler, chairman and CEO of SCOR, and Chris Daykin, former head of the Government Actuary’s Department in November 2018. For Property & Casualty, the prize went to Peter Watson of the Cass Business School, City University London, for his dissertation A graph theoretic approach to the derivation of property loss curves from first principles. For Life, the winner was Michael McCrea of Queen’s University Belfast, for his dissertation, A conceptual model for pricing health and life insurance using wearable technology.

For more information about the awards, please visit www.scor.com/en/actuarial-awards