Earlier this year, The Actuarial Association of Europe (formerly the Group Consultatif) held a seminar in Brussels entitled The New Global Insurance Capital Standard. David Beddows and Ad Kok share their thoughts, inspired by the presentations and lively discussions that took place
Why are banking systems unstable in some countries but not in others? Charles Calomiris and Stephen Haber use the examples of the United States and Canada to reveal how a mix of politicians, bankers and other interest groups make financial crises more likely to occur
Luiz was born and raised in São Paulo. He works as a life and health products actuary for Swiss Re. In 2013 he completed an MSc in Actuarial Science at Cass Business School, London. His interests include Portuguese and Brazilian literature, and good movies. He is a member of the IFoA.
Besijana works at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Toronto, Canada. She is an avid long-distance runner and enjoys competing in trail running races. Another passion is playing classical music on the piano. Besijana speaks four languages and so favours watching foreign films, with her close circle of friends.
Maijabeen was born in South Africa and currently works as an actuarial analyst for Towers Watson in Cape Town. Her hobbies include painting, sketching and baking. She also enjoys hiking and spending time with her family and friends. She is a member of the Actuarial Society of South Africa (ASSA).
Born and raised in the city of Almere, Jurgen is now based in Amsterdam working for Towers Watson, specialising in general insurance. During his studies in Groningen he did not hesitate to try his hand at lacrosse, a fast-paced and spectacular sport. He spends most of his free time with friends and family.
Born in Portugal, Miguel is a 24-year old graduate in mathematics applied to economics and management, and an MSc in Actuarial Science, from the ISEG, University of Lisbon. He currently resides in Madrid working for AXA. His passions include live music and travelling. He is a member of the IFoA.
Hélio was born in a small town in Torres Vedras, 30 miles from Lisbon. He currently works for the Insurance and Pension Funds Supervisory Authority of Portugal. Despite his fanaticism for Lisbon, he enjoys travelling and discovering new cultures and customs. He is a member of the IFoA.
Brice is a 23-year old French actuarial consultant working for the Pericles Group (Paris). His interests include travel and watching American and Asian cinema. He is a member of the English Drama Association and is co-treasurer of Les Actuaires De Dauphine. He is a member of the Institut des Actuaires.
Adhnan was born and grew up in Edinburgh. He currently works for Ernst & Young in the general insurance sector specialising in reserving, capital modelling and Solvency II. He describes himself as sporty, enjoying climbing, and more recently scuba diving with friends. He is a member of the IF0A.