Year 2018


About the Conference


Nanyang Technological University’s Insurance Risk and Finance Research Centre (IRFRC) and the Asia-Pacific Risk and Insurance Association (APRIA) each has long established annual conferences.  This year, a joint conference will be held in Marina Mandarin, Singapore.

The annual IRFRC Conferences have been in partnership with leading global reinsurer SCOR since 2011. The event combines two prominent annual conferences into one to maximize the participation by academics and professionals from the region and globally.  

Specific subject areas such as catastrophic risks, cyber risk, mortality risk, longevity risk, insurance economics, insurance law & regulation, insurance investment, corporate governance, public policy, health care, social insurance, and insurance education/pedagogical issues will be presented. This year’s conference dedicates a half-day programme to report research progress made on the Cyber Risk Management project.

The theme this year is A New Risk Management Industry in the Making.  

We are privileged to have with us renowned experts from the risk management and insurance field:

  • Professor Phelim Boyle, Lazaridis School of Business, Wilfrid Laurier  University, Canada 
  • Professor Andreas Richter, Munich School of Management, LMU Munich, Germany
  • Dr. Yimin Yang, Protiviti, United States 

The conference will include both plenary session with invited talks by industry leaders and academic paper presentations.

SCOR Actuarial Prize

“SCOR Actuarial Prize” will be awarded to the best actuarial paper submitted to the joint conference. Applicants must submit completed papers by June 1 to be considered for this award. An independent SCOR Actuarial Prize Committee will select the best paper. Award winner(s) will be announced at the conference.

SCOR Actuarial Prize Committee

Wai Sum Chan, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Nie Ciyu, Nanyang Technological University
Michel Dacorogna (Chair), Prime Re Solutions
Marie Kratz, ESSEC business school
Shaun Wang, Nanyang Technological University
Wenjun Zhu, Nanyang Technological University

About Insurance Risk and Finance Research Centre (IRFRC)

Founded in 2011, in partnership with global reinsurer SCOR, the Insurance Risk and Finance Research Centre sponsors and directs primary research on insurance and insurance related risk research in the Asia Pacific. Through research, industry collaborations and seminars, it aims to provide a critical foundation to create knowledge and support the growing role of the insurance industry in the economic development of the region.​

Past Conferences

More information on previous years' conferences​.