The following are the researchers working on projects from IRFRC from various universities.

Enrico Biffis
Associate Professor of Actuarial Finance, Imperial College Business School

Enrico Biffis is an Associate Professor of Actuarial Finance at Imperial College Business School, a fellow of the Pensions Institute in London, a member of the Munich Risk and Insurance Center at LMU Munich, and an editor of ASTIN Bulletin – The Journal of the International Actuarial Association.

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Wai-Sum Chan, Ph.D., FSA,CERA
Professor, Department of Finance
CUHK Business School, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Dr. Chan held teaching and research posts at the National University of Singapore, the University of Waterloo and the University of Hong Kong before his present appointment as Professor of Finance at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Dr. Chan's research interests include Stochastic Asset Modeling, Actuarial Modeling and Financial Econometrics. He has had over 90 scientific articles published in scholarly journals. He is currently a Co-Editor of the North American Actuarial Journal. Dr. Chan has been teaching financial and actuarial courses since 1992.

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Atsuyuki Kogure
Professor, Faculty of Policy Management
Graduate School of Media and Governance, Keio University

Atsuyuki Kogure is a Professor of Statistics and Finance in the Faculty of Policy Management at Keio University, Japan. He holds a Ph.D. in statistics from Yale University. His previous academic experiences include a visiting researcher in the Institute for Monetary and Economic Studies at Bank of Japan and a visiting scholar in the Department of Statistics at Rice University, U.S.A. His main interest lies in the areas of risk modeling in insurance and finance. His recent research has focused on Bayesian methods for modeling multivariate risks and their applications to mortality-linked derivative pricing.

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Jackie Li Ka Ki
Associate Professor
Department of Applied Finance and Actuarial Studies
Macquarie University

Jackie Li is an Associate Professor in Actuarial Studies at Macquarie University. He obtained his first Ph.D. in Actuarial Studies from the University of Melbourne, and his second Ph.D. in Demography from Macquarie University. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries of Australia (FIAA).

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Johnny S.H. Li, Ph.D., FSA
Fairfax Chair in Risk Management
Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science
University of Waterloo

Dr. Li has made significant research contribution to the area of longevity risk. Part of his paper “Developing Mortality Improvement Formulae: The Canadian Insured Lives Case Study” is used in the Canadian Institute of Actuaries (CIA) Guidance Material. His research in this area has brought him several awards, including the Harold D. Skipper Best Paper Award from the Asia-Pacific Risk and Insurance Association and the Edward A. Lew Award (2nd place) from the Society of Actuaries. He is currently an Associate Editor of the North American Actuarial Journal and a member of the board of directors of the Asia-Pacific Risk and Insurance Association.

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Andreas Milidonis, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor - Finance
Department of Accounting & Finance,
School of Economics & Management, University of Cyprus

Andreas Milidonis holds a Ph.D. in Risk Management & Insurance from Georgia State University (USA - December 2006). His undergraduate degree was completed with honors in 2001 (First in class; Schreyer Honors College), in Actuarial Science (Minor in Mathematics) at the Pennsylvania State University. Andreas’ curriculum includes academic appointments with the Manchester Business School (UK), the University of Cyprus (Cyprus) and professional experience with Towers Perrin (USA).

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Zhigang Xie
Professor, Insurance & Actuarial Studies
School of Finance, Shanghai University of Finance & Economics

Dr. Zhigang Xie is professor of insurance & actuarial studies at Shanghai University of Finance & Economics (SUFE). He joined SUFE in 1996 after receiving a Ph.D. at The University of Leeds, UK. Since 1997 he has been the program chair of the actuarial studies at SUFE.

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George Zanjani
AAMGA Distinguished Chair in Risk Management and Insurance
Associate Professor, Department of Risk Management and Insurance
Georgia State University

Dr. George Zanjani is an associate professor in the Risk Management and Insurance Department of Georgia State University. He currently holds the AAMGA Distinguished Chair in Risk Management and Insurance.

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