Zhigang Xie

Zhigang Xie

Professor, Insurance & Actuarial Studies
School of Finance, Shanghai University of Finance & Economics
100 Wudong Road, Shanghai 200433, China
Phone: 86 21 6590 8161 
Fax: 86 21 6590 3925

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

Dr. Xie’s main research interest is insurers’ risk management, reserve and solvency assessment and regulation, particularly for P&C insurers. Relevant research experience includes: 

  • International Consultant for the PROJECT - TA No. 3302-PRC: Capacity Building for the Insurance Sector Regulatory And Supervising System, Sponsored by the Asia Development Bank, 2000.9---2001.3
  • Consultant for the EU-China Financial Services Co-operation Project (Contract Number: EuropeAid/112901/C/SV/CN), Solvency Assessment Standards and Regulation Regimes, January-March 2005
  • The Risk Based Capital Reporting System for China Insurers’ Solvency Regulation, Sponsored by China Insurance Regulatory Commission, (Project No. BJK 03002), 2004---June 2009.

He has published several books and many research articles in these areas. He maintains active involvement in projects of the China Insurance Regulatory Commission for the designation of the risk-oriented regime of solvency supervision.

Since 1997, Dr. Xie has regularly taken part in activities in promoting the actuarial profession in China, particularly in building the Chinese actuarial education and examination system. He has been the editor for The Actuarial Communications, Journal of Actuarial Committee of Shanghai Insurance Institute, which is the sole actuarial journal in China and has significant influence over the development of Chinese actuarial education, research and profession.

Dr. Xie is a fellow and board member of the China Association of Actuaries (CAA) and is the responsible person for the CAA actuarial exams on the non-life actuarial subjects. He has recently been elected as the board member of China Insurance Institute and editing committee member of The Insurance Studies.

Dr. Xie is an active academic in international actuarial circles. He participated in the 26th, 27th, 28th and the 29th International Congress of Actuaries (ICA) and presented at the 28th and 29th ICA. He also attended and presented at the 36th, 37th and the 38th ASTIN Colloquiums and various other international conferences and seminars. Among the academics, Dr. Xie has enriched his actuarial experiences by taking internships, doing field studies, and working as senior consultant and external director in insurance companies.