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Centre Director

Tan Ken Seng, Nanyang Business School, Nanyang Technological University
Director, Insurance Risk and Finance Research Centre (IRFRC)
President’s Chair in Actuarial Risk Management
Professor, College of Business (Nanyang Business School) - Division of Banking & Finance

Email: kenseng.tan@ntu.edu.sg
 
Biography
Ken Seng Tan, ASA, CERA, is a Professor of Actuarial science in the Division of Banking and Finance, Nanyang Business School, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU SG). 

Formerly he held the Canada Research Chair Professor in Quantitative Risk Management in the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science, University of Waterloo, Canada, and the Associate Director of the Waterloo Research institute in Insurance, Securities and Quantitative finance (WatRISQ). He was affiliated with the Central University of Finance and Economics, Beijing, China, as the Hon. Director of China Institute for Actuarial science, a key research institute as designated by the Ministry of Education, China.

Professor Tan is active in conducting research, reforming education, and strengthening the profession, including serving as:
• the member of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada Discovery Grant’s Mathematics and Statistics Evaluation Group;
• elected council member for the Society of Actuaries (SOA)’s International Section, Joint Risk Management Section, and Investment Section;
• member of the Research Council Committee;
• member of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries' task force on Liaison with Banks and Trusts, and
• the Chief Actuarial Advisor for “Risk management, Economic Sustainability, and Actuarial science Development in Indonesia (READI),” a government-to-government development project between Canada and Indonesia.

Professor Tan is the co-editor of North American Actuarial Journal (NAAJ) and the Associate Editor of the Annals of Actuarial Science and Agricultural Finance Review. He publishes in top-tier actuarial, insurance, and finance journals including Journal of Risk and Insurance, Insurance: Mathematics and Economics, NAAJ, Journal of Banking and Finance, and Management Science.

Professor Tan has received several awards, including the 1996-97 Redington Prize, the NAAJ Annual Prizes 2001 and 2003, and the 2012 Charles A. Hachemeister. In 2007 he was among the few actuaries to be granted the first Chartered Enterprise Risk Analyst (CERA) credential by the SOA, based on his years of leadership in the field of enterprise risk management.

In-House Researchers

Shinichi Kamiya, Division of Banking & Finance, Nanyang Business School
Associate Professor
Division of Banking & Finance
College of Business (Nanyang Business School)

Dr Kamiya has significant research expertise in the areas of insurance, economics, and risk management. His areas of past research include underwriting, adverse selection, moral hazard, and operational risk and reputational risk management. 

Dr Kamiya earned a Master’s Degree in Applied Mathematics in University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a PhD degree in Risk and Insurance from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His expertise in research is complemented with practical experience as an underwriter in the Japanese property and casualty insurance market.

 
Jade Nie, Division of Banking & Finance, Nanyang Business School
Lecturer
Division of Banking & Finance
College of Business (Nanyang Business School)

Ciyu Nie (Jade) is a qualified actuary from the Institute of Actuaries of Australia. She graduated from The University of Melbourne (Australia) with a PhD degree in Actuarial Science. 

Before joining NTU as a lecturer, Jade first worked in Ernst & Young (Shanghai) as an actuarial consultant, and later on worked in Alibaba Group as a data scientist. Her combined experiences in the insurance industry as well as the internet industry greatly inspired her interests in big data analytics as well as cyber risk management. 

She is now a member of the IRFRC and her current research focuses on cyber risk modelling.

Bailey Yeung, Senior Research Scientist, Nanyang Business School
Bailey Yeung Ka Chun
Senior Research Scientist
Insurance Risk and Finance Research Centre

Bailey Yeung joined the Nanyang Business School Cyber Risk Management Project as a Senior Research Scientist responsible for cyber security data validation in June 2017. 

Prior to this,  he has worked at SCOR Re under the technical closing team and at ECICS Limited in an actuarial capacity. His research interests focus on addressing cyber risks from a risk management perspective that involves underwriting, pricing, and reinsurance structures.

Bailey Yeung graduated from Georgia State University with a master’s degree in Actuarial Science.

Jinggong Zhang, Division of Banking & Finance, Nanyang Business School
Assistant Professor
Division of Banking & Finance
College of Business (Nanyang Business School)

Jinggong joined Nanyang Business School in 2018. His current research interests focus on time-consistent planning, stochastic optimal control, longevity risk management, and agricultural insurance.

Jinggong obtained his PhD in actuarial science at the University of Waterloo, and he is an Associate of the Society of Actuaries. He was a Society of Actuaries James C. Hickman Scholar.

Wenjun Zhu, Division of Banking & Finance, Nanyang Business School
Assistant Professor
Division of Banking & Finance
College of Business (Nanyang Business School)

Dr. Zhu has interdisciplinary research experience in developing effective statistical and quantitative tools in evaluating and managing risks in the fields of insurance and finance. She is particularly interested in research topics including systemic risk management, predictive analytics, actuarial ratemaking in agricultural insurance, high dimensional modelling with copulas, and longevity risk management.

Dr. Zhu received her PhD in the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science, University of Waterloo in 2015, and she holds a double bachelor’s degree in Economics as well as Mathematics. She is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries (FSA) and a Chartered Enterprise Risk Analyst (CERA). She is also a winner of the Society of Actuaries James C. Hickman Scholar (2013-15).