Call for Papers​ - Insurance Risk Research Conference 2016

NBS Forum on Risk Management and Insurance
16 Jun 2016 - 17 Jun 2016 Industry Partners

Published on: 01-Oct-2015
Conference dates: 16-17 June 2016, (Thursday and Friday)
Venue: Singapore

General Information
The Insurance Risk and Finance Research Centre ( invites high-quality research in insurance and actuarial science for its annual conference. The theme of this year’s conference is “Emerging Risks and Emerging Markets: the New Actuarial Frontier”. In addition to the conference’s theme, topics may include, but are not limited to: longevity risk financing, actuarial pricing of risks and insurance economics. Papers with a focus on the Asia-Pacific insurance industry are especially welcome.

Confirmed Keynote Speakers
Victor de la Pena, Professor, Columbia University
Stephen J. Mildenhall, Global Chairman of Analytics, Aon Center for Innovation and Analytics (ACIA), Singapore
Michael R. Powers, Zurich Group Professor of Risk Mathematics, Tsinghua University
Ken Seng Tan, Canada Research Chair in Quantitative Risk Management, University of Waterloo

The IRFRC will provide partial financial support for travel and accommodation for overseas presenters.  The following will be reimbursed:

- Return/round trip economy class airfare by the most economical and direct route from where you are based in to Singapore.  A copy of the proposed flight itinerary and total airfare is to be provided before confirming your flight booking.
- 3-night hotel stay of the daily room rate.  
- Taxi fare from the Changi airport – hotel – Changi airport.
- Conference registration fee is waived.

Please provide us with your e-ticket, hotel invoice, original taxi receipts and copies of boarding passes for reimbursement of expenses.  The other support document to be provided include a copy of your passport personal details page.  University guidelines apply.

Submission Guidelines
Please email your completed papers (preferred) or extended proposals electronically to as file attachment in pdf or MS-Word format by 1 March 2016. Please provide complete contact information of all co-authors and presenter on a separate cover page. Authors of accepted papers will be notified by 20 April 2016 and completed papers will be due by 31 May 2016.

1 March 2016 - Deadline for paper or extended proposal
20 April 2016 - Decisions communicated
31 May 2016 - Final papers and presentations

For any questions please email Shinichi Kamiya:

Scientific Review Committee
Uditha Balasooriya, Nanyang Technological University
Andrew Cairns, Heriot-Watt University
Wai-Sum Chan, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Michel Dacorogna, SCOR Scientific Advisor
Jun-koo Kang, Nanyang Technological University
Marie Kratz, ESSEC Business School
Andreas Milidonis, University of Cyprus
Shaun Wang, Nanyang Technological University
George Zanjani, Georgia State 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.