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Benjamin Avanzi

Professor
Economics
capital
lead time reduction
risk theory
solvency
reserving
claims modelling
social sciences
business & economics
science & technology
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Prof

Benjamin Avanzi

 
Division
Business And Economics
 
Primary Interest
General insurance
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Prof

Benjamin Avanzi

 

Benjamin Avanzi PhD MAICD joined the University of Melbourne as Professor of Actuarial Studies in 2020. He worked as an actuarial consultant in Switzerland and Canada, was Executive Chairman of the Board of a Swiss pension fund from 2006 to 2008, and held full-time academic positions in Australia and Canada since 2008.

Benjamin is a member of the Swiss Association of Actuaries, an Affiliate member of the Australian Actuaries Institute, an Academic member of the Casualty Actuarial Society, as well as a member of ARIA and the ASTIN section of the IAA. He has ongoing collaboration with major Australian non-life insurers, including Allianz, Insurance Australia Group, and Suncorp. Benjamin has published in top actuarial and operations management journals, and he was awarded (along with co-authors) the Hachemeister Prize by the Casualty Actuarial Society in 2017, and the Taylor Fry General Insurance Seminar Silver Prize in 2018. He is an Editor of the ASTIN Bulletin, an Associate Editor of Insurance: Mathematics and Economics, as well as a member of the Editorial Board of the open access journal Risks.

Projects

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Additional Information

National Competitive Grants: 2020 – 2022: Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Project DP200101859 / AUD 330,000 from ARC / Extreme Value Approaches to Catastrophe Risks / Prof Qihe Tang (UNSW); A/Prof Benjamin Avanzi (University of Melbourne); A/Prof Bernard Wong (UNSW); A/Prof Jose Blanchet (Stanford) 2015 – 2020: Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) of Canada / CAD 70,000 / Actuarial methods for assessing diversification effects in insurance / Note: Funding for 2016–2020 (CAD 56,000) lapsed due to my return to Australia. 2013 – 2019: Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Project LP130100723 / AUD 232,449 from ARC, and AUD 88,412 from Industry Partners / Modelling claim dependencies for the general insurance industry with economic capital in view: an innovative approach with stochastic processes / Dr Benjamin Avanzi (UNSW); Dr Bernard Wong (UNSW); Dr Gregory Taylor (UNSW); Mr Stephen Britt (Insurance Australia Group Ltd); Mr Yusuf Cakan (Suncorp Group Ltd); Mr David Koob (Allianz Australia Ltd)

Scholarly Works

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Honours, Awards and Fellowships

2018

Taylor Fry General Insurance Seminar Silver Prize

Australian Actuaries Institute

2018

The Dean’s Distinguished Leadership Award

UNSW

2017

Hachemeister Prize

Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS)

2016

2015 School of Risk and Actuarial Studies Teaching Innovation Award

UNSW

2011

Australian School of Business Teaching Excellence Award, for “Outstanding Technology-Enabled Teaching Innovation”

UNSW

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Awards

Credentials

Positions

Positions


Professor

Economics

Maicd

Australian Institue of Company Directors (AICD)

Academic Member

Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS)

Member

Actuarial Studies in Non-Life Insurance section of IAA (ASTIN)

Member

American Risk and Insurance Association (ARIA)

Affiliate Member

Australian Actuaries Institute

Member

Swiss Association of Actuaries

Education

Education


Doctorat en Sciences Actuarielles

University of Lausanne

Licence en Sciences Economiques

University of Lausanne

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