Swiss Risk Association event with Michael Powers and Philipp Keller

Event organized by the Swiss Risk Association.

The event is sponsored by Deloitte.

Date: May 21, 2014
Start: 18.15
End: 20.00, followed by an Apéro
Host: Swiss Risk Association
Location: SOC F 106, Rämistrasse 69, 8001 Zürich, Map
Organizer: Prof. Dr. Walter Farkas

Download Slides Michael R. Powers
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18:15-18:20: Walter Farkas: Opening
18:20-19:00: Michael R. Powers: Risk and Diversification of Heavy-Tailed Losses
19:00-19:40: Philipp Keller: Sovereign risk, financial repression and new regulatory developments
19:40-20:00: Q&A

About the speakers:

Michael R. Powers,
Zurich Group Professor of Risk Mathematics,
Tsinghua University

Michael R. Powers currently holds the Zurich Insurance Group Chair of Risk Mathematics at Tsinghua University’s School of Economics and Management.
He received his Ph.D. in statistics from Harvard University and joined Tsinghua from Temple University’s Fox School of Business, where he was professor of risk management and insurance.
Michael’s research covers a variety of areas, including: government regulation and public policy; applications of game theory to risk and insurance; mathematical models in enterprise risk management; and the tax treatment of risk transfers.
In 2013, he won the Kulp-Wright Book Award for Acts of God and Man: Ruminations on Risk and Insurance.

Philipp Keller,
Head of the Financial Risk Management Department,

Philipp Keller has a doctorate in mathematics from ETH Zurich. After actuarial and senior positions at Swiss Re and FINMA he now heads the Financial Risk Management Department of Deloitte. Philipp is also a Monetary and Capital Market expert for the IMF, advising the fund on systemic risk and regulation.