Imperial College London

DrEnricoBiffis

Business School

Associate Professor of Actuarial Finance
 
 
 
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Contact

 

+44 (0)20 7594 9767e.biffis

 
 
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Location

 

4.0453 Prince's GateSouth Kensington Campus

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Summary

 

Insurance - BS1130

Aims

This module provides an introduction to the main issues involved in insurance markets: What is risk pooling and risk transfer by insurers and reinsurers? What are the motives for individual and corporate insurance demand? How do insurers reinsure their risks? What are the limits of insurability? What are the corporate Alternative Risk Transfer mechanisms? What are the effects of asymmetric information between insurer and insured? How scoring and auditing can help insurers to fight claims fraud?

 

Role

Course Leader

Financial Engineering - BS1031

Role

Course Leader

Advanced Investments - BS1110

Aims

This module trains students in advanced techniques for analysing investment decisions. It covers factor models for pricing investments and calculating risk-adjustments for trading strategies, the prediction of returns on investments and tactical asset allocation, and both static and dynamic versions of strategic asset allocation using mean-variance or more advanced techniques.

 

Role

Course Leader

Life Insurance - BS1126

Aims

This ten-week module covers the broad economics of life insurance. The first part of the module introduces students to the incentives faced by agents in the life insurance market and how these influence the way the market functions. It also covers institutional information about how life insurance firms operate in the design and distribution of their products, and the role of government, either through its provision of benefits or through is regulatory interventions. The second part of the module introduces students to the main risks faced by life insurance companies, their quantification and management.

Role

Lecturer

Advanced Life Insurance - BS1127

Aims

This module introduces students to more advanced aspects of the financial operations performed by life companies including the measurement and management of risk, the pricing and reserving of life contracts, and their investment policies and capital management.

Role

Lecturer