Imperial College London


Business School

Associate Professor of Actuarial Finance



+44 (0)20 7594 9767e.biffis




4.0453 Prince's GateSouth Kensington Campus




Research projects and initiatives

  • Sustainable Tech Lab, Imperial-X (I-X), co-director, in collaboration with Centre for Financial Technology and Brevan Howard Centre for Financial Analysis.
  • Forestry as an Asset Class, in collaboration with Terraformation, Sustainable Tech Lab and Brevan Howard Centre for Financial Analysis.
  • Downscaling of physical risks for climate scenario design, work stream lead. A series of studies developed for the  Singapore Green Finance Centre, in collaboration with Shuai Wang and colleagues at CCFI and Grantham Institute.
  • Climate Risk and Financial Innovation, with Ping An Digital Economic Research Centre and Brevan Howard Centre for Financial Analysis.
  • ARISE Project demonstrator, with Erik Chavez and Franklin Allen (Brevan Howard Centre),  Ecole Polytechnique, CIRAD, Utrecht. European Institute of Innovation and Technology, Climate KIC, 2019-22, EUR 3.2m.
  • Leverhulme Centre for Wildfires, Environment and Society, with A. Voulgarakis (PI, Imperial Physics), Grantham Institute, King's College. Leverhulme Trust, 2019-29, GPB 10m.
  • Space Weather - The economic case, with Jonathan Eastwood (Imperial Physics), Met Office, Airbus, UCL-MSSL, RAL. GBP 600k. 2015-16
  • Weather-index Based and Weather-driven Risk Services, with E. Chavez (Imperial), Ecole Polytechnique, Reading, Hamburg, Sainsbury's, Willis Towers Watson, World Food Programme, World Bank. EUR 1.6m. 2015-17. 
  • Large Commercial Risks, with A. Milidonis (Nanyang), Insurance Risk and Finance Research Centre, Nanyang Business School, Singapore. SGD 80k. 2014-15
  • OASIS Open Access Loss Modeling Framework - Financial Module, Climate-KIC, GBP 300k. 2012-14. 
  • Modelling large losses in the insurance industry, Financial Services KTP (NERC,TSB, ESRC, IICI, Liberty, Hiscox), GBP 614k. 2011-13
  • Risk appetite indexing (with N. Meade), Financial Services KTP (TSB, ESRC, Willis), GBP 176k. 2010-13
  • Informed intermediation of longevity exposures: Pension buyouts and ILS investment (with D. Blake), CAREFIN Bocconi, 2009. 
  • Sequential analysis of insurance data (with A.Tsanakas), UK Institute of Actuaries, 2008. 
  • On a new generalization of the Gerber-Shiu function (with M. Morales), US Society of Actuaries, 2007.