On November 2, Xu Airong, Dean of the School of Insurance, led a team to Renmin University of China to participate in the 10th Forum of Risk Management and Actuarial Science 2019. The student entries "Design and Conception of Emergency Care Insurance for the Elderly" and “‘Lifetime Care for Your Pet’ – Design and Conception of All-Inclusive Pet Insurance in the New Environment" (Advisor: Xu Airong) won the second prize of the "Undergraduate Insurance Product Design Competition". Yang Yajie, who graduated in 2018 as an undergrad, and her team won the second prize of the "Graduate Risk Management Program Design Competition" for their work titled "Portfolio Research Based on Systematic Risk Control from the Perspective of Networks".
Xu Airong and Li Peng, Director of the Actuarial Science Department of the School of Insurance, were invited to be the moderator at the forum’s plenary talk session and a judge for the student competitions respectively. The forum was organized by the School of Statistics of Renmin University of China and the Center for Risk Management and Actuarial Science of RUC, and co-organized by the China Association of Actuaries and the Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS). The forum invited Steven Armstrong, CAS President, Wai Sum Chan, Professor in Department of Finance at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Wang Jiachun, Executive Director and President of We far Assets Management Co., Ltd., Wang Xiaojun, Dean of the School of Statistics, RUC, and other industry experts and professors to make themed speeches in the fields of risk management and actuarial science.
The forum strengthened the academic interaction among SLU professors, SLU students, scholars, outstanding undergraduates in the field of actuarial science at home and abroad, and helped keep students updated with the latest developments of the discipline, academic studies, broaden their scientific horizons, inspire their innovative thinking, and stimulate their enthusiasm for scientific research. It has further improved our popularity and reputation as a university in the academia and industry of insurance.
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