London, United Kingdom

Quantitative Modelling Techniques for Finance and Actuarial Sciences (Level 3)

when 24 June 2024 - 12 July 2024
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 7.5 EC
fee GBP 2585

The implementation of sound quantitative actuarial models is a vital task to assess risk in insurance, finance and other industries and professions. This course provides a self-contained introduction to both theoretical and practical implementation of various quantitative modelling techniques applicable to finance and insurance. We combine diverse quantitative disciplines, from probability to statistics, from actuarial science to quantitative finance. Students will be able to apply the acquired knowledge to evaluate various insurance products.

Course leader

Dr Matina Rassias, Dr Niloufar Abourashchi

Target group

This is a Level 3 module. Students should have completed a minimum of two years of undergraduate study in a quantitative subject at the time of joining the UCL Summer School.

Course aim

Upon successful completion of this module, students will:

Describe and apply the principles of actuarial modelling in an insurance framework.
Describe the general principles of stochastic processes, and their classification into different types.
Define and apply Markov chains and Markov processes.
Describe the concept of survival models.
Describe the estimation method for life time distributions.
Derive maximum likelihood estimators for the transition intensities in models of transfers between states with piecewise constant transition intensities.
Describe how to estimate transition intensities depending on age, exactly or using the census approximation.

Credits info

7.5 EC
7.5 ECTS / 4 US / 15 UCL

Fee info

GBP 2585: Students who study for 6 weeks (2 modules) benefit from a built-in tuition fee discount.
GBP : Students are welcome to apply for accommodation at a UCL summer residence.

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