These are the Math and Stats Department Torus Talks — they are meant to showcase the beauty of mathematics in a low-key and fun way.
In this talk, Dr. Stephane Lemieux will introduce a standard insurance product and demonstrate how it can be priced and managed using undergraduate level probability, statistics, interest theory, financial mathematics, credibility theory, predictive analytics and more. Each subject will be tied to the actuarial exam that covers it.
The talk will provide insight into the work of actuaries, who are quantitative risk management experts and professionals. Their job prospects and salaries are excellent and open to anyone with an undergraduate degree and who can pass the first two to three industry exams. The biggest incentive for math and stats majors might be that on the job, you are expected to actually use the math and stats from your degree and exams.
All in the university community are invited. Torus Talks are pitched to a general university audience, all students, staff and faculty are welcome.
This event will be presented online using Zoom. Please register to attend via form to receive information on how to join the presentation.
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