Call for papers: Insurance Risk and Finance Research Conference (IRFRC) 2015

Singapore, 25-26 June 2015

The Insurance Risk and Finance Research Centre invites high-quality research in insurance and actuarial science for its annual conference. The theme of this year’s conference is “Risk in Emerging Markets”. Submissions may be in the form of completed papers (preferred) or extended proposals. In addition to the conference’s theme on insurance risk in emerging markets, topics may include, but are not limited to: longevity risk financing, actuarial pricing of catastrophe risk and insurance economics. Papers with a focus on the Asia-Pacific insurance industry are especially welcome.

We are honoured to have confirmed keynote speakers, Christian Gollier, Professor of Economics, University of Toulouse and Paul Embrechts, Senior SFI Professor of Mathematics, ETH Zurich.

Publishing Opportunity:  Journal of Risk and Insurance (JRI)
The Guest Editors will select from the Conference program a number of papers that will go through the normal refereeing process of the JRI.  Those that have a successful outcome in the reviewing process will appear in a JRI symposium entitled «Risk in Emerging Markets». Acceptance of the paper to the conference does not guarantee that it will appear in the JRI, as the ultimate decision on publication will be made by the Editor (Keith J. Crocker) in conjunction with the guest editors (to be announced) and the reviewers.

The IRFRC will provide partial financial support for travel and accommodation for presenters. More details to be announced on the IRFRC website by December 2014. University guidelines apply.

Submission Guidelines
Please email your blind submission and separate cover page with complete contact information of all co-authors and presenter (must be specified) to IRFRC at  For any questions please email Andreas Milidonis at

Deadline for paper or extended proposal       March 1st 2015
Decisions communicated                                    April 20th 2015
Final papers and presentations                         May 31st 2015