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Despoina Makariou

Despoina Makariou

Despoina Makariou

Prof. Dr.

Assistant Professor of Risk Management and Insurance

I.VW-HSG
Tannenstrasse 19
Büro 53-006
9000 St. Gallen
Teaching Activities

Risk Management

Machine learning in Finance

London Insurance Market

Talks
  • 2022 K-ASEAN Risk Management and Innovation Forum - ASEAN, ESG and Digitalization, SungKyunKwan University, Seoul, South Korea, 03/12/2022
  • Bachelier Finance Society 11th World Congress, 08/06/2022
  • Conference in honour of J. David Cummins and Mary Weiss at Fox School of Business by the Department of Risk, Actuarial Science and Legal Studies, 02/04/2022-03/04/2022
  • Institute of Insurance Economics, University of St Gallen, 19/10/2021
  • 24th International Congress in Insurance: Mathematics and Economics, 05/07/2021 - 09/07/2021
  • Risk Lab, Department of Mathematics, ETH Zürich, 25/05/2021
  • MAF 2020, International Conference on Mathematical and Statistical Methods for Actuarial Sciences and Finance, 25/09/2020
  • LSE Risk and Insurance Day, Department of Statistics, 13/12/2019
Main Focuses

Machine learning in insurance

Insurance-linked securitisation

Catastrophe risk management

Education

09/2017 – 05/2022

Statistics Department, London School of Economics, London, UK

PhD in Statistics, Research Group: Probability in Finance and Insurance

 

09/2012 - 09/2013

Bayes Business School, London, UK

MSc in Insurance & Risk Management

 

09/2008 - 07/2012

School of Economics and Regional Studies, University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki, Greece

BA in Economics and International Business (with languages)

Additional Information
Professional Career

08/2022 – Present

Institute of Insurance Economics, University of St. Gallen, St. Gallen, Switzerland

Assistant Professor in Risk Management and Insurance

 

08/2022– Present

Statistics Department, London School of Economics, London, UK

Visiting Research Fellow

 

01/2022 – 07/2022

Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method, London School of Economics, London, UK

Postdoctoral Researcher

 

10/2017 – 05/2022

Statistics Department, London School of Economics, London, UK

PhD Candidate in Statistics

 

10/2017 – 04/2022

Statistics Department, London School of Economics, London, UK

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Courses: ST330 Stochastic and Actuarial Methods in Finance, ST201 Statistical Models and Data Analysis, ST226 Actuarial Investigations: Financial

 

01/2016 - 07/2017 

CNA Hardy, London, UK

Exposure and Catastrophe Management Analyst

Business Lines: Terrorism, Direct and Facultative Reinsurance (D&F) Property, Power Generation

 

11/2014 – 01/2016

Argo Group, London, UK

Risk Modelling Analyst 

Business Lines: Terrorism, Property (D&F, Binding Authorities, Real Estate Owned), Cargo, Onshore Energy 

 

07/2014 – 10/2014

Lancashire Insurance, London, UK

Catastrophe Risk Modeller 

Business Lines: Terrorism, Political Violence, Offshore Energy, Onshore Energy

 

 

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