Mario Valentin Wüthrich: Catalogue data in Autumn Semester 2021

Name Prof. Dr. Mario Valentin Wüthrich
Wüthrich, Mario V. (Tit.-Prof.)
ETH Zürich, HG F 42.2
Rämistrasse 101
8092 Zürich
Telephone+41 44 632 33 90
RelationshipAdjunct Professor

401-3925-00LNon-Life Insurance: Mathematics and Statistics Information 8 credits4V + 1UM. V. Wüthrich
AbstractThe lecture aims at providing a basis in non-life insurance mathematics which forms a core subject of actuarial science. It discusses collective risk modeling, individual claim size modeling, approximations for compound distributions, ruin theory, premium calculation principles, tariffication with generalized linear models and neural networks, credibility theory, claims reserving and solvency.
ObjectiveThe student is familiar with the basics in non-life insurance mathematics and statistics. This includes the basic mathematical models for insurance liability modeling, pricing concepts, stochastic claims reserving models and ruin and solvency considerations.
ContentThe following topics are treated:
Collective Risk Modeling
Individual Claim Size Modeling
Approximations for Compound Distributions
Ruin Theory in Discrete Time
Premium Calculation Principles
Generalized Linear Models and Neural Networks
Bayesian Models and Credibility Theory
Claims Reserving
Solvency Considerations
Lecture notesM.V. Wüthrich, Non-Life Insurance: Mathematics & Statistics
LiteratureM.V. Wüthrich, M. Merz. Statistical Foundations of Actuarial Learning and its Applications
Prerequisites / NoticeThe exams ONLY take place during the official ETH examination period.

This course will be held in English and counts towards the diploma of "Aktuar SAV". For the latter, see details under

Prerequisites: knowledge of probability theory, statistics and applied stochastic processes.
Subject-specific CompetenciesConcepts and Theoriesassessed
Techniques and Technologiesassessed
Method-specific CompetenciesAnalytical Competenciesassessed
Media and Digital Technologiesfostered
Project Managementfostered
401-5910-00LTalks in Financial and Insurance Mathematics Information 0 credits1KB. Acciaio, P. Cheridito, D. Possamaï, M. Schweizer, J. Teichmann, M. V. Wüthrich
AbstractResearch colloquium
ContentRegular research talks on various topics in mathematical finance and actuarial mathematics