Last chance to register for the R in Insurance conference

The registration for the 2nd R in Insurance conference at Cass Business School London will close this Friday, 4 July.

The programme includes talks from international practitioners and leading academics, see below. For more details and registration visit: Still unsure? Review some impressions and presentations from last year’s conference.

On behalf of the committee and sponsors, Mango Solutions, Cybaea, RStudio and PwC, we look forward to seeing you in London on 14 July!

R in Insurance

Cass Business School, London, 14 July 2014

9:00 - 10:00 Opening keynote:
Montserrat Guillen and Leo Guelman: New trends in predictive modelling - the uplift models success story

10:00 - 11:00 Session 1: Reserving (20 min. each)

  1. Munir Hiabu: RBNS preserving double chain ladder
  2. Els Godecharle: Reserving by conditioning on markers of individual claims: a case study using historical simulation
  3. Brian Fannin: Multivariate regression models for reserving

11:00 - 11:30 Coffee

11:30 - 12:30: Lightning talks (10 min each)

  1. Roel Verbelen: Loss modelling with mixtures of Erlang distributions
  2. Nicolas Baradel: R Program GUI Manager
  3. Karl-Kuno Kunze: Time Series Data Quality Analysis
  4. Ed Tredger: Integrating R with existing software in the London Market
  5. Wim Konings: Estimating the duration of non-maturing liabilities in a user friendly Shiny web application
  6. Markus Gesmann: End User Computing with R under Solvency II

12:30 - 13:30 Lunch

13:30 - 14:30 Session 2: Pricing (20 min. each)

  1. Giorgio Spedicato: R data mining for insurance retention modelling
  2. Bernhard Kübler: Assessing exploration risk for geothermal wells
  3. Xavier Marechal: Geographical ratemaking with R

14:30 - 15:00 Panel discussion: R at the Interface of Practitioner/Academic Communication

15:00 - 15:30: Coffee

15:30 - 16:30 Session 3: Life / Using R in a production environment (20 min. each)

  1. Ana Debon: Modelling trends and inequality of longevity in European Union countries
  2. Kate Hanley: Dynamic Report Generation in R: LaTeX vs. Markdown
  3. Matthew Dowle: Introduction to data.table

16:30 - 17:30 Closing keynote:
Arthur Charpentier: Going Bayesian with R - a non-Bayesian perspective

18:00 - 22:00 Reception and conference dinner, Ironmongers Hall


For attribution, please cite this work as:

Markus Gesmann (Jul 01, 2014) Last chance to register for the R in Insurance conference. Retrieved from

BibTeX citation:

@misc{ 2014-last-chance-to-register-for-the-r-in-insurance-conference,
 author = { Markus Gesmann },
 title = { Last chance to register for the R in Insurance conference },
 url = { },
 year = { 2014 }
 updated = { Jul 01, 2014 }