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Michael Sherris

Michael SherrisMichael Sherris is Professor of Actuarial Studies at the Australian School of Business, UNSW, in Sydney, Australia. He is a Chief Investigator in the ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research (CEPAR) and Deputy Director of the Australian Institute for Population Ageing Research (AIPAR). He was 2009 President of the Asia Pacific Risk and Insurance Association. He has a long involvement as both a practitioner and in teaching and research in financial and insurance risk management and actuarial science. Michael has won a number of awards for his research including the IAA Bob Alting von Gesau AFIR Prize, Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS) annual prize for the most valuable contribution to casualty actuarial science published in American Risk and Insurance Association (ARIA) literature, the Geneva Association/IIS Research Program Shin Research Award For Excellence, the Redington Prize of the Society of Actuaries, and the H M Jackson Memorial Prize of The Institute of Actuaries of Australia. In 2007 he was awarded Actuary of the Year by the Institute of Actuaries of Australia in recognition of his contributions to actuarial research and education both internationally and within Australia. His current research interests' focus on insurer risk management, risk based capital and longevity risk modelling and management. He is currently a lead and chief investigator on research grants with funding in excess of $22 million from ARC Linkage, Industry, Universities and Government. Over the last 10 years he was an investigator on ARC Grants totalling over $2 million in ARC funding as well as an investigator in the ARC Financial Integrity Research Network with funding of $1.75 million over 5 years.

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