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The School of Risk & Actuarial Studies, UNSW Australia Business School has an internationally recognised reputation for teaching and research in the areas of actuarial studies, risk management, superannuation and population ageing.

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Katja Ignatieva awarded UNSW Scientia PhD Scholarship

Katja Ignatieva and a few colleagues of hers have been successful in securing the UNSW Scientia PhD Scholarship for the quantitative/mathematical finance project titled “Pricing of Commodity Derivatives using a New Kind of Stochastic Process”.

UNSW Scientia PhD Scholarship is a prestigious scholarship that underpins the UNSW Strategy 2025 goals: It includes a stipend of $40,000 per annum for 4 years and a support package of up to $10,000 per annum awarded to provide support for development activities, international collaboration and other related expenses. It also waves student fees for international students.

This scholarship is being advertised to potentially interested candidates.

The application process, research areas and links can be found at http://www.2025.unsw.edu.au/apply.

Under this link, the prospective candidates should select “Apply” to be redirected to “Strategic areas”, where under “Law, Business and Economics” they will find the proposed project and a short description. Also attached is a longer version of the project description, together with details on the supervisory team, in this email.

Further information and guidelines are further available from https://research.unsw.edu.au/unsw-scientia-phd-scholarship-scheme.

In order to apply, the prospective candidates should email me for more information. Please note that the deadline for the 11th November deadline for applicants to contact supervisor Katja Ignatieva at k.ignatieva@unsw.edu.au).

UNSW Scientia PhD Scholarship

UNSW has started a new attractive PhD program: the UNSW Scientia PhD Scholarship: http://www.2025.unsw.edu.au/apply

These prestigious scholarships include a stipend of $40,000 per annum for 4 years and a support package of up to $10,000 per annum awarded to provide support for development activities, international collaboration and other related expenses.

Project: Behavioural Insights for Retirement Financial Planning in China


Project Description: This project will develop new retirement financial products and assess optimal retirement financial strategies for the Chinese market, taking into account cultural and behavioural factors such as intergenerational relations, saving habits and differences in risk aversion. We will (1) analyse relevant cultural and behavioural aspects of retirement planning using existing survey data, (2) conduct a survey in China on desirable features of retirement financial products, (3) develop and price new retirement financial products, (4) specify optimal retirement financial strategies based on the new products using a life-cycle model, and (5) present the research results to policymakers and financial services providers.

Interested candidates should visit the UNSW 2025 website to contact supervisors before 11 November 2016.


There are no upcoming seminars at this time for the requested criteria.
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The School of Risk and Actuarial Studies focuses on integrated research into risk, risk management, actuarial studies, insurance, superannuation and population ageing.

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