, Volume 1, Issue 2 Supplement, pp 143-144
Date: 15 Jun 2011


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The AFIR section of the International Actuarial Association (IAA) was founded in 1998. AFIR stands for Actuarial Approach for Financial Risks and thus covers a wide range of topics from modern actuarial and financial mathematics. This fact is also mirrored in the contributions to this special issue of the European Actuarial Journal that contains research papers presented at the IAA AFIR Colloquium which took place on September 9–11, 2009 in Munich, Germany. To take care for the close relation to problems from life insurance this colloquium was jointly organized with the colloquium of the Life Section of IAA happening on September 7–9 with a joint day of both sections.

The organization of the AFIR colloquium was a big effort that was handled in an excellent way by the organizing committee chaired by Bernhard Schmidt assisted by the office of the German actuarial society DAV and its scientific counterpart the DGVFM lead by Michael Steinmetz. We would like to thank them all for their stron ...