FAM-ily  

Financial and Actuarial Mathematics  
at Vienna University of Technology, Austria  

 

Welcome to the Research Unit of Financial and Actuarial Mathematics

Stochastic mathematical finance is a very active field of research which is developed in academia as well as by practitioners in banks and insurance companies. For the management of financial risk and the pricing and hedging of derivatives, e.g. options, the use of advanced stochastic methods became an indispensable tool in recent years.

The modelling of insurance risk has already a longer tradition and is the classical domain of actuaries.

The areas of financial and actuarial mathematics become more and more interrelated and present an excellent example of a fruitful interplay between basic research and practical applications. The corresponding mathematical techniques are increasingly important in the daily business of banks and insurance companies, which offer excellent job opportunities to specialists in the field.

Staff
The Research Unit of Financial and Actuarial Mathematics (FAM) is headed by Professor Uwe Schmock, who is also director of the CD Laboratory PRisMa. Since October 1, 2012, the Research Unit is strengthened by the appointment of Professor Thorsten Rheinländer.
The research interests of our group cover active areas such as arbitrage theory, utility optimization, hedging of derivatives, interest rate theory, credit risk, rare events and insurance mathematics.
Events
Our group organises a regular series of seminars on mathematical finance and actuarial mathematics to stimulate the research environment and provide practitioners with access to the most recent advances in the area of financial mathematics.
Lehre/Teaching
We offer a Bachelor and Master in Financial and Actuarial Mathematics. These pages are mainly in German.
PRisMa Lab
In the Christian Doppler Laboratory for Portfolio Risk Management, we do joint application-oriented research with close cooperation with our industry partners UniCredit Bank Austria (BA), Austrian Federal Financing Agency (ÖBFA), COR&FJA and Austrian Control Bank (OeKB).
FAM goes public
Posters, information material and instructive simulations (games) for the interested general public.
Jobs
List of recent job offers in the area of financial and actuarial mathematics in Austria.
Contact
We are a part of the Department of Mathematical Methods in Economics at the Vienna University of Technology, which is located in the center of Vienna, near the opera.
FAM-ily (local)
Local access for members of the research group only.


Vienna University of Technology
Financial and Actuarial Mathematics
Wiedner Hauptstraße 8-10/105-1, A-1040 Vienna, Austria
e-mail: fam@fam.tuwien.ac.at, url: http://www.fam.tuwien.ac.at/
phone: (+43-1) 58801-10511, fax: (+43-1) 58801-10599