Barclays Africa Chair in Actuarial Science

Barclays Africa Chair in Actuarial Science

Background

The Research Chair is actively collaborating with other finance and risk related research fields within the university, including the Barclays Africa Banking Law Chair. In addition, joint research projects with other universities (such as North-West University), industry players (specifically including Barclays Africa) and research centres (such as the UP Natural Hazard Centre) form an important part of the Chair’s activities and objectives. The strengthening of research ties with actuarial academics throughout Africa is envisioned. This could be achieved through postgraduate education and the mentoring of upcoming African academics and the consequent establishment of research networks in Africa.