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Department of Finance

Ruxandra Farkas

Ruxandra Farkas


  • SAA fully qualified Actuary, Swiss Association of Actuaries
  • Master of Advanced Studies in Finance, UZH & ETH (joint degree)
  • Master of Science in Mathematics, University of Munich (Major / Minor: Financial Mathematics / Computer Sciences)
  • Licence Diploma in Mathematics (Dipl. Math.), University of Bucharest

Current Professional Activities

Head Actuary Western Europe, Risk & Analytics, Willis Towers Watson:

  • Lecturer: Professionalismus Kurs für Aktuare, Swiss Association of Actuaries
  • Manager, Chapter for Regulatory Developments, Swiss Risk Association:

Professional Interests

  • Regulatory Capital and Supervisory Requirements for Banking and Insurance, focus on SST, S II, Basel III
  • Entreprise Risk Management
  • Financial Modelling, Insurance Pricing and Reserving
  • Operational Risk, Cyber Risk and GDPR
  • Blockchain, Digitalization / FinTech

Professional Background

  • Managing Director, Blockchain Center, University of Zurich (2019-2021)
  • Senior Actuarial Consultant, ZIG & AON (2016-2019)
  • Financial and Insurance Risk Management Specialist, FINMA (Financial Supervisory Authority of Switzerland) (2011-2016)
  • Pricing Actuary, Allianz Suisse & AXA Winterthur (2007-2011)
  • Lecturer: University of Zurich, ETH Zürich, ZHAW, University of Munich, University of Bucharest


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