Research and DevelopmentWe enjoy walking the less travelled road between industry and academia
Research & Development
At MatBlas we believe that to find the right answers all we have to do is ask the right questions.
Ana Mata receiving the Brian Hey Prize at the IFoA awards dinner April 2017.
Our quest for answers never ends; we enjoy walking the less travelled road between academia and practice.
We are constantly questioning the status quo, we are never set in our ways. Are there theoretical techniques that have not been implemented in practice? What can we implement from the academic world and what can we teach academics from the practical world?
We are appointed by clients to carry out research for them to find solutions to practical problems. Our unique set of analytical skills and research experience combined with years of practical expertise make us your ideal partner for research projects.
If your company has a research project that you would like to discuss with us, simply get in touch, we would love to hear what’s in your mind, what idea you are toying with but can’t nail a solution.
Participation in recent working parties
Ana Mata, our Managing Director and Founder is and has been an active participant of the following working parties:
October 2017 – present: ASTIN Working Party
October 2017 – present: ASTIN Working Party on Agent Based Models, Networks and Cellular Automata in Risk Management (ANCRM): Review and Perspective.
October 2014 – Oct 2016: IFoA-CAS International Pricing Research Working Party
The working party produced the paper Analysing the disconnect between the reinsurance submission and global underwriters’ needs: Property per risk.
Publications and Presentations
Here’s a list of publications and presentations
Mata, A.J. (2018) Demystifying Basic Statistical Concepts Used In The Insurance Industry
This a recorded version of The Masterclass held by the LMA Academy on 22 November 2018 at the Old Lloyd’s Library.
Mata, A.J. (2018) Analyzing the Disconnect Between the Reinsurance Submission and Global Underwriter’s Needs: Property Per Risk
Presented at the International Congress of Actuaries, Berlin
Buchanan, J.W. et al. (2017) Analyzing the Disconnect Between the Reinsurance Submission and Global Underwriter’s Needs: Property Per Risk.
This paper was awarded the Brian Hey Prize 2016.
Mata, A.J. (2017) The Role of Commercial and Specialty Lines Pricing Actuary in the InsurTech Revolution
Presented at the Marcus Evans Conference: Pricing In Personal Lines
Mata, A.J. and Underwood, A. (2017) The Winner’s Curse and Other Real World Expletives
Presented at the CARe Seminar, Washington D.C., USA
Mata, A.J. (2012) International Casualty Reinsurance Pricing Approaches
Presented at the CARe Seminar, Boston
Mata, A.J. (2009) Casualty Excess Pricing Using Power Curves
Presented at the London CARe seminar, London
Mata, A.J. and Wendy Russell (2008) What do London Market actuaries price?
Presented at the GI Pricing Conference, London
Mata, A.J. (2008) Pricing actuaries: adding value in a soft market
Presented at the CAE Spring Meeting, London