Elected: 2016
Discipline: Informatics, Mathematics and Statistics
Professor Andrew Cairns

Professor of Financial Mathematics

Alongside his role as Professor of Financial Mathematics at Heriot-Watt University, Professor Andrew Cairns became the first Director of the Actuarial Research Centre in 2012, the international research arm of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries. He is also a Fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries and a Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society. His research is centred around long term financial risk modelling and management for life insurers and pension plans with a particular focus on the financial risks associated with ever-increasing lifetimes.