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Gareth Peters

Chair Professor of Statistics for Risk and Insurance at Department of Actuarial Mathematics and Statistics, Heriot-Watt University

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Chair Professor for Statistics in Risk and Insurance Department of Actuarial Mathematics and Statistics, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh.

Previously he held tenured positions in the Department of Statistical Sciences, University College London, UK and the Department of Mathematics and Statistics in University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.

Prof. Peters is the Director of the Scottish Financial Risk Association.

Prof. Peters is also an elected member of the Young Academy of Scotland in the Royal Society of Edinburgh (YAS-RSE) and an elected Fellow of the Institute of Operational Risk (FIOR), Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society RSS and Chartered Statisitician CStat-RSS, Elected Fellow of the Institute of Mathematics and Applications FIMA. He was also the Nachdiploma Lecturer in Machine Learning for Risk and Insurance at ETH Zurich in the Risk Laboratory.

He has made in excess of 150 international invited presentations, speaker engagements including numerous key note presentations. He has delivered numerous professional training courses to c-suite executive level industry professionals as well as numerous central banks.

He has published in excess of 200 peer reviewed articles on risk and insurance modelling, 2 research text books on Operational Risk and Insurance as well as being the editor and contributor to 3 edited text books on spatial statistics and Monte Carlo methods.

He currently holds positions as:
Honorary Prof. of Statistics at University College London, 2018+
Affiliated Prof. of Statistics in University of New South Wales Australia 2015+
Affiliate Member of Systemic Risk Center, London School of Economics 2014+
Affiliate Member of Oxford Mann Institute, Oxford University (OMI) 2013+
Honorary Prof. of Statistics in University of Sydney Australia 2018+
Honorary Prof. of Statistics in Maquarie University, Australia 2018+
Visiting Prof. in Institute of Statistical Mathematics, Tokyo, Japan 2009-2018+

He previously held positions as:
Honorary Prof. of Peking University, Beijing, China 2014-2016
Adjunct Scientist in the Mathematics, Informatics and Statistics, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) 2009-2017

webpage: http://garethpeters78.wixsite. com/garethwpeters

Available For: Advising, Authoring, Consulting, Influencing, Speaking
Travels From: Edinburgh
Speaking Topics: Machine Learning, Statistics, Computational Modelling, Risk, Insurance, Financial Analytics

Gareth Peters Points
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Author 60
Influencer 0
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Entrepreneur 0
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Company Type: Individual
Business Unit: Department of Actuarial Mathematics and Statistics
Theatre: Edinburgh
Media Experience: 20 years
Last Media Interview: 05/07/2021

Areas of Expertise

Analytics 34.35
Big Data
Predictive Analytics
Risk Management 37.47
Management 33.07

Industry Experience

Financial Services & Banking
Higher Education & Research


1 Book
Fundamental Aspects of Operational Risk Modelling and Insurance Analytics: A Handbook of Operational Risk.
Wiley New York
February 23, 2015
A comprehensive handbook on quantitative modeling for Operational Risk under Basel frameworks. It provides a complete and detailed guide to different modeling considerations, methods, and estimation and simulation approaches. The detailed content is informed from 20 years of both real world Operational risk modeling experience in large banks and with regulators combined with academic publications exceeding a combined 400 journal papers on relevant background topics by the three authors.

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Tags: Analytics, Management, Risk Management

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