Mary Hardy

Professor Emerita

Mary Hardy
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Mary Hardy


My research focuses on risk management strategies for long term contingent risks. The work is problem-driven, using theory and methodology from financial engineering, statistics and actuarial science. Much of my current research seeks to measure and promote fairness, efficiency and transparency in the design and implementation of insurance and pension risk solutions.


BSc Mathematics, Royal Holloway College, University of London, 1979.

Postgraduate Diploma in Mathematics Education, Chelsea College, University of London, 1980.

PhD (Actuarial Mathematics): Heriot-Watt University, 1994.

Professional Qualifications:

Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries: 1988

Fellow of the Society of Actuaries: 2003

Chartered Enterprise Risk Analyst: 2007

Honours and Awards

Finlaison Medal of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries, 2012.

Distinguished Volunteer Service Award, Society of Actuaries, 2020.

Harold D Skipper Award, 2011 (Joint with J. S.-H. Li) .

Bob Alting von Geusau Prize, 2003 (Joint with P. P.  Boyle)