Welcome to Waterloo Research Institute in Insurance, Securities and Quantitative Finance (WatRISQ)

WatRISQ Vision:

To be a world-class centre in financial risk management, bringing together a strong research team of specialists in actuarial science, computer science, econometrics, finance and statistics.

WatRISQ Mission:

To promote excellence in the science and practice of risk management through teaching, research and outreach activities.


  1. Apr. 22, 2016Tom Coleman Selected SIAM Fellow

    Dr. Tom Coleman was selected for his contributions to financial optimization, sparse numerical optimization and leadership in mathematical education and industry engagement. Each year, SIAM Fellowships are designated to recognize members of the community for their distinguished contributions to computational science, applied mathematics and associated fields. Fellows are selected based on nominations by SIAM members and chosen by The Fellows Selection Committee.

  2. Sep. 2, 2015WatRISQ has Launched Quantitative Financial Risk Management Online Program

    Designed and Produced by Waterloo Research Institute in Insurance, Securities and Quantitative Finance (WatRISQ), the new online program is an ideal introduction and review of financial risk management from a quantitative (how to compute it!) perspective. It is meant for prospective (quantitative) financial analysts in industry and for those experienced analysts in need of a review and possibly more breadth. It is expected the student taking this course will have a solid background in the mathematical sciences (e.g., an undergraduate degree in the mathematical sciences) but a specific background in computational finance or risk management is not required.

  3. June 1, 2012NUS Workshop

    You can read the full story on the daily bulletin.

    A short history of the Actuarial Science Program is now available. (May)

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  1. June 7 to 9, 2017The Fifth International Agricultural Risk, Finance and Insurance Conference

    The Fifth International Agricultural Risk, Finance and Insurance Conference

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