„Machine Learning with Python for Actuaries”

Online Course „ Machine Learning with Python for Actuaries”


9.00 – 11.00, all Tuesday mornings in May 2024 (07 - 14 - 21 - 28 May 2024)

Overview: Amidst the hype around AI and large language models, it is important to remember that most machine learning models used in insurance are based on tabular data. If you're an actuary looking to get started with machine learning in Python, this 4-block course is for you.

Purpose and Nature: The course aims to introduce participants to machine learning with Python, starting with linear models and the standard workflows for selecting and comparing models. From there, we will move on to tree-based models such as random forests and boosted trees, and finally to deep neural networks. We will work with typical data science packages such as Pandas, Scikit-Learn, XGBoost, and TensorFlow.

The course is practical, consisting of four two-hour presentations where techniques are introduced and explained. After the presentations, you will work independently on the exercises to gain experience.

The content of the course is based on the material at https://github.com/mayer79/ml_lecture.


  • Experience in working with data and statistical modelling; basic Python programming.
  • Participants are responsible for ensuring that Python and the packages listed on https://github.com/mayer79/ml_lecture are installed on their laptops.
  • The course is restricted to members of the SAV.

Stellungnahme zur Volksinitiative „Für eine sichere und nachhaltige Altersvorsorge (Renteninitiative)“

Der Vorstand der Schweizerischen Aktuarvereinigung (SAV) hat die Volksinitiative „Für eine
sichere und nachhaltige Altersvorsorge (Renteninitiative)“ gründlich analysiert und
beschlossen, die Initiative zu unterstützen. Die Initiative bietet eine geeignete Antwort auf
den demographischen Wandel und die damit einhergehenden Herausforderungen für die
Altersvorsorge. Sie trägt wesentlich zur finanziellen Nachhaltigkeit und Stabilität der
Schweizer Altersvorsorge bei, insbesondere der Alters- und Hinterlassenenversicherung

Workshop "Climate Change and Insurance"

Vienna, Wed–Fri, September 4–6, 2024


Ihre Unterstützung ist gefragt – wir suchen Sie!

Für die Standeskommission und die Rekurskommission SAV suchen wir neue Mitglieder der Sektion SAV, die sich hier einbringen möchten. Die Wahl erfolgt an der Mitgliederversammlung 2024.

Wir freuen uns auf die Zusammenarbeit mit Ihnen!
Bitte kontaktieren Sie die Geschäftsstelle

CONVENTION A| EUROPE – Connecting Knowledge

The next CONVENTION A is taking place on March 19-20, 2024. The congress program will again be jointly created by 24 partners and institutions of the European actuarial profession. Each partner will choose a topic and independently host a 90-minute expert session as part of the congress program. Additionally, two high-ranking keynote sessions, addressing the most pressing and relevant topics in today’s actuarial profession, will be daily highlights for all participants.

Further information on CONVENTION A | EUROPE can be found on www.convention-a.com.

The registration is now open! We are happy to inform you that admission for all of our members is free of charge. Please use the following link to register:

Register here.

Join the CONVENTION A family and stay up-to-date on everything there is to know. Follow CONVENTION A | EUROPE on LinkedIn and X for the latest updates, background stories and exciting insights into the planning of this special event.

You can also subscribe to the mailing list: The regular and very short news shots will then be sent directly into your e-mail-account. This way you receive all important information at a glance!

Conference in Celebration of David Wilkie’s 90th Birthday

Thursday 11 April 2024

University of York, School for Business and Society

«Actuarial Data Science Après-Midi»

Fully Booked. Waiting list - please send an Email to the Sekretariat@actuaries.ch

The Data Science working group of the Swiss Actuarial Association (SAA) is happy to announce the next event of the Actuarial Data Science Après-Midi series.

Topic                           Panel discussion – Responsible AI in Insurance
Date & Time
                Wednesday, 28.02.2024, 18:00 to 19:00 + Apéro
Location                      Renaissance Zurich Tower Hotel, Turbinenstrasse 20, Zurich
SAA CPS                     1
# Participants              100

Artificial Intelligence is transforming the insurance industry, enabling faster claims processing, personalized pricing, fraud detection and more. But AI also poses ethical and social challenges, such as ensuring fairness, transparency, accountability, and privacy. How can insurers leverage AI to create value for their customers and stakeholders, while also ensuring that AI is used in a responsible and trustworthy manner?

To explore these questions, the Data Science working group of the Swiss Actuarial Association (SAA) invite you to a panel discussion on Responsible AI in Insurance, featuring experts from academia, industry, and consulting. Our panelists:
Kornelia Papp serves as the Group Head of Intelligent Automation at Zurich Insurance, where she leads the integration of conversational AI and automation to enhance customer engagement and streamline operations.
Mario Wüthrich is Professor in the Department of Mathematics at ETH Zurich, and he is the Study Director of the Actuarial Science education at ETH Zurich.
Michael Mayer is a non-life actuary at la Mobilière with 20 years of experience in statistical modeling.
Stefan Bregy is a qualified actuary with 15 years of experience in Non-life insurance, including work in the industry, with the regulator, and as a consultant.

The panel will be moderated by Alessandro Torre, Actuary and Data Scientist at Swiss Re.

You can send your questions to the panelists already now on Slido! #ResponsibleAI

Blockchain Finance

Blockchain Finance im Herbst 2024

Teilnahme: Sowohl digital als auch physisch möglich (hybrid)
Beginn: 13.08.2024
Zeit: Wöchentlich jeweils dienstags von 19.00 – 20.30, 10 Module vom 13.08. – 22.10.2024.
Themen: Blockchain, Digital Assets, DLT, Dezentralized Finance und Insurance, NFTs, Web3 & Metaverse.
Gast-Referenten: Andreas Ruflin, BX Digital. Weitere Gastreferentinnen werden angekündigt.
Abschluss: Optionale Zertifikatsprüfung

Innovation in Finance

Finovation im Frühling 2024

Teilnahme: Sowohl digital als auch physisch möglich (hybrid)
Beginn: 16.04.2024
Dauer: Wöchentlich jeweils dienstags von 19.00 – 20.30, 10 Module vom 16.04. – 02.07.2024.
Themen: Digitale Transformation der Finanzindustrie, zukunftsweisende Technologien und das FinTech-Ökosystem.
Gast-Referenten: Thierry Kneissler, Ex-CEO und Co-Founder TWINT, und Anton Stadelmann, CEO Radicant.
Abschluss: Optionale Zertifikatsprüfung

SAVE THE DATE : Sustainability in (Re-)Insurance Conference 2024

Sustainability in (Re-)Insurance Conference 2024, organised by SCOR and the Swiss Association of Actuaries

Thursday 3. October 2024

Details will follow.

EAA e-Conference on 'Data Science & Data Ethics'

We are thrilled to announce our already 5th e-Conference, centred around the captivating theme of 'Data Science & Data Ethics'.

Prime Re Academy

Workshop Model Validation am 19-21 Juni 2024

Two experts who combine industry practice, regulatory experience and theoretical background present fundamental methods and apply them onto realistic examples taken from:

  • Life insurance
  • General insurance
  • Investments and finance
  • Quantitative risk management
  • Machine learning

European Actuarial Academy

First in-person EAA Seminar (E0414) 'Actuarial Methods for Cyber Insurance' on 16/17 May 2024 in Lisbon

Computational support for liability forecasting with practical examples

EAA Seminar / Web Session

Lecturers: Dr. Ljudmila Bertschi (allea AG), Dr. Mauro Triulzi (allea AG)