Chair of Insurance Economics and Risk Management
Nadine Gatzert (born in 1979) studied Mathematics and Economics at the University of Ulm. During this time she also participated in the PhD program in Applied Mathematics at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA, where she worked as a teaching assistant and received her Master of Science in Mathematical Finance in 2004. From 2005 to 2009, she worked as a project manager and a research fellow at the Institute of Insurance Economics at the University of St. Gallen, where she received her doctoral degree in 2007 and her Habilitation in 2009, and finalized the examination as a professional actuary of the German Actuarial Association (DAV).
She has been Chair of Insurance Economics and Risk Management at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) since August 2009. She has served as a research dean of the School of Business and Economics from 2012 to 2015, and was appointed vice president of research and a member of the university executive board in April 2015. Professor Gatzert is chair of the board of Forum V, the Northern Bavarian Institute of Insurance Science and Practice at FAU, a member of the board of directors of Deutscher Verein für Versicherungswissenschaft (German insurance science association), a member of the board of directors of the American Risk and Insurance Association (ARIA), and a member of the Insurance Advisory Board of the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (Bundesanstalt für Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht).
Professor Gatzert’s main fields of research are enterprise risk management, (life) insurance mathematics and alternative risk transfer, financial guarantees in life insurance, and regulation and solvency assessment in the financial services industry.