Actuarial and MFM alumni and current students share their experiences

student photosKatrisha Neisse - Actuary-Risk Management Life and Annuities Securian Financial
Actuarial Class of 2012

Continuing Collaboration with Industry through Applied Courses and Workshops

Both the Actuarial and the MFM programs are fortunate to have industry practitioners come back year-after-year to participate in applied coursework and workshops such as the Actuarial Mathematics in Practice course (Math 4067W) and the annual MFM Winter Modeling Workshop.


Donors Support New MCFAM Activities and Events

We give thanks to the donors who have made generous contributions to MCFAM this year and in the past. We could not have carried out the many program activities, research projects, actuarial exam reimbursements, and workshops, without the generosity of these donor:

Actuarial Program Support

David Tuomala (Actuarial 1990)

United Health Group Inc. (Match to employee contribution)

Twin Cities Actuary Club                         

Benevity Community Impact 


Machine Learning (ML) Summer Camp for High School Students attracted more campers and sponsors in 2019

machinelearingThe Machine Learning Summer Camp for High School Students attracted more students in 2019, doubling the size of the camp versus 2018.  As the exciting and growing field of machine learning (ML) becomes more mainstream, high school students are increasingly i

MCFAM Distinguished Lectures Cover Leading Edge Topics in 2020

We are pleased to announce the three renowned scholars and practitioners who will join us in 2020 for the MCFAM Distinguished Lecture Series.  Their research interests and work cover important topics that are at the forefront of our times: (1) retirement strategies in the age of longevity, (2) how climate change is affecting the insurance and finance sectors and (3) trading clean electricity or using reinforced learing for algorithmic trading. 

News from MCFAM Student Clubs

Actuary Club Takes on New Projects and Activities

New People at MCFAM

Interview with Dr. Gary Hatfield

instructor photoWe are pleased to welcome Gary Hatfield to MCFAM on a full time basis in February 2020. Gary has had a long-standing relationship with UMN’s School of Mathematics, ha

Vern Nelson

Vern Nelson Vern Nelson joined MCFAM in the fall of 2019. He teaches the yearlong preparatory mathematics sequence for the FQF and MFM programs.  Vern has a Master in Financial Mathematics from Leeds University.