Professor Martin Boyer, PhD, is the Power Corporation of Canada Research Chair in Insurance and Pension Plans holder at HEC Montréal (Université de Montréal) and the former chairman of its academic Department of Finance. He is also a former Editor of Insurance and Risk Management and a current Associate Editor with the Journal of Risk and Insurance. He holds an M.Sc. in Economics from the Université de Montréal and a Ph.D. in Insurance and Risk Management from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He is a current member of the Risk Theory Society.

Professor Boyer has published numerous articles, both empirical and theoretical, on a large variety of insurance topics such as Directors and officers liability insurance, Insurance fraud, Longevity risk of pension plans, Underwriting cycles (or the absence thereof), Reinsurance and catastrophic risk protection. He has also co-authored many case studies in finance and financial economics. The Bank of Canada, the Casualty Actuarial Society, the Quarterly Journal of Finance, HEC Montréal, and the American Risk and Insurance Association have all recognized Martin Boyer’s research contribution to the field of insurance and risk management.

Professor Boyer has been a board member in the following organizations: the Northern Finance Association for which he was the acting president in 2006; the Société canadienne de science économique; HEC Montréal pension plan; Pleiades Capital. He has been a CIRANO fellow since 2000, and is currently a Research Associate of the Catastrophic Storm Risk Management Center at Florida State University and of the ERPsim Research Consortium at HEC Montréal. He was a visiting professor at the University of British Columbia, the University of New South Wales, the University of Toronto, and Cornell University.