The Scientific Council of the Intitut Europlace de Finance (IEF) has awarded the 2023 prize for the Best Young Researcher in Finance and Insurance to two winners, who tied in the deliberation process. The award ceremony took place on 21 March, during the second day of the sixteenth edition of the Financial Risks International Forum (Risks Forum), with Philippe Trainar, Director of the Fondation SCOR pour la Science and Didier Valet, President of the IEF and Vice-President of the Institut Louis Bachelier.

This year’s winners are Irina Zviadadze, Associate Professor of Finance at HEC Paris and affiliated researcher at CEPR (Centre for Economic Policy Research), and Olivier Guéant, researcher in applied mathematics and professor at the University of Paris I.

The two winners received the IEF/SCOR Prize and a cheque for EUR 7,500 each, in recognition of their previous work and future potential for new research. To be eligible for this award, researchers must be 40 years old or younger and affiliated to a French academic institution.

As a reminder, this Best Young Researcher Award has existed since 2005 and has been sponsored by the SCOR Foundation for Science since 2016. The IEF Scientific Council decided to extend this prize to insurance research in 2017.


Read the interview with Irina Zviadadze                                 Read the interview with Olivier Guéant