The SFRA has a variety of activities that seek to engage and foster knowledge exchange between members from university academics, as well as the undergraduate and postgraduate student bodies with leading figures in the financial risk and insurance industry.
The activities aim to promote several important ideals:
the importance and significance of careers in the financial services sector as data scientists, quantitative analysts and insurance specialists in actuarial science and beyond;
to raise awareness of the opportunities and career trajectories for financial services that STEM graduates in Scotland can embark on to explore emerging trends in statistics, data science, computing, and machine learning;
to foster the transfer and translation of innovation from leading Scottish academic institutions into Scottish enterprise and to focus the solutions on real-world problems that will create innovation and growth in quantitative expertise in Scotlands financial sectors.
It is a unique opportunity to undertake direct exchange and development of common initiatives and responses to emerging challenges in quantitative data science and risk and insurance disciplines that form a unison between academia and industry.