Excelling without Excel

Put your search engine to work on the search item ‘tyranny of spreadsheets’ and you may be puzzled by the countless hits you will find. If you are not surprised at all, you can skip this blog and proceed with whatever you were doing. However, if you did not see this outcome coming, this blog […]

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Administrative Periodic Inspection

Here it is: RiskCo’s first official blog post! On our weblog, we want to provide you with some background information about the things that occupy our minds at RiskCo. This can be about products, problems we encounter at our clients, interesting developments in the financial world, or simply anything we like. In this first blog […]

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What is the similarity between an egg boiler, broken coffee machine and mathematical calculations?

When I started working at RiskCo, the first thing my colleagues explained to me was the rules of the coffee machine. Apparently, one needs to put the exact right amount of beans in the machine, clean it on a daily basis and dispose of the coffee grounds as soon as you are done. Not following these […]

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An Internship At RiskCo

Meet João Alpuim, a software developer who recently started working at RiskCo, after finishing his successful internship with us. At RiskCo, we value talent development and encourage young people to use their creativity to design their own projects. Many interns stay at RiskCo after their initial projects. We asked João to give us some more […]

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API: 12 ways to find a date

One assumes their pension is calculated carefully. But how can you be sure of this? At RiskCo, we developed the Administrative Periodic Inspection for pension funds, in order to verify regularly whether all calculations are correct. When a pension fund asks us to perform an administrative periodic inspection, we compare all entitlements of its members […]

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Solvency II is Physics too

The financial/actuarial world is exactly the domain where a physicist feels at home. Why is that? The (new) European laws – i.e. Solvency and Basel – basically prescribe a model to calculate the chances of bankruptcy of a financial institution. You are working with models to calculate the future cash flows of financial institutions. These […]

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Football is Mathematics

Is it possible to predict the transfer value of a football player? During my studies of Business Mathematics and Informatics, I gave it a shot. In anticipation of our master’s thesis, we were asked to conduct a small study on a topic of our choice. Being a football fan, I decided to investigate the possibilities […]

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From Punched Cards to ProductXpress

Do not fold, bend, spindle or mutilate An overview of important inventions in the development of computers The software that we use today as our apps, internet and games has come a long way. Not unimportant was the role of insurance companies in developing computer systems. We would like to take you on a journey […]

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RiskCo SwimCo

Join the swim June 14, 2015: together with two RiskCo colleagues I jump into the fresh water of the Singel in Utrecht. For a moment I question my reasons for doing this. The water feels ice cold, and the finish two kilometres downstream seems very far away. About seven months earlier, we stumbled upon the […]

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