JOP 10 1 Authors

The Journal of Operational Risk

Volume 10, Issue 1


X. Sheldon Lin

X. Sheldon Lin has been a Full Professor of Actuarial Science in the Department of Statistical Sciences of the University of Toronto since 2002. He publishes extensively in the areas of insurance risk modelling and valuation of equity-linked insurance products with more than 50 refereed research papers and two books. He is Associate of the Society of Actuaries (ASA) and Associate of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries (ACIA). His full CV can be downloaded from




Hsiang-Hsi Liu

Hsiang-Hsi Liu is a distinguished professor and director of the Graduate Institute of International Business, National Taipei University. He completed his Ph.D. degree at Department of Economics, Iowa state university, USA. His research areas include International Business, Industrial Organization, Global Industry Competition, Quantitative Method, Financial Time-series Analysis and Forecasting. His papers have been published at Expert System and Application, Mathematical Problems in Engineering, European Journal of International Management, Service Industry Journal, Contemporary Economic policy, Economic Modeling, Applied financial Economics, Journal of the Operations Research Society of Japan, The Journal of Operational Risk, Banks and Bank Systems, Global Finance Journal, Asian Economic and Financial Review, Modern Economy, Theoretical Economics Letters, Marine Policy, Hitotsubashi Journal of Economics, International Journal of Business and Strategy, Journal of Information and Optimization Sciences, Communication in Computer and Information Science, The Chinese Economy and conference proceedings. He can be contacted by email to



Mauricio Cortes

Mauricio Cortes is a risk consultant specialized on enhancing companies' performance through implementing risk management systems. He has helped numerous firms to reduce their risk exposure while fostering efficiency. Mauricio has a degree in Finance and International Affairs, a Master of Business Administration in International Business, and is a certified Basel III professional. He has been published in OASIS magazine from Colombia. Mauricio is currently working for TiTW Integrated Marketing Co. in Taiwan, where he is known for his Chinese name Mao Yi-feng. He can be contacted by email to




Helgard Raubenheimer

Helgard Raubenheimer is an Associate Professor in the Centre for BMI, at the North-West University's Potchefstroom campus. He received a Ph.D. in Risk Analysis from the North-West University. His main research interest is in quantitative risk management and includes market and operational risk, fixed income portfolio optimisation and model validation. He lectures enterprise-wide risk management and practical risk management to post graduate students. He has also supervised several master degree students on their industry research projects and is involved in industry directed research projects focusing mainly on financial risk management and model validation.




Hennie Venter

JH (Hennie) Venter is currently employed at the Centre for Business Mathematics and Informatics (BMI) at the North-West University at Potchefstroom, South Africa, specialising in research and project consulting in the field of financial statistics. Before joining the Centre for BMI, he trained students at this university and published widely in statistics, Hennie holds a PhD from the University of Chicago.




PJ de Jongh

PJ (Riaan) de Jongh is Director of the Centre for Business Mathematics and Informatics at North-West University. He specializes in training BMI students for professional careers in industry, based on a statistical science core. Currently the BMI programmes include Actuarial Science, Quantitative Risk Management, Financial Mathematics, and Business Analytics. His research interest includes business and risk analytics. He is the author and co-author of several international research papers, a Fellow and Past President of the South African Statistical Association (SASA) and act as external reviewer for the global CERA (Certified Enterprise Risk Actuary) review panel as well as for various journals and conferences.




Tertius de Wet

Tertius de Wet is currently Professor at Stellenbosch University, South Africa. He is also an Extraordinary Professor at North West University, from which he obtained his doctorate. He has published widely in statistics with his research currently focussed on extreme value theory.




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