Silvana Pesenti

Assistant Professor


Fields of Study

Areas of Interest

  • Insurance Risk Management
  • Sensitivity Analysis
  • Model Uncertainty
  • Dependence Modelling
  • Risk Measures


Silvana Pesenti joined the University of Toronto as an assistant professor of insurance risk management in 2019. She received her PhD at Cass Business School, London, and holds a MSc in Mathematics from ETH Zurich.

Silvana Pesenti was awarded the Dorothy Shoichet Women Faculty Award of Excellence in 2019 and her paper “Reverse Sensitivity Testing: What does it take to break the Model?” received the 2020 Peter Clark Prize. The Peter Clark Prize is awarded for the best paper by the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA).