Claims Reserving in General Insurance

Author: David Hindley

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107076935

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 500

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This is a comprehensive and accessible reference source that documents the theoretical and practical aspects of all the key deterministic and stochastic reserving methods that have been developed for use in general insurance. Worked examples and mathematical details are included, along with many of the broader topics associated with reserving in practice. The key features of reserving in a range of different contexts in the UK and elsewhere are also covered. The book contains material that will appeal to anyone with an interest in claims reserving. It can be used as a learning resource for actuarial students who are studying the relevant parts of their professional bodies' examinations, as well as by others who are new to the subject. More experienced insurance and other professionals can use the book to refresh or expand their knowledge in any of the wide range of reserving topics covered in the book.

Stochastic Claims Reserving Methods in Insurance

Author: Mario V. Wüthrich,Michael Merz

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470772727

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 438

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Claims reserving is central to the insurance industry. Insurance liabilities depend on a number of different risk factors which need to be predicted accurately. This prediction of risk factors and outstanding loss liabilities is the core for pricing insurance products, determining the profitability of an insurance company and for considering the financial strength (solvency) of the company. Following several high-profile company insolvencies, regulatory requirements have moved towards a risk-adjusted basis which has lead to the Solvency II developments. The key focus in the new regime is that financial companies need to analyze adverse developments in their portfolios. Reserving actuaries now have to not only estimate reserves for the outstanding loss liabilities but also to quantify possible shortfalls in these reserves that may lead to potential losses. Such an analysis requires stochastic modeling of loss liability cash flows and it can only be done within a stochastic framework. Therefore stochastic loss liability modeling and quantifying prediction uncertainties has become standard under the new legal framework for the financial industry. This book covers all the mathematical theory and practical guidance needed in order to adhere to these stochastic techniques. Starting with the basic mathematical methods, working right through to the latest developments relevant for practical applications; readers will find out how to estimate total claims reserves while at the same time predicting errors and uncertainty are quantified. Accompanying datasets demonstrate all the techniques, which are easily implemented in a spreadsheet. A practical and essential guide, this book is a must-read in the light of the new solvency requirements for the whole insurance industry.

Modelling Mortality with Actuarial Applications

Author: Angus S. Macdonald,Stephen J. Richards,Iain D. Currie

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108686338

Category: Mathematics

Page: N.A

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Actuaries have access to a wealth of individual data in pension and insurance portfolios, but rarely use its full potential. This book will pave the way, from methods using aggregate counts to modern developments in survival analysis. Based on the fundamental concept of the hazard rate, Part I shows how and why to build statistical models, based on data at the level of the individual persons in a pension scheme or life insurance portfolio. Extensive use is made of the R statistics package. Smooth models, including regression and spline models in one and two dimensions, are covered in depth in Part II. Finally, Part III uses multiple-state models to extend survival models beyond the simple life/death setting, and includes a brief introduction to the modern counting process approach. Practising actuaries will find this book indispensable, and students will find it helpful when preparing for their professional examinations.

Predictive Modeling Applications in Actuarial Science

Author: Edward W. Frees,Glenn Meyers,Richard A. Derrig

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107029880

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 330

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This second volume examines practical real-life applications of predictive modeling to forecast future events with an emphasis on insurance.

Wertorientiertes Risikomanagement von Versicherungsunternehmen

Author: Marcus Kriele,Jochen Wolf

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3662502577

Category: Mathematics

Page: 453

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Dieses Buch gibt einen methodisch fundierten Zugang zum wertorientierten Risikomanagement, einem fachübergreifenden Aufgabengebiet, das Komponenten aus dem Controlling und dem Aktuariat umfasst. Der anwendungsorientierten Ansatz versetzt den Leser in die Lage, ein auf quantitativen Methoden basiertes Risikomanagement unter kritischer Würdigung seiner Grenzen praktisch im Unternehmen zu implementieren. Die Schwerpunkte des Buches sind hierbei Risikokapital und Kapitalallokation, Erfolgsmessung und wertorientierte Steuerung. Es wird außerdem der Zusammenhang zu regulatorischen Entwicklungen (z. B. Solvency 2) hergestellt. In der Neuauflage wurden die Abschnitte über Solvency 2 vollständig überarbeitet und aktualisiert. Außerdem enthält dieses Buch ausführliche Rechenbeispiele, die in der Open Source Skriptensprache Julia programmiert wurden und aus dem Internet heruntergeladen werden können.

Lebensversicherungsmathematik

Author: Hans U. Gerber

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783642713118

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 126

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In den letzten Monaten haben die Zeitungen vieWiltige Bilder iiber die Er scheinung des Kometen Halley veroffentlicht. Seit 76 Jahren ist er diesen Winter am niichtlichen Himmel wieder sichtbar geworden. Es ist deshalb sinnvoll, auch an die Tatsache zu erinnern, daB Sir Edmund Halley 1693 auch die erste Sterbetafel konstruierte und damit die wissenschaftliche Basis fUr die DurchfUhrung der Lebensversicherung schuf. Die traditionelle Interpretation dieser und spiiter verwendeter Sterbetafeln ist deterministisch, d. h. sie geht von der Vorstellung aus, daB z. B. die Anzahl der in einem Jahr sterbenden Personen eine feste Zahl sei. In Wirklichkeit ist diese Anzahl aber zufallig. Um diesem aleatorischen Charakter gerecht zu werden, muB deshalb in der Lebensversicherungsmathematik die Wahr scheinlichkeitstheorie stiirker als bisher zum Tragen kommen. Die Vereinigung schweizerischer Versicherungsmathematiker mochte mit diesem Buch diese "moderne" Lebensversicherungsmathematik fOrdern. Sie ist gliicklich, daB Herr Professor Gerber, als Experte von Weltruf, die Auf gabe iibernommen hat, einen solchen Text zu verfassen. Erfreut sind wir auch iiber die angenehme Zusammenarbeit mit dem Springer-Verlag. Wir hoffen sehr, damit den AnstoB fUr eine erfolgreiche Serie versicherungsmathe matischer Publikationen gegeben zu haben.

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Beginning with vol. for 1951 includes section: Reports of mortality and morbidity experience.

Stochastische Risikomodellierung und statistische Methoden

Ein anwendungsorientiertes Lehrbuch für Aktuare

Author: Torsten Becker,Richard Herrmann,Viktor Sandor,Dominik Schäfer,Ulrich Wellisch

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3662494078

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 375

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Dieses Buch vereinigt Konzepte und Methoden der stochastischen Modellbildung, der statistischen Analyse und der aktuariellen Anwendung in einem Band.Dabei wird eine kompakte, aber dennoch für Theoretiker wie Praktiker gut verständliche und interessante Darstellung der Themengebiete Risikobewertung, explorative Datenanalyse, Simulation, Stochastische Modelle und Prozesse, verallgemeinerte lineare Regression, biometrische Modelle und Credibility gegeben.Zahlreiche Beispiele illustrieren die Anwendung der dargestellten Konzepte in der aktuariellen Praxis, wobei auf Modelle aus der Personenversicherung, Sachversicherungs- und Finanzmathematik eingegangen wird.

Makroökonomie

Theorie und Politik

Author: William H. Branson

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3486793667

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 653

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Bransons makroökonomische Theorie und Politik: der Lehrbuchbestseller aus der Princeton University! Das Lehrbuch der Wahl.

Stochastische Modelle in der Lebensversicherung

Author: Michael Koller

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 366210069X

Category: Mathematics

Page: 190

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Im vorliegenden Buch werden neue Erkenntnisse der Lebensversicherungsmathematik aus dem Gebiet der Markovmodelle und der stochastischen Zinsen behandelt. Besonderes Gewicht wird auf die Anwendbarkeit der Modelle in der Praxis gelegt, so daß die Aussagen direkt angewendet werden können. Die dargestellten Modelle sind in besonderer Weise geeignet, eine schnelle Tarifierung neuer Lebensversicherungsprodukte zu ermöglichen. Gleichzeitig geben diese Modelle einen tieferen Einblick in das Wesen der Lebensversicherungsmathematik. Der besondere Nutzen dieses Buches liegt einerseits in der parallelen Behandlung der Theorie in stetiger und in diskreter Zeit. Zusätzlich wird das für die Behandlung der Theorie nötige Vorwissen im Buch dargestellt. Durch die vielen Beispiele können die entsprechenden Aussagen direkt in die Praxis umgesetzt werden.

Mathematical and Statistical Methods for Actuarial Sciences and Finance

Author: Cira Perna,Marilena Sibillo

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319050141

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 190

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This volume aims to collect new ideas presented in the form of 4 page papers dedicated to mathematical and statistical methods in actuarial sciences and finance. The cooperation between mathematicians and statisticians working in insurance and finance is a very fruitful field and provides interesting scientific products in theoretical models and practical applications, as well as in scientific discussion of problems of national and international interest. This work reflects the results discussed at the biennial conference on Mathematical and Statistical Methods for Actuarial Sciences and Finance (MAF), born at the University of Salerno in 2004.

Health Insurance

Basic Actuarial Models

Author: Ermanno Pitacco

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319122355

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 162

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Health Insurance aims at filling a gap in actuarial literature, attempting to solve the frequent misunderstanding in regards to both the purpose and the contents of health insurance products (and ‘protection products’, more generally) on the one hand, and the relevant actuarial structures on the other. In order to cover the basic principles regarding health insurance techniques, the first few chapters in this book are mainly devoted to the need for health insurance and a description of insurance products in this area (sickness insurance, accident insurance, critical illness covers, income protection, long-term care insurance, health-related benefits as riders to life insurance policies). An introduction to general actuarial and risk-management issues follows. Basic actuarial models are presented for sickness insurance and income protection (i.e. disability annuities). Several numerical examples help the reader understand the main features of pricing and reserving in the health insurance area. A short introduction to actuarial models for long-term care insurance products is also provided. Advanced undergraduate and graduate students in actuarial sciences; graduate students in economics, business and finance; and professionals and technicians operating in insurance and pension areas will find this book of benefit.

Versicherungsökonomie

Author: Peter Zweifel,Roland Eisen

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3662107848

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 486

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Das Buch macht den Leser mit den zentralen Fragestellungen und dem analytischen Werkzeug der Versicherungsökonomik vertraut. Es führt Beiträge zur Nachfrage nach Versicherung, zum Angebot an Versicherung und der Versicherungsregulierung sowie zur Sozialversicherung in einer vereinheitlichten Darstellung zusammen, die bisher nur verstreut in Zeitschriften und Sammelbänden verfügbar waren. Es werden empirisch überprüfbare Voraussagen der Theorie abgeleitet und den Ergebnissen internationaler empirischer Forschung gegenübergestellt. Ausformulierte Folgerungen fassen den Stoff zusammen und erleichtern die Kontrolle des Wissensstands.

Handbook on Loss Reserving

Author: Michael Radtke,Klaus D. Schmidt,Anja Schnaus

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319300563

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

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This handbook presents the basic aspects of actuarial loss reserving. Besides the traditional methods, it also includes a description of more recent ones and a discussion of certain problems occurring in actuarial practice, like inflation, scarce data, large claims, slow loss development, the use of market statistics, the need for simulation techniques and the task of calculating best estimates and ranges of future losses. In property and casualty insurance the provisions for payment obligations from losses that have occurred but have not yet been settled usually constitute the largest item on the liabilities side of an insurer's balance sheet. For this reason, the determination and evaluation of these loss reserves is of considerable economic importance for every property and casualty insurer. Actuarial students, academics as well as practicing actuaries will benefit from this overview of the most important actuarial methods of loss reserving by developing an understanding of the underlying stochastic models and how to practically solve some problems which may occur in actuarial practice.

Market-Consistent Actuarial Valuation

Author: Mario V. Wüthrich

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319466364

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 138

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This is the third edition of this well-received textbook, presenting powerful methods for measuring insurance liabilities and assets in a consistent way, with detailed mathematical frameworks that lead to market-consistent values for liabilities. Topics covered are stochastic discounting with deflators, valuation portfolio in life and non-life insurance, probability distortions, asset and liability management, financial risks, insurance technical risks, and solvency. Including updates on recent developments and regulatory changes under Solvency II, this new edition of Market-Consistent Actuarial Valuation also elaborates on different risk measures, providing a revised definition of solvency based on industry practice, and presents an adapted valuation framework which takes a dynamic view of non-life insurance reserving risk.

Market-Valuation Methods in Life and Pension Insurance

Author: Thomas Møller,Mogens Steffensen

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139462970

Category: Business & Economics

Page: N.A

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In classical life insurance mathematics the obligations of the insurance company towards the policy holders were calculated on artificial conservative assumptions on mortality and interest rates. However, this approach is being superseded by developments in international accounting and solvency standards coupled with other advances enabling a market-based valuation of risk, i.e., its price if traded in a free market. The book describes these approaches, and is the first to explain them in conjunction with more traditional methods. The various chapters address specific aspects of market-based valuation. The exposition integrates methods and results from financial and insurance mathematics, and is based on the entries in a life insurance company's market accounting scheme. The book will be of great interest and use to students and practitioners who need an introduction to this area, and who seek a practical yet sound guide to life insurance accounting and product development.

Loss Reserving

An Actuarial Perspective

Author: Gregory Taylor

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461545838

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 389

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All property and casualty insurers are required to carry out loss reserving as a statutory accounting function. Thus, loss reserving is an essential sphere of activity, and one with its own specialized body of knowledge. While few books have been devoted to the topic, the amount of published research literature on loss reserving has almost doubled in size during the last fifteen years. Greg Taylor's book aims to provide a comprehensive, state-of-the-art treatment of loss reserving that reflects contemporary research advances to date. Divided into two parts, the book covers both the conventional techniques widely used in practice, and more specialized loss reserving techniques employing stochastic models. Part I, Deterministic Models, covers very practical issues through the abundant use of numerical examples that fully develop the techniques under consideration. Part II, Stochastic Models, begins with a chapter that sets up the additional theoretical material needed to illustrate stochastic modeling. The remaining chapters in Part II are self-contained, and thus can be approached independently of each other. A special feature of the book is the use throughout of a single real life data set to illustrate the numerical examples and new techniques presented. The data set illustrates most of the difficult situations presented in actuarial practice. This book will meet the needs for a reference work as well as for a textbook on loss reserving.