The Fair Value of Insurance Liabilities

The Fair Value of Insurance Liabilities

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This book explores theoretical and practical implications of reflecting the fair value of liabilities for insurance companies. In addition, the contributions discuss the disclosure of these values to the financial and regulatory communities and auditing firms which are actually calculating this illusive but important variable. It combines contributions by distinguished practitioners from the insurance, accounting and finance fields, with those of prominent academics. One of the central themes of the collection is that adequate disclosure of the true economic value of insurance company liabilities is both possible and desirable. Wherever possible, the insurance valuation process is wedded with modern financial theory. For example, the use of option pricing theory is applied to insurance companies, where the true value of the firm's liabilities is a critical variable. Methods such as cash flow, earned profit and indirect discount are explored.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 382 pages
  • 156 x 233.9 x 25.4mm | 331.13g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • 1998 ed.
  • 101 Tables, black and white; XVIII, 382 p.
  • 0792399412
  • 9780792399414
  • 2,327,834

Table of contents

Introduction; I. Vanderhoof. 1. Background on Fair Value Accounting of Insurance Company Assets and Liabilities; R.C. Wilkins. 2. Comparison of Methods for Fair-Valuing Life Insurance Liabilities; A.A. Dicke. 3. Fair Valuation of Life Insurance Company Liabilities; J.E. Hohmann, R.R. Reitano. 4. Experience in Implementing Fair Value of Insurance Liabilities; D.L. Carr, et al. 5. Allowing for Asset, Liability, and Business Risk in the Valuation of a Life Company; S.J.B. Meyta. 6. A Market-Value Accounting Framework for Insurance Companies; M. Griffin. 7. Option Adjusted Value of the Firm; D.N. Becker. 8. The Cash Flow Method for Valuing Liabilities in Canada; A. Brender. 9. Earned Profit Method; C.D. O'Brien. Indexed Discount Rate Method; S.M. McLaughlin. Is Paul vs. Virginia Dead? K.M. Ostaszewski. Remarks; J. Lamm-Tennant.
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