Risk Modelling in General Insurance

Risk Modelling in General Insurance : From Principles to Practice

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Knowledge of risk models and the assessment of risk is a fundamental part of the training of actuaries and all who are involved in financial, pensions and insurance mathematics. This book provides students and others with a firm foundation in a wide range of statistical and probabilistic methods for the modelling of risk, including short-term risk modelling, model-based pricing, risk-sharing, ruin theory and credibility. It covers much of the international syllabuses for professional actuarial examinations in risk models, but goes into further depth, with worked examples, exercises and detailed case studies. The authors also use the statistical package R to demonstrate how simple code and functions can be used profitably in an actuarial context. The authors' engaging and pragmatic approach, balancing rigour and intuition and developed over many years of teaching the subject, makes this book ideal for self-study or for students taking courses in risk modelling.show more

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  • Electronic book text
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • 45 b/w illus. 30 tables 140 exercises
  • 1139512102
  • 9781139512107

Table of contents

Preface; 1. Introduction; 2. Models for claim numbers and claim sizes; 3. Short term risk models; 4. Model based pricing - setting premiums; 5. Risk sharing - reinsurance and deductibles; 6. Ruin theory for the classical risk model; 7. Case studies; 8. Appendix: utility theory; Answers to exercises; Index.show more

About Roger J. Gray

Roger J. Gray was a Senior Lecturer in the School of Mathematical and Computer Sciences at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh until his death in 2011. Susan M. Pitts is a Senior Lecturer in the Statistical Laboratory at the University of Cambridge.show more

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"A key feature is the inclusion of three detailed case studies that bring together a number of concepts and applications from different parts of the book and illustrate how they are used in practice." -Mathematical reviewsshow more