Spring 2019 - ACMA 490 D100

Selected Topics in Actuarial Science (3)

Stoch. Analysis of Insurance Portfolio

Class Number: 3401

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Tu 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
    AQ 5008, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    Dependent on the topic covered.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

The topics included in this course will vary from term to term depending on faculty availability and student interest.

COURSE DETAILS:


Selected Topic: Stochastic Analysis of Insurance Portfolios

Pre-requisite:
ACMA 320 & permission of the instructor

Course Description:
Life insurance models. Interest rate models for life insurance: time series, stochastic differential equations, estimation. Portfolios of identical policies. Diversified portfolios.

Outline:

  • Basic model for studying life insurance contracts
  • Models for the Rate of return:
  •    >Time Series; ARMA models
  •    >Stochastic Differential Equations; Ito’s formula, log-normal model, Ornstein-Uhlenbeck process, Cox-Ingersoll-Ross model, Principle of covariance equivalence
  •    >Other models: Regime-switching model, Wilkie model
  • Insurance risk: One contract, A portfolio of identical contracts
  • Life Insurance with Random Interest and Mortality: Present value, net single premium
  • Portfolio of Policies with Random Interest and Mortality: moments
  • Distribution of the Present Value of Benefits for a Portfolio
  •    >Approximating the Distribution; Limiting Portfolio
  • Diversified portfolios

Grading

  • Assignments & Term Project 30%
  • Midterm 30%
  • Final 40%

NOTES:

All grading is subject to change.

Materials

RECOMMENDED READING:

Stochastic Analysis of Insurance Portfolios, G. Parker, 2019

Department Undergraduate Notes:

Students with Disabilites:
Students requiring accommodations as a result of disability must contact the Centre for Accessible Learning 778-782-3112 or csdo@sfu.ca


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