Spring 2019 - ACMA 820 G100

Stochastic Analysis of Insurance Portfolios (4)

Class Number: 3974

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

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

  • Prerequisites:

    ACMA 320.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

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

COURSE DETAILS:

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, Second Order Stochastic Differential Equations, 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, Reserving
-Diversified portfolios

Grading

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

Materials

RECOMMENDED READING:

Stochastic Analysis of Insurance Portfolios, G. Parker, 2019

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