Technical paper/Insurance

Options for collateral options

When collateral can be posted in multiple currencies, pricing even the simplest derivatives involves optionality, which is often tackled numerically. But by conditioning on a risk factor to make variables independent, this can be simplified. Alexandre…

Assessment of longevity risk under Solvency II

As the implementation of Solvency II looms, the calibration of the standard formula remains a controversial issue as the industry runs the fifth quantitative impact study. But the current design overshoots the one in 200 year confidence level.