Insurance Risk - February 2014


Poor risk analysis weighs on Dutch disability market

After an overhaul of legislation in 2006, Dutch insurers eagerly tapped the occupational disability market. But they grossly underestimated the risks and costs of providing cover and have been forced to increase their reserves in response to higher than…

Systematic risk factors redefined

Credit risk factor models tend to have a narrow focus on the Gaussian case, use copula functions that don’t work well with the martingale methods used in pricing, and can introduce arbitrage. Dariusz Gatarek and Juliusz Jablecki show how an increasing…

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