The main goal of this course is to provide knowledge about Non-life Insurance, mainly the student will be able to mathematical model the risk, in such way that it is possible to obtain the aggregate claim distribution, premiums, upper bounds for the ruin probability and to analyse the effects of reinsurance. The objectives of this course are based in the “Core Syllabus for Actuarial Training in Europe” proposed by the “Groupe Consultatif des Associations D’Actuaires des Pays des Communautes Europeennes”.
Maria de Lourdes Belchior Afonso
Weekly - 4
Total - 62
The students should be provided with knowledge about calculus, numerical analysis, probabilities and statistics and stochastic processes.
Asmussen, S. & Albrecher, H. (2010) Ruin Probabilities, World Scientific, Singapore
Bowers, Newton, Gerber, Hickman, Jones and Nesbitt. (1997) Actuarial Mathematics (second edition). Itasca, Illinois: The Society of Actuaries
Buhlmann, H. (1970) Mathematical Methods in Risk Theory, Springer-Verlag, New York
Centeno, M. L. (2003), Teoria do Risco na Actividade Seguradora, Celta Editora - Colecção Económicas, Oeiras
Dickson, D. C. M. (2005) Insurance Risk and Ruin, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge
Egídio dos Reis, A. D. (1999) Teoria da Ruína, CEMAPRE, n. 17/TA, ISEG, Lisboa
Kaas, R., Goovaerts, M., Dhaene, J. & Denuit, M. (2008) Modern Actuarial Risk Theory - using R (second edition), Springer
Klugman, S. A., Panjer, H. H. and Willmot, G. E. (20012) Loss Models: From Data To Decisions (fourth edition), Wiley
Rolski, T., Schmidli, H., Schmidt, V. and Teugels, J. (1999) Stochastic Processes for Insurance and Finance, Wiley
The subjects to study are exposed in an oral way, motivating the students to research the subject. Students are asked to work out the proposed exercises and all the doubts concerning these exercises are then discussed. The lectures are in a computer laboratory and the exercises are worked out using computational tools.
The frequency is obtained for regular students by attending the TP classes. It is only possible to have 4 unjustified absences. Students with special status, that don´t obtain frequency by attending classes, will have to obtain T1> = 7.5.
Approval in the regular season
The evaluation in normal season consists of: 2 tests and 1 practical work to be done during the class period. Let T1 , T2 and TP be the scores obtained, respectively, in both tests and in the practical work. Let AC=0.3*T1+0.5*T2+0.2*TP be the classifications obtained at the regular season. The student is approved in the regular season if AC>=9.5
- Loss distributions
- Risk models
- The agregate claims distribution
- Ruin theory
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