Risk theory and reinsurance /

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Author / Creator:Deelstra, Griselda, author.
Uniform title:Théorie du risque et réassurance. English
Imprint:London : Springer, [2014]
Description:1 online resource (viii, 78 pages) : illustrations.
Series:EAA series, 1869-6929
EAA Series.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11082639
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Other uniform titles:Plantin, Guillaume,
Ray, Urmie,
Translation of (work) Deelstra, Griselda. Théorie du risque et réassurance.
Notes:Includes bibliographical references.
Online resource; title from PDF title page (SpringerLink, viewed November 25, 2013).
Summary:Reinsurance is an important production factor of non-life insurance. The efficiency and the capacity of the reinsurance market directly regulate those of insurance markets. The purpose of this book is to provide a concise introduction to risk theory, as well as to its main application procedures to reinsurance. The first part of the book covers risk theory. It presents the most prevalent model of ruin theory, as well as a discussion on insurance premium calculation principles and the mathematical tools that enable portfolios to be ordered according to their risk levels. The second part describes the institutional context of reinsurance. It first strives to clarify the legal nature of reinsurance transactions. It describes the structure of the reinsurance market and then the different legal and technical features of reinsurance contracts, known as reinsurance treaties by practitioners. The third part creates a link between the theories presented in the first part and the practice described in the second one. Indeed, it sets out, mostly through examples, some methods for pricing and optimizing reinsurance. The authors' aim is to apply the formalism presented in the first part to the institutional framework given in the second part. It is reassuring to find such a relationship between approaches, seemingly abstract, and solutions adopted by practitioners. Risk Theory and Reinsurance is mainly aimed at graduate students in actuarial science but will also be useful for practitioners wishing to revive their knowledge of risk theory or to quickly learn about the main mechanisms of reinsurance.
Other form:Print version: Deelstra, Griselda. Risk Theory and Reinsurance. Dordrecht : Springer, ©2013 9781447155676
Standard no.:10.1007/978-1-4471-5568-3