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2nd Edition

Modern Actuarial Theory and Practice

ISBN 9781584883685
Published December 28, 2004 by Chapman and Hall/CRC
834 Pages 45 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

In the years since the publication of the best-selling first edition, the incorporation of ideas and theories from the rapidly growing field of financial economics has precipitated considerable development of thinking in the actuarial profession. Modern Actuarial Theory and Practice, Second Edition integrates those changes and presents an up-to-date, comprehensive overview of UK and international actuarial theory, practice and modeling. It describes all of the traditional areas of actuarial activity, but in a manner that highlights the fundamental principles of actuarial theory and practice as well as their economic, financial, and statistical foundations.

Table of Contents

The Widening Scope of Actuarial Theory and Practice
Investments and Valuation
General Principles of Asset Allocation
Investment Risk
Portfolio Selection Techniques and Investment Modeling

Fundamental Features of Life Insurance
Nonparticipating Life Insurance
Participating Life Insurance
The Regulation of Solvency and its Effect on the Emergence
of Profit
Life Office Risks and Risk Management
The Actuarial Role in Life Office Management

Introduction to General Insurance
General Insurance Accounts
Premium Rating

Types of Pension Plan
Actuarial Modeling of Defined-Benefit Plans
Investment Strategies for Defined-Benefit Plans
Individual Pension Choices

An Introduction to Health Insurance
Income Protection Insurance
Critical Illness
Long-Term Care
Private Medical Insurance

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"…The authors have updated the first edition of the book to reflect developments in the actuarial profession since the publication of the first edition in 1998, [and] to integrate theories and applications in the rapidly growing field of financial economics … . Another major development of the new edition is the introduction of a new section on actuarial applications in health insurance. … it can serve as important study material for actuarial students, as well as a desk reference for actuarial professionals in respect to practical actuarial issues."
-The Journal of Risk and Insurance

"The scope of this book is extensive, covering much of actuarial practice. … It should probably be in the library of a university with an extensive actuarial science program."
-MAA Review

"The publication of the first edition of Modern Actuarial Theory and Practice in 1998 marked an important step in the emergence of new actuarial textbooks in the English language … providing an introduction to the practical applications of modern development in actuarial science across a range of practice areas … The new edition of Modern Actuarial Theory and Practice will offer valuable additional study material to those preparing for the Core Applications examination of the UK actuarial profession, and similar-level studies in other countries, as well as being a convenient general textbook for every qualified actuary to have on their bookshelf. I congratulate the authors on bringing the material together for this book and hope that it will be widely used by students and by qualified actuaries around the world."
-From the Foreword by Chris Daykin, CB, MA, FIA, Chairman, Education Committee of the Groupe Consultatif