Actuarial Mathematics for Life Contingent Risks (International Series on Actuarial Science 2nd Revised edition)

Actuarial Mathematics for Life Contingent Risks (International Series on Actuarial Science 2nd Revised edition)

By: Mary R. Hardy (author), Howard R. Waters (author), David C. M. Dickson (author)Hardback

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Actuarial Mathematics for Life Contingent Risks, 2nd edition, is the sole required text for the Society of Actuaries Exam MLC Fall 2015 and Spring 2016. It covers the entire syllabus for the SOA Exam MLC, including new sections for Spring 2016. It is ideal for university courses and for individuals preparing for professional actuarial examinations - especially the new, long-answer exam questions. Three leaders in actuarial science balance rigor with intuition and emphasize practical applications using computational techniques to provide a modern perspective on life contingencies and equip students for the products and risk structures of the future. The authors then develop a more contemporary outlook, introducing multiple state models, emerging cash flows and embedded options. The 210 exercises provide meaningful practice with both long-answer and multiple choice questions. Furthermore: * the book has been updated to include new material on discrete time Markov processes, on models involving joint lives, and on universal life insurance and participating traditional insurance * the Solutions Manual (ISBN 9781107620261), available for separate purchase, provides detailed solutions to the text's exercises.

About Author

David C. M. Dickson is Professor of Actuarial Studies in the Department of Economics at the University of Melbourne. He has twice been awarded the H. M. Jackson Prize of the Institute of Actuaries of Australia, most recently for his book Insurance Risk and Ruin (Cambridge University Press, 2005). Mary R. Hardy holds the CIBC Chair in Financial Risk Management at the University of Waterloo, Ontario. She is a Fellow of the UK Institute and Faculty of Actuaries and of the Society of Actuaries, and has won awards and commendations for her research. In 2013 Hardy was awarded the Finlaison Medal of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries for services to the actuarial profession, in research, teaching and governance. Howard R. Waters is Professor in the Department of Actuarial Mathematics and Statistics at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh. He is a Fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries, by whom he was awarded the Finlaison Medal for services to the actuarial profession in 2006.


Preface to the Second Edition; 1. Introduction to life insurance; 2. Survival models; 3. Life tables and selection; 4. Insurance benefits; 5. Annuities; 6. Premium calculation; 7. Policy values; 8. Multiple state models; 9. Joint life and last survivor benefits; 10. Pension mathematics; 11. Yield curves and non-diversifiable risk; 12. Emerging costs for traditional life insurance; 13. Participating and universal life insurance; 14. Emerging costs for equity-linked insurance; 15. Option pricing; 16. Embedded options; A. Probability theory; B. Numerical techniques; C. Simulation; D. Tables; References; Index.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781107044074
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 616
  • ID: 9781107044074
  • weight: 1100
  • ISBN10: 1107044073
  • edition: 2nd Revised edition

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