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Introduction to Actuarial and Financial Mathematical Methods

Introduction to Actuarial and Financial Mathematical Methods
A Book

by Stephen Garrett

  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 2015-05-02
  • Pages : 624
  • ISBN : 0128004916
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This self-contained module for independent study covers the subjects most often needed by non-mathematics graduates, such as fundamental calculus, linear algebra, probability, and basic numerical methods. The easily-understandable text of Introduction to Actuarial and Mathematical Methods features examples, motivations, and lots of practice from a large number of end-of-chapter questions. For readers with diverse backgrounds entering programs of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries, the Society of Actuaries, and the CFA Institute, Introduction to Actuarial and Mathematical Methods can provide a consistency of mathematical knowledge from the outset. Presents a self-study mathematics refresher course for the first two years of an actuarial program Features examples, motivations, and practice problems from a large number of end-of-chapter questions designed to promote independent thinking and the application of mathematical ideas Practitioner friendly rather than academic Ideal for self-study and as a reference source for readers with diverse backgrounds entering programs of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries, the Society of Actuaries, and the CFA Institute

Actuarial Finance

Actuarial Finance
Derivatives, Quantitative Models and Risk Management

by Mathieu Boudreault,Jean-François Renaud

  • Publisher : Wiley
  • Release : 2019-04-16
  • Pages : 592
  • ISBN : 1119137004
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A new textbook offering a comprehensive introduction to models and techniques for the emerging field of actuarial Finance Drs. Boudreault and Renaud answer the need for a clear, application-oriented guide to the growing field of actuarial finance with this volume, which focuses on the mathematical models and techniques used in actuarial finance for the pricing and hedging of actuarial liabilities exposed to financial markets and other contingencies. With roots in modern financial mathematics, actuarial finance presents unique challenges due to the long-term nature of insurance liabilities, the presence of mortality or other contingencies and the structure and regulations of the insurance and pension markets. Motivated, designed and written for and by actuaries, this book puts actuarial applications at the forefront in addition to balancing mathematics and finance at an adequate level to actuarial undergraduates. While the classical theory of financial mathematics is discussed, the authors provide a thorough grounding in such crucial topics as recognizing embedded options in actuarial liabilities, adequately quantifying and pricing liabilities, and using derivatives and other assets to manage actuarial and financial risks. Actuarial applications are emphasized and illustrated with about 300 examples and 200 exercises. The book also comprises end-of-chapter point-form summaries to help the reader review the most important concepts. Additional topics and features include: Compares pricing in insurance and financial markets Discusses event-triggered derivatives such as weather, catastrophe and longevity derivatives and how they can be used for risk management; Introduces equity-linked insurance and annuities (EIAs, VAs), relates them to common derivatives and how to manage mortality for these products Introduces pricing and replication in incomplete markets and analyze the impact of market incompleteness on insurance and risk management; Presents immunization techniques alongside Greeks-based hedging; Covers in detail how to delta-gamma/rho/vega hedge a liability and how to rebalance periodically a hedging portfolio. This text will prove itself a firm foundation for undergraduate courses in financial mathematics or economics, actuarial mathematics or derivative markets. It is also highly applicable to current and future actuaries preparing for the exams or actuary professionals looking for a valuable addition to their reference shelf. As of 2019, the book covers significant parts of the Society of Actuaries’ Exams FM, IFM and QFI Core, and the Casualty Actuarial Society’s Exams 2 and 3F. It is assumed the reader has basic skills in calculus (differentiation and integration of functions), probability (at the level of the Society of Actuaries’ Exam P), interest theory (time value of money) and, ideally, a basic understanding of elementary stochastic processes such as random walks.

An Introduction to Actuarial Mathematics

An Introduction to Actuarial Mathematics
A Book

by Arjun K. Gupta,Tamas Varga

  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 2013-04-17
  • Pages : 350
  • ISBN : 9401707111
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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to Actuarial Mathematics by A. K. Gupta Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio, U. S. A. and T. Varga National Pension Insurance Fund. Budapest, Hungary SPRINGER-SCIENCE+BUSINESS MEDIA, B. V. A C. I. P. Catalogue record for this book is available from the Library of Congress. ISBN 978-90-481-5949-9 ISBN 978-94-017-0711-4 (eBook) DOI 10. 1007/978-94-017-0711-4 Printed on acid-free paper All Rights Reserved © 2002 Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht Originally published by Kluwer Academic Publishers in 2002 No part of the material protected by this copyright notice may be reproduced or utilized in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording or by any information storage and retrieval system, without written permission from the copyright owner. To Alka, Mita, and Nisha AKG To Terezia and Julianna TV TABLE OF CONTENTS PREFACE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ix CHAPTER 1. FINANCIAL MATHEMATICS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 1. 1. Compound Interest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 1. 2. Present Value. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 1. 3. Annuities. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 CHAPTER 2. MORTALITy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 2. 1 Survival Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 2. 2. Actuarial Functions of Mortality. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84 2. 3. Mortality Tables. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98 CHAPTER 3. LIFE INSURANCES AND ANNUITIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112 3. 1. Stochastic Cash Flows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112 3. 2. Pure Endowments. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130 3. 3. Life Insurances . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133 3. 4. Endowments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147 3. 5. Life Annuities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154 CHAPTER 4. PREMIUMS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 194 4. 1. Net Premiums . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 194 4. 2. Gross Premiums . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 215 Vll CHAPTER 5. RESERVES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 223 5. 1. Net Premium Reserves . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 223 5. 2. Mortality Profit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 272 5. 3. Modified Reserves . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 286 ANSWERS TO ODD-NuMBERED PROBLEMS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Mathematical and Statistical Methods for Actuarial Sciences and Finance

Mathematical and Statistical Methods for Actuarial Sciences and Finance
A Book

by Cira Perna,Marilena Sibillo

  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 2012-03-08
  • Pages : 412
  • ISBN : 8847023424
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The book develops the capabilities arising from the cooperation between mathematicians and statisticians working in insurance and finance fields. It gathers some of the papers presented at the conference MAF2010, held in Ravello (Amalfi coast), and successively, after a reviewing process, worked out to this aim.

Fundamentals of Actuarial Mathematics

Fundamentals of Actuarial Mathematics
A Book

by S. David Promislow

  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 2011-01-06
  • Pages : 424
  • ISBN : 0470978074
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book provides a comprehensive introduction to actuarial mathematics, covering both deterministic and stochastic models of life contingencies, as well as more advanced topics such as risk theory, credibility theory and multi-state models. This new edition includes additional material on credibility theory, continuous time multi-state models, more complex types of contingent insurances, flexible contracts such as universal life, the risk measures VaR and TVaR. Key Features: Covers much of the syllabus material on the modeling examinations of the Society of Actuaries, Canadian Institute of Actuaries and the Casualty Actuarial Society. (SOA-CIA exams MLC and C, CSA exams 3L and 4.) Extensively revised and updated with new material. Orders the topics specifically to facilitate learning. Provides a streamlined approach to actuarial notation. Employs modern computational methods. Contains a variety of exercises, both computational and theoretical, together with answers, enabling use for self-study. An ideal text for students planning for a professional career as actuaries, providing a solid preparation for the modeling examinations of the major North American actuarial associations. Furthermore, this book is highly suitable reference for those wanting a sound introduction to the subject, and for those working in insurance, annuities and pensions.

Financial and Actuarial Statistics

Financial and Actuarial Statistics
An Introduction, Second Edition

by Dale S. Borowiak,Arnold F. Shapiro

  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release : 2013-11-12
  • Pages : 392
  • ISBN : 0203911245
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Understand Up-to-Date Statistical Techniques for Financial and Actuarial ApplicationsSince the first edition was published, statistical techniques, such as reliability measurement, simulation, regression, and Markov chain modeling, have become more prominent in the financial and actuarial industries. Consequently, practitioners and students must ac

Financial Mathematics

Financial Mathematics
A Comprehensive Treatment

by Giuseppe Campolieti,Roman N. Makarov

  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release : 2018-10-24
  • Pages : 829
  • ISBN : 1315360489
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Versatile for Several Interrelated Courses at the Undergraduate and Graduate Levels Financial Mathematics: A Comprehensive Treatment provides a unified, self-contained account of the main theory and application of methods behind modern-day financial mathematics. Tested and refined through years of the authors’ teaching experiences, the book encompasses a breadth of topics, from introductory to more advanced ones. Accessible to undergraduate students in mathematics, finance, actuarial science, economics, and related quantitative areas, much of the text covers essential material for core curriculum courses on financial mathematics. Some of the more advanced topics, such as formal derivative pricing theory, stochastic calculus, Monte Carlo simulation, and numerical methods, can be used in courses at the graduate level. Researchers and practitioners in quantitative finance will also benefit from the combination of analytical and numerical methods for solving various derivative pricing problems. With an abundance of examples, problems, and fully worked out solutions, the text introduces the financial theory and relevant mathematical methods in a mathematically rigorous yet engaging way. Unlike similar texts in the field, this one presents multiple problem-solving approaches, linking related comprehensive techniques for pricing different types of financial derivatives. The book provides complete coverage of both discrete- and continuous-time financial models that form the cornerstones of financial derivative pricing theory. It also presents a self-contained introduction to stochastic calculus and martingale theory, which are key fundamental elements in quantitative finance.

Solutions Manual for Actuarial Mathematics for Life Contingent Risks

Solutions Manual for Actuarial Mathematics for Life Contingent Risks
A Book

by David C. M. Dickson,Mary R. Hardy,Howard R. Waters

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 2012-03-26
  • Pages : 171
  • ISBN : 1107608449
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This must-have manual provides solutions to all exercises in Dickson, Hardy and Waters' Actuarial Mathematics for Life Contingent Risks, the groundbreaking text on the modern mathematics of life insurance that is the required reading for the SOA Exam MLC and also covers more or less the whole syllabus for the UK Subject CT5 exam. The more than 150 exercises are designed to teach skills in simulation and projection through computational practice, and the solutions are written to give insight as well as exam preparation. Companion spreadsheets are available for free download to show implementation of computational methods.

Statistical and Probabilistic Methods in Actuarial Science

Statistical and Probabilistic Methods in Actuarial Science
A Book

by Philip J. Boland

  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release : 2007-03-05
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 158488696X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Statistical and Probabilistic Methods in Actuarial Science covers many of the diverse methods in applied probability and statistics for students aspiring to careers in insurance, actuarial science, and finance. The book builds on students’ existing knowledge of probability and statistics by establishing a solid and thorough understanding of these methods. It also emphasizes the wide variety of practical situations in insurance and actuarial science where these techniques may be used. Although some chapters are linked, several can be studied independently from the others. The first chapter introduces claims reserving via the deterministic chain ladder technique. The next few chapters survey loss distributions, risk models in a fixed period of time, and surplus processes, followed by an examination of credibility theory in which collateral and sample information are brought together to provide reasonable methods of estimation. In the subsequent chapter, experience rating via no claim discount schemes for motor insurance provides an interesting application of Markov chain methods. The final chapters discuss generalized linear models and decision and game theory. Developed by an author with many years of teaching experience, this text presents an accessible, sound foundation in both the theory and applications of actuarial science. It encourages students to use the statistical software package R to check examples and solve problems.

An Introduction to the Mathematics of Finance

An Introduction to the Mathematics of Finance
A Deterministic Approach

by Stephen Garrett

  • Publisher : Butterworth-Heinemann
  • Release : 2013-05-28
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN : 0080982751
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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An Introduction to the Mathematics of Finance: A Deterministic Approach, 2e, offers a highly illustrated introduction to mathematical finance, with a special emphasis on interest rates. This revision of the McCutcheon-Scott classic follows the core subjects covered by the first professional exam required of UK actuaries, the CT1 exam. It realigns the table of contents with the CT1 exam and includes sample questions from past exams of both The Actuarial Profession and the CFA Institute. With a wealth of solved problems and interesting applications, An Introduction to the Mathematics of Finance stands alone in its ability to address the needs of its primary target audience, the actuarial student. Closely follows the syllabus for the CT1 exam of The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries Features new content and more examples Online supplements available: http://booksite.elsevier.com/9780080982403/ Includes past exam questions from The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries and the CFA Institute

Risk Modelling in General Insurance

Risk Modelling in General Insurance
From Principles to Practice

by Roger J. Gray,Susan M. Pitts

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 2012-06-28
  • Pages : 393
  • ISBN : 0521863945
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A wide range of topics to give students a firm foundation in statistical and actuarial concepts and their applications.

Risk Analysis in Finance and Insurance

Risk Analysis in Finance and Insurance
A Book

by Alexander Melnikov

  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release : 2004-06-02
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 1135437459
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Historically, financial and insurance risks were separate subjects most often analyzed using qualitative methods. The development of quantitative methods based on stochastic analysis is an important achievement of modern financial mathematics, one that can naturally be extended and applied in actuarial mathematics. Risk Analysis in Finance and Insurance offers the first comprehensive and accessible introduction to the ideas, methods, and probabilistic models that have transformed risk management into a quantitative science and led to unified methods for analyzing insurance and finance risks. The author's approach is based on a methodology for estimating the present value of future payments given current financial, insurance, and other information, which leads to proper, practical definitions of the price of a financial contract, the premium for an insurance policy, and the reserve of an insurance company. Self-contained and full of exercises and worked examples, Risk Analysis in Finance and Insurance serves equally well as a text for courses in financial and actuarial mathematics and as a valuable reference for financial analysts and actuaries. Ancillary electronic materials will be available for download from the publisher's Web site.

Regression Modeling with Actuarial and Financial Applications

Regression Modeling with Actuarial and Financial Applications
A Book

by Edward W. Frees

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 2010
  • Pages : 565
  • ISBN : 0521760119
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book teaches multiple regression and time series and how to use these to analyze real data in risk management and finance.

Financial Mathematics For Actuarial Science

Financial Mathematics For Actuarial Science
The Theory of Interest

by Richard James Wilders

  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release : 2020-01-29
  • Pages : 396
  • ISBN : 1000033163
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Financial Mathematics for Actuarial Science: The Theory of Interest is concerned with the measurement of interest and the various ways interest affects what is often called the time value of money (TVM). Interest is most simply defined as the compensation that a borrower pays to a lender for the use of capital. The goal of this book is to provide the mathematical understandings of interest and the time value of money needed to succeed on the actuarial examination covering interest theory Key Features Helps prepare students for the SOA Financial Mathematics Exam Provides mathematical understanding of interest and the time value of money needed to succeed in the actuarial examination covering interest theory Contains many worked examples, exercises and solutions for practice Provides training in the use of calculators for solving problems A complete solutions manual is available to faculty adopters online

Introduction to Quantitative Methods for Financial Markets

Introduction to Quantitative Methods for Financial Markets
A Book

by Hansjoerg Albrecher,Andreas Binder,Volkmar Lautscham,Philipp Mayer

  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 2013-06-28
  • Pages : 191
  • ISBN : 3034805195
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Swaps, futures, options, structured instruments - a wide range of derivative products is traded in today's financial markets. Analyzing, pricing and managing such products often requires fairly sophisticated quantitative tools and methods. This book serves as an introduction to financial mathematics with special emphasis on aspects relevant in practice. In addition to numerous illustrative examples, algorithmic implementations are demonstrated using "Mathematica" and the software package "UnRisk" (available for both students and teachers). The content is organized in 15 chapters that can be treated as independent modules. In particular, the exposition is tailored for classroom use in a Bachelor or Master program course, as well as for practitioners who wish to further strengthen their quantitative background.

Quantitative Finance

Quantitative Finance
A Simulation-Based Introduction Using Excel

by Matt Davison

  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release : 2014-05-08
  • Pages : 532
  • ISBN : 1439871698
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Teach Your Students How to Become Successful Working Quants Quantitative Finance: A Simulation-Based Introduction Using Excel provides an introduction to financial mathematics for students in applied mathematics, financial engineering, actuarial science, and business administration. The text not only enables students to practice with the basic techniques of financial mathematics, but it also helps them gain significant intuition about what the techniques mean, how they work, and what happens when they stop working. After introducing risk, return, decision making under uncertainty, and traditional discounted cash flow project analysis, the book covers mortgages, bonds, and annuities using a blend of Excel simulation and difference equation or algebraic formalism. It then looks at how interest rate markets work and how to model bond prices before addressing mean variance portfolio optimization, the capital asset pricing model, options, and value at risk (VaR). The author next focuses on binomial model tools for pricing options and the analysis of discrete random walks. He also introduces stochastic calculus in a nonrigorous way and explains how to simulate geometric Brownian motion. The text proceeds to thoroughly discuss options pricing, mostly in continuous time. It concludes with chapters on stochastic models of the yield curve and incomplete markets using simple discrete models. Accessible to students with a relatively modest level of mathematical background, this book will guide your students in becoming successful quants. It uses both hand calculations and Excel spreadsheets to analyze plenty of examples from simple bond portfolios. The spreadsheets are available on the book’s CRC Press web page.

Introduction to Insurance Mathematics

Introduction to Insurance Mathematics
Technical and Financial Features of Risk Transfers

by Annamaria Olivieri,Ermanno Pitacco

  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2015-09-30
  • Pages : 508
  • ISBN : 3319213776
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This second edition expands the first chapters, which focus on the approach to risk management issues discussed in the first edition, to offer readers a better understanding of the risk management process and the relevant quantitative phases. In the following chapters the book examines life insurance, non-life insurance and pension plans, presenting the technical and financial aspects of risk transfers and insurance without the use of complex mathematical tools. The book is written in a comprehensible style making it easily accessible to advanced undergraduate and graduate students in Economics, Business and Finance, as well as undergraduate students in Mathematics who intend starting on an actuarial qualification path. With the systematic inclusion of practical topics, professionals will find this text useful when working in insurance and pension related areas, where investments, risk analysis and financial reporting play a major role.

Introduction to Mathematical Portfolio Theory

Introduction to Mathematical Portfolio Theory
A Book

by Mark S. Joshi,Jane M. Paterson

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 2013-07-11
  • Pages : 314
  • ISBN : 1107042313
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This concise yet comprehensive guide focuses on the mathematics of portfolio theory without losing sight of the finance.

Introduction to Financial Mathematics

Introduction to Financial Mathematics
A Book

by Kevin J. Hastings

  • Publisher : Chapman and Hall/CRC
  • Release : 2015-10-21
  • Pages : 406
  • ISBN : 9781498723909
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book is for a two-semester Introduction to Financial Mathematics course for undergraduates. It focuses on preparing students for the actuarial exam, motivates through a discussion of personal finances and portfolio management and goes on to cover higher level mathematics, such as stochastic calculus and Brownian Motion. The author blends the better topic coverage, examples and exercises from the various available books and also attempts to standardize the course syllabi with a very well-thought and attractive table of contents.

Computational Actuarial Science with R

Computational Actuarial Science with R
A Book

by Arthur Charpentier

  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release : 2015-09-15
  • Pages : 656
  • ISBN : 1498759823
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A Hands-On Approach to Understanding and Using Actuarial Models Computational Actuarial Science with R provides an introduction to the computational aspects of actuarial science. Using simple R code, the book helps you understand the algorithms involved in actuarial computations. It also covers more advanced topics, such as parallel computing and C/C++ embedded codes. After an introduction to the R language, the book is divided into four parts. The first one addresses methodology and statistical modeling issues. The second part discusses the computational facets of life insurance, including life contingencies calculations and prospective life tables. Focusing on finance from an actuarial perspective, the next part presents techniques for modeling stock prices, nonlinear time series, yield curves, interest rates, and portfolio optimization. The last part explains how to use R to deal with computational issues of nonlife insurance. Taking a do-it-yourself approach to understanding algorithms, this book demystifies the computational aspects of actuarial science. It shows that even complex computations can usually be done without too much trouble. Datasets used in the text are available in an R package (CASdatasets).