Special Issue "Applied Financial and Actuarial Risk Analytics"

A special issue of Risks (ISSN 2227-9091).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 29 February 2024 | Viewed by 1034

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Prof. Dr. Tak Kuen Ken Siu
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Department of Actuarial Studies and Business Analytics, Macquarie Business School, Macquarie University, Sydney, NSW 2109, Australia
Interests: mathematical finance; actuarial science; quantitative risk management; applications of stochastic processes; filtering and control; applied statistics; quantitative analytics
Department of Financial and Actuarial Mathematics, Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, Suzhou 215123, China
Interests: actuarial science; equity linked insurance products; optimal insurance strategy; mathematical finance; applications of AI and data science in insurance and actuarial science
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Dear Colleagues,

Modeling financial and actuarial risks has long been a pressing issue, and is of high priority in the research agendas of actuarial science, finance, and risk management. The field is truly interdisciplinary and draws on concepts, methods, and techniques from diverse fields, including, but not limited to, probability theory, stochastic processes, statistics, econometrics, finance, actuarial mathematics, financial mathematics, economics, computing, optimization, and control theory. Recently, with the advancement of computing technologies as well as the availability of granular and big data, machine learning, data analytics, and artificial intelligence (AI) are becoming more and more important in modeling as well as predicting financial and actuarial risks. Techniques in machine learning, data analytics, and AI have transformed both the theories and practices of financial and insurance risk modeling. A new era of the field has emerged, and new and exciting research opportunities are waiting for further explorations.

In this Special Issue, we aim to provide a platform to explore the new and exciting research opportunities in financial and actuarial risk modeling via innovative techniques and/or applications of machine learning, data analytics, and AI. We believe that traditional techniques in modeling financial and actuarial risks are important ingredients to increase the proliferation of various important and innovative uses of machine learning, data analytics, and AI. We also subscribe to the view of the diversification of research ideas and approaches. We welcome and sincerely invite colleagues from both academia and industry to share their latest and cutting-edge research on financial and actuarial risks from both traditional and modern perspectives. All areas of financial and actuarial risk are welcome.

Prof. Dr. Tak Kuen Ken Siu
Prof. Dr. Hailiang Yang
Guest Editors

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  • financial risk
  • actuarial risk
  • data analytics
  • machine learning
  • AI

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Rank-Based Multivariate Sarmanov for Modeling Dependence between Loss Reserves
Risks 2023, 11(11), 187; https://doi.org/10.3390/risks11110187 - 26 Oct 2023
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The interdependence between multiple lines of business has an important impact on determining loss reserves and risk capital, which are crucial for the solvency of a property and casualty (P&C) insurance company. In this work, we introduce the two-stage inference method using the [...] Read more.
The interdependence between multiple lines of business has an important impact on determining loss reserves and risk capital, which are crucial for the solvency of a property and casualty (P&C) insurance company. In this work, we introduce the two-stage inference method using the Sarmanov family of multivariate distributions to the actuarial literature. In fact, we study rank-based methods using the Sarmanov distribution to adequately estimate the loss reserves and properly capture the dependence between lines of business. An inadequate choice of the dependence structure may negatively impact the estimation of the marginals and, hence, the reserve. Thus, we propose a two-stage inference strategy in this research to address this, while taking advantage of the flexibility of the Sarmanov distribution. We show that this strategy leads to a more robust estimation, and better captures the dependence between the risks. We also show that it generates smaller risk capital and a better diversification benefit. We extend the model to the multivariate case with more than two lines of business. To illustrate and validate our methods, we use three different sets of real data from both a major US property–casualty insurer and a large Canadian insurance company. Full article
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