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Economic Scenario Generators

Thursday 23 February 2017 17:30

This is a Faculty of Actuaries Students' Society (FASS) event.



Economic scenario generators (ESGs) are sophisticated tools which produce realistic, forward-looking scenarios for various economic risk factors. ESGs are used for many different applications throughout the financial services industry, ranging from risk-neutral valuation and regulatory capital calculation, through to real-world financial planning and fund management.

Brett Manning, an associate director at Moody’s Analytics, will be giving a general introduction to economic scenario generators, how they work, and how they are calibrated. He will also talk about some current issues affecting how ESGs are calibrated and used, such as:

  • Modelling negative interest rates
  • Modelling macroeconomics in ESG and using narrative scenarios

This session will be followed by Networking at the close by Badabing.

More information can be found on the official event site


Brett Manning, Associate Director, Moody's Analytics


  • 17.30  Refreshments
  • 18.00  Talk starts
  • 19.00  Networking at Badabing, Fountainbridge




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