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Monday 25 March 2019 17:00 - 19:00

The Extreme Events Working Party will present their paper on the calibration of VaR models with overlapping data.

Under the European Union’s Solvency II regulations, insurance firms are required to use a one-year VaR (Value at Risk) approach. This involves a one-year projection of the balance sheet and requires sufficient capital to be solvent in 99.5% of outcomes. The Solvency II Internal Model risk calibrations require annual changes in market indices / term structure for the estimation of the risk distribution for each of the Internal Model risk drivers. This presents a significant challenge for calibrators in terms of:

Robustness of the calibration that is relevant to the current market regimes and at the same time able to represent the historically observed worst crisis;

Stability of the calibration model year on year with arrival of new information;

The above points need careful consideration to avoid credibility issues with the SCR calculation, in that the results are subject to high levels of uncertainty.


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17.00 – 17.30 Registration will take place
17.30 – 19.00

Chair: Professor Andrew J. G. Cairns, Heriot-Watt University

Speaker: Gaurang Mehta, Royal London / Eve Actuarial and Accounting Consultants Limited


19:00 Event closes




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