Level of prudence in claims provisions and capital adequacy of non-life insurance companies

Peter Mandl, République Tchèque

A business line of a non-life insurance company is considered. A model of the evolution of its loss reserves under a prudential reserving rule is presented. An equation is derived for the amount of allocated free capital needed to cover the underwriting and the investment risks with a given confidence level. Other types of risk are, for the sake of simplicity, assumed to be taken into consideration by choosing properly the parameters of the two basic risks.
Date: 29 May - Time: 14:30 to 16:00 - Room: 341
Theme: 1.B. Solvency measurements and asset-liability management