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The Summer 2014 – Volume 2 edition of the CAS E-Forum contains five reserves papers written in response to a call for papers issued by the CAS Committee on Reserves (CASCOR). “Combining Estimates,” by Tom Struppeck, provides a methodology for combining two or more estimates into a single estimate. In “The Analysis of ‘All-Prior’ Data,” … Read more
The Committee on Theory of Risk (COTOR) began the Risk Premium Project (RPP) in 2000 with RPP I, which represented an extensive, thorough, and up-to-date analysis of the theory and empirics of risk assessment for property-casualty insurance. Given the vast development in this field, the RPP II update extended the findings from RPP I with … Read more
Have you frequently used the Bornhuetter-Ferguson method to develop ultimate loss ratios? How strong would you say your dependence on the BF method was overall in selection of final ultimates for the current accident year? These are just two of the questions in a CAS membership survey designed by the Bornhuetter-Ferguson Initial Expected Loss Ratio … Read more
The purpose of the CAS’s Open-Source Software Committee is to make advanced open-source reserving, ratemaking, and predictive modeling procedures available, accessible and of practical value to a wider audience. The Committee will foster the development of tutorials, procedures, and educational resources, and is working with the CAS professional education committees to share the information with … Read more
Louise Francis, past CAS VP-Research & Development and Alice Underwood, new CAS VP-Research & Development, co-authored this blog post. Last August, David Menning wrote a blog post about how much statistics should be included within the basic education process. He asked if statistics were covered at the right level in the current basic education structure … Read more