# Intro to Actuarial Science

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UConn Math 2610 Key Terms

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 Question Answer Price Risk Uncertainty over the magnitude of cash flows due to possible changes in output and input prices - commodity price risk - exchange rate risk - interest rate risk Credit Risk Other party delay or fail to make promised payments Pure Risk - Damage to assets - Legal liability - Worker injury - Employee benefits Loss Control Reducing frequency of losses or the severity of losses (change probability) - Reduced level of risky activity - Increased precautons Loss Financing - Retention & self-insurance - Insurance - Hedging - Other contractual risk transfers Retention Obligation to pay for part or all losses Internal Risk Reduction - Diversification: selling different products or geographic locations - Investment in information: obtain superior forecasts of expected losses Cost of Risk - Expected losses - Cost of loss control - Cost of loss financing - Cost of internal risk reduction - Cost of residual uncertainly Residual Uncertainty Left over Risk Averse Choose high expected value but low variability. If EV is equal, choose lowered variability (least range of possibilities, kind of) Book Value / Market Value The purchase price minus accounting depreciation / value that the next-highest-valued user would pay for the property Business Income Exposures ...what Loss Distribution Probability distribution is for possible losses that can occur Expected Loss Expected value of the distribution Standard Deviation Square root of the variance, outcomes around expected value Sample Mean The average value from a sample of outcomes from a distribution Sample standard deviation Reflects the variation in outcomes of a particular sample from a distribution Skewness Measures the symmetry of the distribution Maximum Probable Loss Loss distribution Value-at-risk Probability distribution for a value of a portfolio or the value of a firm subject to loss Correlation Measures how random variable are related Frequency Measures the number of losses in a given period of time Severity Measures the magnitude of loss per occurrence Balance Sheet Summary of the company’s overall financial position as of a given financial statement date Income Statement - Reflects the activities of a company for a certain time period - Gives the investor a perspective on the company’s ability to operate profitably. 3 Major Components of Balance Sheet Assets Liabilities Surplus 3 Major Components of Income Statement Revenues Losses and Expenses Profit (or Loss) Unearned Premium Reserves Premiums received, but not yet earned Loss Reserves Claims Incurred (i.e. that have happened) but are not yet Paid

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