An insight into Actuarial Techniques for Non-Actuaries

An insight into Actuarial Techniques for Non-Actuaries

Course Description:

Risk and Uncertainty are the order of the day in the Re(insurance) industry. As professionals trained in the understanding, measurement and designing solutions to risk exposures, actuaries help make the uncertain a little less so. With the advent of Solvency II and IFRS 17, the role of the actuary has become ever more relevant and intertwined with those of other members of the organisation; finance, risk management and the governance of the entity. Thus is has become an evident need that the work of actuaries be understood and the implications arising therefrom, communicated clearly.

This course is thus intended to equip a non-actuarial technical audience with an insight into the nature of actuarial work and a grounding into the basic statistical, mathematical and logical concepts underpinning actuarial work: This, together with an understanding of some of the main methodologies and practices used by actuaries in life and non-life business modelling endeavours.

Target Audience:

  • Directors, management and finance, risk, compliance personnel of insurance companies
  • Aspiring actuaries and interested individuals

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this course, the attendee should be able to:

  • Understand the role of an actuary
  • Gain an understanding into analytical techniques
  • Appreciate the difference between life and non-life actuarial techniques and methods
  • Obtain an understanding into basic life actuarial techniques
  • Obtain an understanding into basic non-life actuarial techniques
  • Be able to understand and manipulate a simple non-life actuarial model on a spreadsheet

Prerequisites:

An understanding of basic quantitative analysis (trends, ratios etc.) and insight into the insurance industry will be assumed.

Trainers:

Giselle Borg, Director, Insurance Advisory Services, KPMG Malta

Giselle Borg

Giselle is currently a Director with the Risk Consulting Insurance Advisory Services team of KPMG in Malta. She assists insurance clients from establishing an insurance set-up in Malta to ongoing regulatory and compliance matters, including Solvency II services. She has experience in the insurance market through her previous role as a director in KPMG Malta’s audit department and her recent involvement in the industry as the Group Financial Controller of an expert in insurance finality and run-off. Giselle has delivered technical training on a number of subjects including audit and international financial reporting standards to clients as well as regulatory bodies. Giselle presents at several conferences on issues relating to financial services and is also involved in articles for various publications.

Matthew Attard, Manager, Risk Consulting Advisory Services, KPMG Malta

Matthew Attard

 

 

 

 

 

 

Matthew is currently a manager with KPMG Malta providing actuarial services and supports the firm with actuarial related matters including internal audit, external statutory audits and Solvency II audits for insurance companies and IFRS 17 engagements. Prior to joining KPMG, he was the in-house actuary at a local composite insurance undertaking. In undertaking this role he was involved in piloting the IFRS 17 implementation project, across all workstreams; building a number of models to facilitate reporting under IFRS 17. Matthew was also involved in coordinating with external actuaries on the calculation of both life and non-life technical provisions. This, together with supporting initiatives on investment portfolio optimisation, building a dynamic risk register and reporting tool, together with the development of a bespoke solvency capital requirement calculation assessment tool. He has also undertaken a number of pricing exercises including generalised-linear modelling and other experience-based pricing exercises. Matthew was also involved in matters such as undertaking specific parameter (USP) derivation and validation

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Course Features

  • Guided Learning 3 hours
  • Language English
  • Assessments
Matthew Attard

Senior Manager

Matthew is currently a senior manager with KPMG Malta providing actuarial services and supports the firm with actuarial related matters including internal audit, external statutory audits and Solvency II audits for insurance companies and IFRS 17 engagements. Prior to joining KPMG, he was the in-house actuary at a local composite insurance undertaking. In undertaking this role he was involved in piloting the IFRS 17 implementation project, across all workstreams; building a number of models to facilitate reporting under IFRS 17. Matthew was also involved in coordinating with external actuaries on the calculation of both life and non-life technical provisions. This, together with supporting initiatives on investment portfolio optimisation, building a dynamic risk register and reporting tool, together with the development of a bespoke solvency capital requirement calculation assessment tool. He has also undertaken a number of pricing exercises including generalised-linear modelling and other experience-based pricing exercises. Matthew was also involved in matters such as undertaking specific parameter (USP) derivation and validation
Giselle joined KPMG as an accountant in 2003 and spent the first 13 years of her career working within KPMG Malta’s audit department where she led audit and assurance engagements for various market players, with a focus on the insurance industry. Today, Giselle advises firms on financial services regulatory, risk and actuarial matters in the areas of corporate governance, regulatory reporting, risk management, internal audit (including AML) and actuarial services (including Solvency II and IFRS 17). Giselle also assists clients with their regulatory license application for setting up a regulated company in Malta.