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Risk and insurance

Thursday, 28 February, 2013 - 16:30 to Thursday, 28 February, 2013 - 18:00
Campus: Brussels Humanities, Sciences & Engineering campus
Aula QB
Panel discussion with Antonio Cano (AGI), Jos Brumagne (Belfius Ins), Henk Janssen (Baloise Insurance), Monica Mächler (FINMA) & Hugues Pirotte (ULB) moderated by Steven Rombaut (VRT journalist)
Panel discussion

Panel discussion with Antonio Cano (AGI), Jos Brumagne (Belfius Ins), Henk Janssen (Baloise Insurance), Monica Mächler (FINMA) & Hugues Pirotte (ULB) moderated by Steven Rombaut (VRT journalist)

Topics:

  • Risk is measurable or immeasurable
  • The history of the actuarial principle
  • Can the actuarial principle withstand current complexity?
  • “Black swans”: “tame” vs. “wild” varieties of randomness
  • The mathematics of survival in loan repayment
  • Credit risk cliffs
  • Provisioning and risk: the philosophy of the Basle III and Solvency II agreements
  • Rating agencies
  • Securitisation: a flawed transpose of the actuarial principle 
  • Structured finance: should financial products for which risk cannot be measured be banned altogether?

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