Economic Scenario Generation for the Practitioner Seminar


May 06, 2018


Baltimore Marriott Waterfront
Baltimore, MD

  • Results-Oriented Solutions
  • Strategic Insight and Integration
  • Technical Skills & Analytical Problem Solving


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Presented by

SOA Investment Section

Program Overview

The presenters in the seminar will discuss important practical considerations in economic scenario generation.  Core topics will be:

  • Structure and application of models for interest rates, equity returns and inflation; and
  • Setting of calibration targets and the validation of calibrated models.

Participants will share the perspectives of leading industry practitioners on what it takes to get an economic scenario generator ready for practical use.

Educational Objectives

At the conclusion of the seminar, attendees will be able to:

  • Identify and explain some of the models for interest rates, equities and inflation that are used in practice;
  • Understand how practitioners set calibration targets and validate economic models;
  • Evaluate the implications of calibrating a view and its incorporation in economic scenario generation; and
  • Explore and develop alternative calibration and modeling approaches for their economic scenario generation work.

Target Audience

This seminar is for actuarial and risk management professionals who apply economic scenario generation in their practice area. It is also for actuaries with some financial market knowledge who want to learn more about how economic scenario generators are applied in practice.

Level of Difficulty

The seminar is designed for participants with Intermediate–Advanced experience.





Demonstrating the listening, writing and speaking skills required to effectively address diverse technical and nontechnical audiences in both formal and informal settings.

Professional Values

Adhering to standards of professional conduct and practice where all business interactions are based on a foundation of integrity, honesty and impartiality.

External Forces & Industry Knowledge

Identifying and incorporating the implications of economic, social, regulatory, geo-political and business changes into the design and delivery of actuarial solutions.


Initiating, innovating, inspiring, creating or otherwise acting to influence others regardless of level or role toward a common goal.

Relationship Management & Interpersonal Collaboration

Creating mutually beneficial relationships and work processes toward a common goal.

Technical Skills & Analytical Problem Solving

Applying the actuarial knowledge, skills and judgment required to provide value-added services.

Strategic Insight & Integration

Anticipating trends and strategically aligning actuarial practice with broader organizational business goals.

Results-Oriented Solutions

Providing effective problem solving that addresses relevant interests and needs.