Risk Management Research Reports

If you’re looking for research projects and reports on risk management topics, you’ve come to the right place. The SOA offers research, authored by an individual or a team of authors, for download in just a few clicks. Most reports are in PDF format.


2018

  • Applying Image Recognition to Insurance
    June
    This research report discusses the impact of image recognition on the insurance industry.
  • National Risk Management: A Practical ERM Approach for Federal Governments
    April
    The Canadian Institute of Actuaries, the Society of Actuaries and the Joint Risk Management Section of the Casualty Actuarial Society, Canadian Institute of Actuaries, and the Society of Actuaries are pleased to make available a whitepaper on the application of enterprise risk management at a federal government level.
  • 11th Annual Survey Of Emerging Risks
    April
    The Casualty Actuarial Society, Canadian Institute of Actuaries, and the Society of Actuaries' Joint Risk Management Section is pleased to make available results from the 2017 Emerging Risks Survey, the eleventh in the series.
  • Effective ERM Stakeholder Engagement
    March
    The Joint Risk Management Research Committee announces the release of a new report on enterprise risk management (ERM) stakeholder engagement. Authored by Kailan Shang, this report examines current practices and identifies challenges to achieving ERM stakeholder buy-in. It also offers strategies to help overcome these challenges and improve ERM stakeholder engagement.
  • Policyholder Behavior in the Tail Joint Risk Management Section Working Group Variable Annuity Guaranteed Benefits 2017 Survey Results
    January
    As part of its work, the PBITT working group issued its annual survey to gather the range of assumptions actuaries use in pricing, reserving, and risk management of minimum guarantees on Variable Annuity products, such as death benefits, income benefits, withdrawal benefits and maturity benefits.

2017

  • 10th Survey Of Emerging Risks
    October
    The Casualty Actuarial Society, Canadian Institute of Actuaries, and the Society of Actuaries' Joint Risk Management Section is pleased to make available a research report describing the results of the 2016 Emerging Risks Survey, the tenth in the series.
  • 2017 Universal Life with Secondary Guarantees Survey Summary
    July
    As part of its work, the PBITT working group issued a survey that gathered the range of assumptions actuaries use in pricing, reserving, and risk management of UL with Secondary Guarantees. This report summarizes the findings of the survey.
  • 2017 Enterprise Risk Management Symposium
    April
  • Parameter Uncertainty
    April
    Sponsored by the Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS), Canadian Institute of Actuaries (CIA), and the Society of Actuaries' (SOA) Joint Risk Management Section and the Joint Risk Management Research Committee, this study examines and describes parameter uncertainty.
  • Mitigating Extreme Risks through Securitization
    March
    Sponsored by the Society of Actuaries Research Expanding Boundaries Pool, this research report introduces readers to Insurance-linked securities (ILSs) emphasizing catastrophe bonds (CAT) and industry loss warranties (ILWs). The report also discusses the pricing of ILSs and issues in utilizing them as hedging tools.
  • Reviewing Systemic Risk in the Insurance Industry
    February

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