A novel approach in valuing an insurance company's economic surplusA novel approach in valuing an insurance company's economic surplus A critical step in valuing ... en évitant les complexités associées au calcul direct de la VMP, ce qui implique l’actualisation des ...
Description: A critical step in valuing a company for the purpose of financial reporting is the computation of the market value of economic surplus (MVES). This article provides a novel approach to the valuation of MVES that is stable and reasonably immune to “market noise.” Current approaches to the calculation of economic surplus of an insurance company generally define such surplus as the market value of the assets (MVA) supporting the liabilities less the market value of liabilities (MVL). While MVA is observable in the market, MVL is typically computed directly, without regard to the underlying supporting assets. Subtracting MVL from any value of assets that changes with market movements results in an unstable surplus. Consequently, a surplus that is not fully reflective of market sentiment has been rejected by many. This same approach is further used in the calculation of market consistent embedded value (MCEV) when a balance sheet approach is used .Hide
- Authors: Dariush Akhtari
- Date: Dec 2019
- Competency: External Forces & Industry Knowledge; Strategic Insight and Integration
- Publication Name: Risk Management
- Topics: Enterprise Risk Management; Finance & Investments