The right to underwrite? An actuarial perspective with a difference

Moultrie, Thomas A. and Thomas, R. Guy (1997) The right to underwrite? An actuarial perspective with a difference. Journal of Actuarial Practice, 5 (1). pp. 125-146. ISSN 1064-6647. (Full text available)

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Abstract

For a very long time, underwriting has formed part of the actuarial canon. With increasing frequency, challenges are being issued against the right of insurance companies to underwrite their applications for new business, arguing that certain aspects of the practice are undesirably discriminatory. This paper explores the role of the actuary in the underwriting process, and the challenges that are being set for the profession (as opposed to the life insurance industry) as a result of this role.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HG Finance
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Mathematics Statistics and Actuarial Science > Actuarial Science
Depositing User: R.G. Thomas
Date Deposited: 07 Jul 2012 12:39
Last Modified: 10 Jun 2014 08:46
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/29799 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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