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The right to underwrite? An actuarial perspective with a difference

Moultrie, Thomas A., 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. (KAR id:29799)


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: Divisions > Division of Computing, Engineering and Mathematical Sciences > School of Mathematics, Statistics and Actuarial Science
Depositing User: Guy Thomas
Date Deposited: 07 Jul 2012 12:39 UTC
Last Modified: 15 Jun 2022 09:57 UTC
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Thomas, R. Guy.

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