Category Archives: English

Financial regulations – past, current and future


Authors:  Servaas Houben Publisher, publication date: Good to Better, August 2021 Presentation on the past, current, and future developments in the insurance industry

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CAPAS – International pension and insurance developments


Authors:  Servaas Houben Publisher, publication date: CAPAS, May 2021

Posted in Actuary, Asset Management, Caribbean, Curacao, discount rate, English, insurance, Pensions, Presentations, Risk Management, Solvency II | Leave a comment

Stochastic Modelling of Covid-19


Authors: Kees van Heugten, Rob Smit and ServaasHouben Pdf: PDFArticle Publisher, publication date: De Actuaris, 2020-10 ————————————————————————————————————————— In this article Kees van Heugten, Rob Smit and Servaas Houben show the benefits of a stochastic model for Covid-19 infections in the Netherlands.

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The IFRS 17 transition option; risking business value with “simply” applying the fair value approach.


Authors: David Brunsveld, Servaas Houben Pdf: PDFArticle Publisher, publication date: The European Actuary, 2020-07 —————————————————————————————————————————— In light of the potential audience of this article, we sometimes deviate from specific IFRS accounting terms. IFRS 17 principles behind transition IFRS 17 is the … Continue reading

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Interview professional investor magazine


Authors: Servaas Houben Pdf: Profile 2013 Publisher, publication date: CFA UK Professional Investor, 2013 —————————————————————————————————————————— Interview with the professional investor magazine on using CFA in an insurance environment

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Sovereign default risk in SII


Authors: Servaas Houben Slides: Sovereign credit risk 1 0 Publisher, publication date: Fleming, 2013-01 —————————————————————————————————————————— Presentation on the treatment of sovereign credit risk (in Solvency II) and the impact of discounting on insurance liabilities

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Strength in Numbers


Authors: Servaas Houben Slides: Internal models and data limitations_final version Publisher, publication date: CAA, 2015-12 —————————————————————————————————————————— Presentation on the use of data with limited availability stressing the importance of sensitivity testing and trends in other geographies

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Pricing for Mortality – Solutions for Changing Environments


Authors: Servaas Houben Slides: Trends in mortality_v0.9 Publisher, publication date: CAA, 2016-12 —————————————————————————————————————————— Presentation on mortality trends in the Caribbean, mortality data collection and cleansing, preferable mortality table characteristics, and data fitting, and effects on pricing and risk management.

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Financial security during retirement


Authors: Servaas Houben Slides: Financial security during retirement_v0.4 Publisher, publication date: CAA, 2016-12 —————————————————————————————————————————— Presentation on the need for additional savings for retirement needs for the Caribbean

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Managing in different cultures


Authors: Servaas Houben Slides: CAA 2017-Servaas Houben – managing in different cultures_v0.2 Publisher, publication date: CAA, 2017-12 —————————————————————————————————————————— Presentation on my experiences as an international actuary managing in different cultures referring to Hofstede research and learning models

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