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Re-evaluation of the capital charge in insurance after a large shock: empirical and theoretical views

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  • Fabrice Borel-Mathurin
  • Stéphane Loisel
  • Johan Segers

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Motivated by the recent introduction of regulatory stress tests in the Solvency II framework, we study the impact of the re-estimation of the tail risk and of loss absorbing capacities on post-stress solvency ratios. Our contribution is threefold. First, we build the first stylised model for re-estimated solvency ratio in insurance. Second, this leads us to solve a new theoretical problem in statistics: what is the asymptotic impact of a record on the re-estimation of tail quantiles and tail probabilities for classical extreme value estimators? Third, we quantify the impact of the re-estimation of tail quantiles and of loss absorbing capacities on real-world solvency ratios thanks to regulator data from Banque de France – ACPR. Our analysis sheds a first light on the role of the loss absorbing capacity and its paramount importance in the Solvency II capital charge computations. We conclude with a number of policy recommendations for insurance regulators.

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  • Fabrice Borel-Mathurin & Stéphane Loisel & Johan Segers, 2017. "Re-evaluation of the capital charge in insurance after a large shock: empirical and theoretical views," EIOPA Financial Stability Report - Thematic Articles 10, EIOPA, Risks and Financial Stability Department.
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    Keywords

    Insurance; Extreme Value Theory; Financial Regulation; Solvency II; Solvency Capital Requirement; Loss Absorbing Capacities; Stress Tests; Enterprise Risk Management;
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    JEL classification:

    • G01 - Financial Economics - - General - - - Financial Crises
    • G22 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Insurance; Insurance Companies; Actuarial Studies
    • G32 - Financial Economics - - Corporate Finance and Governance - - - Financing Policy; Financial Risk and Risk Management; Capital and Ownership Structure; Value of Firms; Goodwill

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