Saturday, May 11, 2013

Actuarial Mathematics for Life Contingent Risks 2e, Dickson

Actuarial Mathematics for Life Contingent Risks 2nd Edition PDF Download Ebook. David C. M. Dickson, Mary R. Hardy and Howard R. Waters give a modern perspective on life contingencies. Balancing rigour and intuition, and emphasizing applications, this modern text is ideal for university courses and actuarial exam preparation.

How can actuaries equip themselves for the products and risk structures of the future? The book begins with actuarial models and theory, emphasizing practical applications using computational techniques. The authors then develop a more contemporary outlook, introducing multiple state models, emerging cash flows and embedded options.

This expanded edition contains more examples and exercises, and brand new material on discrete time Markov processes, on models involving joint lives, and on universal life insurance and participating traditional insurance. Balancing rigor with intuition, and emphasizing applications, this textbook is ideal for university courses, for qualified actuaries wishing to update their skills, and for individuals preparing for professional actuarial examinations.

The book covers the entire Society of Actuaries MLC syllabus and will be especially valuable for students preparing for the new, long answer style exam questions. It includes brand new chapters and exercises, and will prepare students for the new-style MLC exam. The book is well written, well organized, and easy to read.

It may be an excellent textbook for both undergraduate and graduate programs in actuarial science. It is also a rich source of useful information for practitioners of the actuarial profession and financial risk managers who seek a practical and inspiring guide to liability cash flow modeling and valuation.

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