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Dr. Steven Morrison is a senior director in Moody’s Analytics insurance research group. Steven joined Barrie & Hibbert in 2001 and played a leading role in the design and development of B&H's Economic Scenario Generator software. His recent research and advisory work has focused on applications of the Least Squares Monte Carlo (LSMC) proxy modeling technique to multi-period problems, in particular capital projection and projection of dynamic hedge programs in order to assess hedge effectiveness. He pioneered the use of LSMC as a tool for projection of insurance liability values and measurement of economic capital, publishing in industry journals on this topic. He has an MSc in financial mathematics and a PhD in theoretical physics.

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Fitting Proxy Functions for Conditional Tail Expectation: Comparison of Methods

This paper details alternative methods for fitting proxy functions to CTE, employing quantile regression in combination with OLS among other techniques. We compare methods according to quality of fit for an example portfolio of variable annuities.

March 2018 Pdf Aubrey Clayton, Dr. Steven Morrison
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Solvency In Sight - New Tools for Understanding the Impact of Investment Decisions on Capital

In this paper, we have considered the use of proxy models as a way of overcoming some of the operational and computational challenges associated with measuring future solvency under different market conditions and ALM assumptions.

October 2017 Pdf Dr. Steven Morrison
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A Primer on Model Efficiency Techniques for Valuation of Large Life Insurance Portfolios

This paper provides an introduction to various techniques for efficient calculation of the market-consistent value of a portfolio of insurance policies. Two standard approaches to portfolio valuation are considered: (1) Use of different scenarios through different policies; (2) Portfolio compression through the use of model points. Additionally, the use of proxy functions is introduced as a novel approach to valuation of individual policies.

April 2017 Pdf Dr. Steven Morrison