Thursday, December 10, 2009

A Survey of Capital Allocation Metrics

Original posted on GCCapital.com by Susam Witcraft:

Insurers have choices in evaluating how to allocate capital and its cost. The ultimate goal is to strike a balance between feasibility (based on management acceptance and effort) and capital optimization. Eventually, most companies are likely to migrate towards contribution methods, along the lines of co-xTVaR and the shared asset approach, with thresholds varying with the specific questions being reviewed and specific corporate risk tolerances.

Previous articles in this series:

Part I: Introduction >>

Part II: Illustration >>

Part III: Standard Deviation >>

Part IV: Covariance >>

Part V: Co-xTVaR >>

Part VI: Shared Asset >>

Part VII: Comparison >>

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