Volume 2 Issue 2

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Yep, We're Skewed

By Kirk G. Fleming


Distinguishing the Forest from the TREES: A Comparison of Tree-Based Data Mining Methods

By Richard A. Derrig, Louise A. Francis


Parameterizing Payout Lag Time Distributions

By Rodney E. Kreps


On the Subaddivity of Tail Value at Risk: An Investigation with Copulas

By Stijn Desmedt, Jean-Francois Walhin


Modeling Loss Index Triggers for Cat Bonds: A Continuous Approach

By Maria Jose Perez-Fructuoso


Munich Chain Ladder: A Reserving Method that Reduces the Gap between IBNR Projections Based on Paid Losses and IBNR Projections Based on Incurred Losses

By Gerhard Quarg, Thomas Mack

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Variance (ISSN 1940-6452) is a peer-reviewed journal published by the Casualty Actuarial Society to disseminate work of interest to casualty actuaries worldwide. The focus of Variance is original practical and theoretical research in casualty actuarial science. Significant survey or similar articles are also considered for publication. Membership in the Casualty Actuarial Society is not a prerequisite for submitting papers to the journal and submissions by non-CAS members is encouraged.