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Economic Capital and Financial Risk Management for Financial Services Firms and Conglomerates
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Preface. Introduction Risk Types, Collection and Mitigation Risk Governance Stress Testing to Measure Risk Economic Capital Types of Capital The Stochastic Model Economic Capital for Banks Economic Capital for Non Profit Life Insurance Firms and General Insurance Firms Economic Capital for Asset Management Firms Economic Capital for With Profits Life Insurance and Pension Funds Financial Services Conglomerates Capital Management and Performance Measurement in Practice Regulatory Change Summary and Conclusions References Appendices

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BRUCE PORTEOUS is Head of Financial Risk at Standard Life Bank in Edinburgh, UK. Previously he has worked as an international actuary in Mumbai and as CEO for a new Indian JV life insurance company. He is a Fellow of the Faculty of Actuaries and holds a PhD in Mathematical Statistics. PRADIP TAPADAR is an Actuary, working as a Research Associate at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh.

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Bruce Porteous is currently Head of Financial Risk with Standard Life Bank in Edinburgh, Scotland. He has a degree in Mathematical Statistics from Edinburgh University, Scotland, and postgraduate degrees, including a PhD, in Mathematical Statistics from Cambridge University, England. He is a Fellow of the Faculty of Actuaries in Scotland and a Fellow of the Actuarial Society of India. His business exposure includes Marketing, Corporate Finance, Corporate Development, International Development and Risk Management experience with Standard Life in the life insurance, retail banking, health insurance and asset management financial services sectors. He also gained international M & A, corporate restructuring and market entry experience with Tillinghast Towers Perrin in London. Pradip Tapadar is a Research Associate at the Genetics and Insurance Research Centre at Heriot Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland. He is currently pursuing a PhD in Genetics and Insurance and has a degree, and a postgraduate degree, in Mathematical Statistics from the Indian Statistical Institute, Calcutta, India. He also has a post graduate degree in Actuarial Mathematics from Heriot Watt University. He is a Fellow of the Faculty of Actuaries in Scotland and a Fellow of the Actuarial Society of India. His business exposure includes life insurance Marketing and Corporate Finance experience with HDFC Standard Life Insurance Company, a joint venture life insurance firm formed by Standard Life Assurance Company and HDFC, based in Mumbai, India. He has similar UK experience with Standard Life Assurance Company in Edinburgh, Scotland.

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