Choosing discount rate for the evaluation of insurance liabilities

Audrius Linartas, Ramunas Baravykas

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    Abstract

    The starting EU Solvency II requirements and future accounting standards will require discounting for all of insurance liabilities. A properly chosen discount rate could guarantee the value of insurance liabilities being adequate and market consistent. In small economies this is difficult to achieve due to the unavailability of deep and liquid market for bonds. The authors of the present paper analyze if these market limitations could be bypassed and the discount rate’s term structure could be established. The research is based on the data from the Lithuanian financial market and aims at proposing an innovative approach to discount rate setting which could be used by insurance companies.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)30-40
    JournalIntelektinė ekonomika
    Volume7
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 2010

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    Keywords

    • Discount rate
    • Insurance liabilities
    • Time value of money

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