Actuarial Risk Management 1 - MACT9210

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Location Term Level1 Credits (ECTS)2 Current Convenor3 2024 to 2025
Autumn Term 7 30 (15) Peter McQuire checkmark-circle


The aim of this module is to develop the student's ability to apply a wide range of key actuarial concepts in simple traditional and non-traditional situations.

Outline syllabus includes:

* stakeholders;
* providers of benefits;
* managing risks;
* marketing;
* life and general insurance products;
* regulatory regimes;
* external environment;
* cashflows of simple products;
* money, bond, equity and property markets;
* futures and options; collective investment vehicles;
* overseas markets; economic influences on investment markets;
* other factors affecting relative valuation;
* relationship between returns on asset classes;
* asset modelling;
* meeting institutional investor needs;
* personal investment;
* valuation of individual investments;
* valuation of asset classes and portfolios;
* developing an investment strategy.

This module will cover a number of syllabus items set out in Subject CP1 published by the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries. This is a dynamic syllabus, changing regularly to reflect current practice.


Contact hours

Total contact hours: 72
Private study hours: 228
Total study hours: 300

Method of assessment

80% Examination, 20% Coursework

Indicative reading

Study notes published by the Actuarial Education Company for subject CP1.

See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)

Learning outcomes

The intended subject specific learning outcomes. On successfully completing the module students will be able to:

1 Demonstrate the ability to apply a wide range of key actuarial concepts in simple traditional and non-traditional situations.
2 Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of complex techniques applicable to solve problems using core actuarial concepts in the context of current professional actuarial practice.
3 Demonstrate a high level of understanding of the main body of knowledge for the module
4 Demonstrate skill in calculation and manipulation of the material written within the module.
5 Apply a range of concepts and principles of core actuarial concepts in various contexts.
6 Demonstrate skill in solving problems using core actuarial concepts by various appropriate methods.
7 Demonstrate understanding of the current practical applications of the module material


  1. Credit level 7. Undergraduate or postgraduate masters level module.
  2. ECTS credits are recognised throughout the EU and allow you to transfer credit easily from one university to another.
  3. The named convenor is the convenor for the current academic session.
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