Portrait of Guy Thomas

Guy Thomas

Honorary Lecturer in Actuarial Science

About

Guy Thomas is an actuary and investor. He was previously a full-time lecturer in CASRI in the 1990s.

A general theme of his research is the reframing of actuarial problems from the viewpoint of society, or sometimes a disadvantaged class in society, rather than from the viewpoint of managing a financial institution.

Guy originated the concept of loss coverage as a metric for the comparing the social efficacy of different risk classification schemes. His book Loss Coverage: Why Insurance Works Better with Some Adverse Selection was published by Cambridge University Press in 2017.

Research interests

  • Risk classification and loss coverage
  • No-negative-equity guarantees (NNEG)
  • Non-risk price discrimination in insurance
  • Taxable portfolio management
  • Public policy perspectives on actuarial topics: thinking about problems from the viewpoint of society, or sometimes a disadvantaged class in society, rather than solely from the viewpoint of managing a financial institution.

Supervision

Indradeb Chatterjee

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