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Patrick O. J. Kelliher

Managing Director, Crystal Risk Consulting Ltd.

Patrick Kelliher FIA is managing director of Crystal Risk Consulting Ltd., an independent risk consultancy based in Edinburgh. He was previously Head of Market Risk and ALM at Aegon UK. All told he has 25 years' experience of the life insurance industry including 10 years in risk management and consulting. A qualified actuary, he is a member of teh Institute and Faculty of Actuaries ERM Thought Leadership committee and has authored/coauthored Actuarial profession papers and articles on topics as diverse as risk classification, liquidity risk and the difference between life insurance and banking risks.

Articles by this Author

  • How Should Insurers Optimally Manage Market Risk?
    by Patrick O. J. Kelliher
    Market risk is a key risk for most life insurers, many of whom need to manage guarantees on volatile portfolios of assets. For general insurers, the importance of market risk varies depending on the tail of the business, but investment income is a key driver of profitability and market risk encompasses variations in this income. The author’s experience is of the life insurance market in the United Kingdom, where there is a bias in coverage...

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