ACPR research seminars

The ACPR Studies Department organizes a series of academic seminars where invited or ACPR-affiliated researchers present their work on regulatory or financial risk issues. The seminars are open to everyone.

Registration by email at is free but compulsory in order to attend. If you wish to be informed of upcoming events, please send an email to the same address.

The ACPR also hosts the monthly seminars of the ACPR research Initiative: the page dedicated to the ACPR seminars is available here.



Thursday 25 June 2020 at 10.00am : Fabrice Borel-Mathurin (ACPR) and Julien Vedani (Milliman)

"Market-consistent valuation: a step towards calculation stability"  

Discussant: Areski Cousin (Strasbourg University)

Please note that this seminar will be taking place online.

To receive the invitation to the web platform, (free) registration is compulsory by email at

Abstract :

In this paper we address some of the stability issues raised by the European life insurance regulation valuation scheme. Via an in-depth study of the so-called economic valuation framework, shaped through the market-consistency contract we first point out the practical interest of one of the El Karoui, Loisel, Prigent & Vedani (2017) propositions to enforce the stability of the cut-off dates used as inputs to calibrate actuarial models. This led us to delegitimize the argument of the no-arbitrage opportunity as a regulatory criteria to frame the valuation, and as an opposition to the previously presented approach. Then we display tools to improve the convergence of the economic value estimations be it the VIF or the SCR, using usual variance reduction methods and a specific work on the simulation seeds. Through various implementations on a specific portfolio and valuation model we decrease the variance of the estimators by over 16 times.



Wednesday 15 January 2020 at 10.30am : Agostino Capponi, Paul Glasserman, and Marko Weber (Columbia University)

"Swing Pricing for Mutual Funds: Breaking the Feedback Loop Between Fire Sales and Fund Redemptions"   


Venue: ACPR – Auditorium – 4 place de Budapest 75009 Paris

Abstract :

We develop a model of the feedback between mutual fund outflows and asset illiquidity. Following a market shock, alert investors anticipate the impact on a fund's net asset value (NAV) of other investors' redemptions and exit first at favorable prices. This first-mover advantage may lead to fund failure through a cycle of falling prices and increasing redemptions. Our analysis shows that (i) the first-mover advantage introduces a nonlinear dependence between a market shock and the aggregate impact of redemptions on the fund's NAV; (ii) as a consequence, there is a critical magnitude of the shock beyond which redemptions brings down the fund; (iii) properly designed swing pricing transfers liquidation costs from the fund to redeeming investors and, by removing the nonlinearity stemming from the first-mover advantage, it reduces these costs and prevents fund failure. Achieving these objectives requires a larger swing factor at larger levels of outflows. The swing factor for one fund may also depend on policies followed by other funds.

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  • Published on 12/27/2018
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  • Published on 12/03/2018
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  • Published on 11/22/2018
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  • Published on 10/25/2018
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  • Published on 05/23/2018
  • FR
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  • Published on 05/02/2018
  • FR
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  • Published on 03/07/2018
  • FR
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  • Published on 01/25/2018
  • FR
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  • Published on 01/11/2018
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  • Published on 01/10/2018
  • FR
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