actuarial risk


actuarial risk
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actuarial risk UK US noun [U]
the risk that the calculations done by an actuary may be wrong and an insurance company or pension fund will lose money: »

Closing the pension scheme to new entrants would not save the company money in the short term, but it would reduce actuarial risk.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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