Glossary

VAG

The Austrian Insurance Supervision Act (Versicherungsaufsichtsgesetz) includes provisions governing the organization and supervision of insurance companies.

Value-at-risk (VaR)

Value-at-risk is a procedure used to calculate potential losses arising from price changes affecting the trading position. This loss potential is expressed using a specific confidence limit (e.g. 98%), and is calculated based on market-related price changes.

Vienna Insurance Group (VIG)

When Vienna Insurance Group (VIG) is mentioned, generally the Group as a whole is meant. If a statement refers only to the activities of the Group holding company, the word “Holding” is added at the end of the name.

Volatility

Fluctuations in security prices, currency rates, and interest rates.