The concept of comonotonicity in actuarial science and finance: applications. (English) Zbl 1037.62107

Summary: In an insurance context, one is often interested in the distribution function of a sum of random variables (rv’s). Such a sum appears when considering the aggregate claims of an insurance portfolio over a certain reference period. It also appears when considering discounted payments related to a single policy or a portfolio at different future points in time. The assumption of mutual independence between the components of the sum is very convenient from a computational point of view, but sometimes not a realistic one. In ibid., 3–33 (2002; Zbl 1051.62107), we determined approximations for sums of rv’s, when the distributions of the components are known, but the stochastic dependence structure between them is unknown or too cumbersome to work with. Practical applications of this theory will be considered in this paper. Both papers are to a large extent an overview of recent research results obtained by the authors, but also new theoretical and practical results are presented.


62P05 Applications of statistics to actuarial sciences and financial mathematics
91B28 Finance etc. (MSC2000)
91B30 Risk theory, insurance (MSC2010)


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