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Risk analysis and valuation of life insurance contracts: combining actuarial and financial approaches. (English) Zbl 1218.91081
Summary: We analyze traditional (i.e. not unit-linked) participating life insurance contracts with a guaranteed interest rate and surplus participation. We consider three different surplus distribution models and an asset allocation that consists of money market, bonds with different maturities, and stocks. In this setting, we combine actuarial and financial approaches by selecting a risk minimizing asset allocation (under the real world measure \(\mathbf P\)) and distributing terminal surplus such that the contract value (under the pricing measure \(\mathbf Q\)) is fair. We prove that this strategy is always possible unless the insurance contracts introduce arbitrage opportunities in the market. We then analyze differences between the different surplus distribution models and investigate the impact of the selected risk measure on the risk minimizing portfolio.

91B30 Risk theory, insurance (MSC2010)
91G50 Corporate finance (dividends, real options, etc.)
91G10 Portfolio theory
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