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Robust optimal reinsurance and investment strategies for an AAI with multiple risks

Guohui Guan and Zongxia Liang

Insurance: Mathematics and Economics, 2019, vol. 89, issue C, 63-78

Abstract: This paper studies the robust optimal reinsurance and investment problem for an ambiguity averse insurer (abbr. AAI). The AAI sells insurance contracts and has access to proportional reinsurance business. The AAI can invest in a financial market consisting of four assets: one risk-free asset, one bond, one inflation protected bond and one stock, and has different levels of ambiguity aversions towards the risks. The goal of the AAI is to seek the robust optimal reinsurance and investment strategies under the worst case scenario. Here, the nominal interest rate is characterized by the Vasicek model; the inflation index is introduced according to the Fisher’s equation; and the stock price is driven by the Heston’s stochastic volatility model. The explicit forms of the robust optimal strategies and value function are derived by introducing an auxiliary robust optimal control problem and stochastic dynamic programming method. In the end of this paper, a detailed sensitivity analysis is presented to show the effects of market parameters on the robust optimal reinsurance policy, the robust optimal investment strategy and the utility loss when ignoring ambiguity.

Keywords: IE13; IE53; IM52; Robust optimal control; Proportional reinsurance; Investment; Stochastic inflation; Stochastic volatility (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C61 G11 G22 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2019
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DOI: 10.1016/j.insmatheco.2019.09.004

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