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A hybrid stochastic differential reinsurance and investment game with bounded memory

Yanfei Bai, Zhongbao Zhou, Helu Xiao, Rui Gao and Feimin Zhong

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Abstract: This paper investigates a hybrid stochastic differential reinsurance and investment game between one reinsurer and two insurers, including a stochastic Stackelberg differential subgame and a non-zero-sum stochastic differential subgame. The reinsurer, as the leader of the Stackelberg game, can price reinsurance premium and invest its wealth in a financial market that contains a risk-free asset and a risky asset. The two insurers, as the followers of the Stackelberg game, can purchase proportional reinsurance from the reinsurer and invest in the same financial market. The competitive relationship between two insurers is modeled by the non-zero-sum game, and their decision making will consider the relative performance measured by the difference in their terminal wealth. We consider wealth processes with delay to characterize the bounded memory feature. This paper aims to find the equilibrium strategy for the reinsurer and insurers by maximizing the expected utility of the reinsurer's terminal wealth with delay and maximizing the expected utility of the combination of insurers' terminal wealth and the relative performance with delay. By using the idea of backward induction and the dynamic programming approach, we derive the equilibrium strategy and value functions explicitly. Then, we provide the corresponding verification theorem. Finally, some numerical examples and sensitivity analysis are presented to demonstrate the effects of model parameters on the equilibrium strategy. We find the delay factor discourages or stimulates investment depending on the length of delay. Moreover, competitive factors between two insurers make their optimal reinsurance-investment strategy interact, and reduce reinsurance demand and reinsurance premium price.

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Date: 2019-10
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