EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

Optimal periodic dividend strategies for spectrally negative L\'evy processes with fixed transaction costs

Benjamin Avanzi, Hayden Lau and Bernard Wong

Papers from arXiv.org

Abstract: Maximising dividends is one classical stability criterion in actuarial risk theory. Motivated by the fact that dividends are paid periodically in real life, $\textit{periodic}$ dividend strategies were recently introduced (Albrecher, Gerber and Shiu, 2011). In this paper, we incorporate fixed transaction costs into the model and study the optimal periodic dividend strategy with fixed transaction costs for spectrally negative L\'evy processes. The value function of a periodic $(b_u,b_l)$ strategy is calculated by means of exiting identities and It\^o's excusion when the surplus process is of unbounded variation. We show that a sufficient condition for optimality is that the L\'evy measure admits a density which is completely monotonic. Under such assumptions, a periodic $(b_u,b_l)$ strategy is confirmed to be optimal. Results are illustrated.

Date: 2020-04, Revised 2020-12
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (1) Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link)
http://arxiv.org/pdf/2004.01838 Latest version (application/pdf)

Related works:
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:arx:papers:2004.01838

Access Statistics for this paper

More papers in Papers from arXiv.org
Bibliographic data for series maintained by arXiv administrators ().

 
Page updated 2020-12-04
Handle: RePEc:arx:papers:2004.01838