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A continuous-time model for claims reserving

T. Rolski, A. Tomanek (2014)

Applicationes Mathematicae

Prediction of outstanding liabilities is an important problem in non-life insurance. In the framework of the Solvency II Project, the best estimate must be derived by well defined probabilistic models properly calibrated on the relevant claims experience. A general model along these lines was proposed earlier by Norberg (1993, 1999), who suggested modelling claim arrivals and payment streams as a marked point process. In this paper we specify that claims occur in [0,1] according to a Poisson point...

A note on a problem arising from risk theory

Ulrich Abel, Ovidiu Furdui, Ioan Gavrea, Mircea Ivan (2010)

Czechoslovak Mathematical Journal

In this note we give an answer to a problem of Gheorghiță Zbăganu that arose from the study of the properties of the moments of the iterates of the integrated tail operator.

A note on the optimal portfolio problem in discrete processes

Naoyuki Ishimura, Yuji Mita (2009)


We deal with the optimal portfolio problem in discrete-time setting. Employing the discrete Itô formula, which is developed by Fujita, we establish the discrete Hamilton–Jacobi–Bellman (d-HJB) equation for the value function. Simple examples of the d-HJB equation are also discussed.

A second-order stochastic dominance portfolio efficiency measure

Miloš Kopa, Petr Chovanec (2008)


In this paper, we introduce a new linear programming second-order stochastic dominance (SSD) portfolio efficiency test for portfolios with scenario approach for distribution of outcomes and a new SSD portfolio inefficiency measure. The test utilizes the relationship between CVaR and dual second-order stochastic dominance, and contrary to tests in Post [Post] and Kuosmanen [Kuosmanen], our test detects a dominating portfolio which is SSD efficient. We derive also a necessary condition for SSD efficiency...

Actuarial Approach to Option Pricing in a Fractional Black-Scholes Model with Time-Dependent Volatility

Adrian Falkowski (2013)

Bulletin of the Polish Academy of Sciences. Mathematics

We study actuarial methods of option pricing in a fractional Black-Scholes model with time-dependent volatility. We interpret the option as a potential loss and we show that the fair premium needed to insure this loss coincides with the expectation of the discounted claim payoff under the average risk neutral measure.

An alternative approach to bonus malus

Gracinda Rita Guerreiro, João Tiago Mexia (2004)

Discussiones Mathematicae Probability and Statistics

Under the assumptions of an open portfolio, i.e., considering that a policyholder can transfer his policy to another insurance company and the continuous arrival of new policyholders into a portfolio which can be placed into any of the bonus classes and not only in the "starting class", we developed a model (Stochastic Vortices Model) to estimate the Long Run Distribution for a Bonus Malus System. These hypothesis render the model quite representative of the reality. With the obtained Long Run Distribution,...

Applications of time-delayed backward stochastic differential equations to pricing, hedging and portfolio management in insurance and finance

Łukasz Delong (2012)

Applicationes Mathematicae

We investigate novel applications of a new class of equations which we call time-delayed backward stochastic differential equations. Time-delayed BSDEs may arise in insurance and finance in an attempt to find an investment strategy and an investment portfolio which should replicate a liability or meet a target depending on the strategy applied or the past values of the portfolio. In this setting, a managed investment portfolio serves simultaneously as the underlying security on which the liability/target...

Approximation of stochastic differential equations driven by α-stable Lévy motion

Aleksander Janicki, Zbigniew Michna, Aleksander Weron (1997)

Applicationes Mathematicae

In this paper we present a result on convergence of approximate solutions of stochastic differential equations involving integrals with respect to α-stable Lévy motion. We prove an appropriate weak limit theorem, which does not follow from known results on stability properties of stochastic differential equations driven by semimartingales. It assures convergence in law in the Skorokhod topology of sequences of approximate solutions and justifies discrete time schemes applied in computer simulations....

Are law-invariant risk functions concave on distributions?

Beatrice Acciaio, Gregor Svindland (2013)

Dependence Modeling

While it is reasonable to assume that convex combinations on the level of random variables lead to a reduction of risk (diversification effect), this is no more true on the level of distributions. In the latter case, taking convex combinations corresponds to adding a risk factor. Hence, whereas asking for convexity of risk functions defined on random variables makes sense, convexity is not a good property to require on risk functions defined on distributions. In this paper we study the interplay...

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