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Securitization of catastrophe mortality risks

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  • Lin, Yijia
  • Cox, Samuel H.
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    Securitization with payments linked to explicit mortality events provides a new investment opportunity to investors and financial institutions. Moreover, mortality-linked securities provide an alternative risk management tool for insurers. As a step toward understanding these securities, we develop an asset pricing model for mortality-based securities in an incomplete market framework with jump processes. Our model nicely explains opposite market outcomes of two existing pure mortality securities.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Insurance: Mathematics and Economics.

    Volume (Year): 42 (2008)
    Issue (Month): 2 (April)
    Pages: 628-637

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:insuma:v:42:y:2008:i:2:p:628-637

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    1. Yang, Sharon S. & Wang, Chou-Wen, 2013. "Pricing and securitization of multi-country longevity risk with mortality dependence," Insurance: Mathematics and Economics, Elsevier, vol. 52(2), pages 157-169.
    2. Cox, Samuel H. & Lin, Yijia & Pedersen, Hal, 2010. "Mortality risk modeling: Applications to insurance securitization," Insurance: Mathematics and Economics, Elsevier, vol. 46(1), pages 242-253, February.
    3. Chen, Hua & Cox, Samuel H. & Wang, Shaun S., 2010. "Is the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage in the United States sustainable? Evidence from pricing mortgage insurance premiums and non-recourse provisions using the conditional Esscher transform," Insurance: Mathematics and Economics, Elsevier, vol. 46(2), pages 371-384, April.
    4. Huang, Rachel J. & Miao, Jerry C.Y. & Tzeng, Larry Y., 2013. "Does mortality improvement increase equity risk premiums? A risk perception perspective," Journal of Empirical Finance, Elsevier, vol. 22(C), pages 67-77.
    5. Huang, Yu-Lieh & Tsai, Jeffrey Tzuhao & Yang, Sharon S. & Cheng, Hung-Wen, 2014. "Price bounds of mortality-linked security in incomplete insurance market," Insurance: Mathematics and Economics, Elsevier, vol. 55(C), pages 30-39.
    6. Chen, Hua & Cummins, J. David, 2010. "Longevity bond premiums: The extreme value approach and risk cubic pricing," Insurance: Mathematics and Economics, Elsevier, vol. 46(1), pages 150-161, February.
    7. Bauer, Daniel & Börger, Matthias & Ruß, Jochen, 2010. "On the pricing of longevity-linked securities," Insurance: Mathematics and Economics, Elsevier, vol. 46(1), pages 139-149, February.
    8. Li, Johnny Siu-Hang, 2010. "Pricing longevity risk with the parametric bootstrap: A maximum entropy approach," Insurance: Mathematics and Economics, Elsevier, vol. 47(2), pages 176-186, October.
    9. Andreas Milidonis, 2012. "Cypriot Mortality and Pension Benefits," Cyprus Economic Policy Review, University of Cyprus, Economics Research Centre, vol. 6(2), pages 59-66, December.
    10. Shen, Yang & Siu, Tak Kuen, 2013. "Longevity bond pricing under stochastic interest rate and mortality with regime-switching," Insurance: Mathematics and Economics, Elsevier, vol. 52(1), pages 114-123.

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