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On the optimal design of insurance contracts with guarantees

  • Branger, Nicole
  • Mahayni, Antje
  • Schneider, Judith C.
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    The paper analyzes insurance contracts where the benefits of the insured depend on the performance of an investment strategy and which guarantee a certain interest rate on the contributions made by the insured. The insured has to decide simultaneously on the investment strategy and the guarantee scheme. For a CRRA insured and in a BS economy, the optimal combination is given by a constant mix strategy and the contribution guarantee scheme. In case the insured has a subsistence level, the CPPI strategy turns out to be optimal for arbitrary schemes. We illustrate our results by numerical examples and analyze the utility losses of a CRRA insured due to the use of a suboptimal combination of investment strategy and guarantee scheme.

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

    Volume (Year): 46 (2010)
    Issue (Month): 3 (June)
    Pages: 485-492

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