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Multi-Objective Stochastic Optimization Programs for a Non-Life Insurance Company under Solvency Constraints

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  • Massimiliano Kaucic


    (Department of Economics, Business, Mathematics and Statistics, University of Trieste, Piazzale Europa 1, 34127 Trieste, Italy)

  • Roberto Daris


    (Department of Economics, Business, Mathematics and Statistics, University of Trieste, Piazzale Europa 1, 34127 Trieste, Italy)

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    In the paper, we introduce a multi-objective scenario-based optimization approach for chance-constrained portfolio selection problems. More specifically, a modified version of the normal constraint method is implemented with a global solver in order to generate a dotted approximation of the Pareto frontier for bi- and tri-objective programming problems. Numerical experiments are carried out on a set of portfolios to be optimized for an EU-based non-life insurance company. Both performance indicators and risk measures are managed as objectives. Results show that this procedure is effective and readily applicable to achieve suitable risk-reward tradeoff analysis.

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    Article provided by MDPI, Open Access Journal in its journal Risks.

    Volume (Year): 3 (2015)
    Issue (Month): 3 (September)
    Pages: 1-30

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    Handle: RePEc:gam:jrisks:v:3:y:2015:i:3:p:390-419:d:55820
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