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Life Insurance in a Contingent Claim Framework: Pricing and Regulatory Implications

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  • Eric Briys

    (Professor of Finance, Groupe HEC, F-78350 Jouy-en-Josas, France)

  • François De Varenne

    ([1] 2Ph.D. Student Research Fellow, Groupe HEC, France [2] 3Research Fellow, FFSA, France)

Abstract

In this paper we develop a contingent claim model to evaluate the equity and liabilities of a life insurance company. The limited liability of shareholders is explicitly modelled. We focus on a specific type of life insurance policy–namely, the profit-sharing policy. In this policy, the policyholder is entitled to a guaranteed interest rate and a percentage of the company's yearly financial revenues. The implicit equilibrium interest rate and profit-sharing ratio are derived and analyzed. We finally discuss regulatory measures frequently encountered in the life insurance business such as rate ceilings, capital ratios, and asset restrictions. The Geneva Papers on Risk and Insurance Theory (1994) 19, 53–72. doi:10.1007/BF01112014

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  • Eric Briys & François De Varenne, 1994. "Life Insurance in a Contingent Claim Framework: Pricing and Regulatory Implications," The Geneva Risk and Insurance Review, Palgrave Macmillan;International Association for the Study of Insurance Economics (The Geneva Association), vol. 19(1), pages 53-72, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:pal:genrir:v:19:y:1994:i:1:p:53-72
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