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Securitisation of Crossover Risk in Reverse Mortgages

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  • Hong-Chih Huang

    (Department of Risk Management and Insurance, Research Fellow of Risk and Insurance Research Center, National Chengchi University, Taipei, Taiwan.)

  • Chou-Wen Wang

    (Department of Risk Management and Insurance, National Kaohsiung First University of Science and Technology, No. 2 Jhuoyue Road, Nanzih District, Kaohsiung 811, Taiwan.)

  • Yuan-Chi Miao

    (Department of Risk Management and Insurance, National Chengchi University, No. 64, Sec.2, ZhiNan Road, Wenshan District, Taipei City 11605, Taiwan.)

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    When the outstanding balance exceeds the housing value before the loan is settled, the insurer suffers an exposure to crossover risk induced by three risk factors: interest rates, house prices and mortality rates. With consideration of housing price risk, interest rate risk and longevity risk, we provide a three-dimensional lattice method that simultaneously captures the evolution of housing prices and short-term interest rates to calculate the fair valuation of reverse mortgages numerically. For a reverse mortgage insurer, the premium structure of reverse mortgage insurance is determined by setting the present value of the total expected claim losses equal to the present value of the premium charges. However, when the actual loss is higher than the expected loss, the insurer will incur an unexpected loss. To offset the potential loss, we also design two types of crossover bonds to transfer the unexpected loss to bond investors. Therefore, through the crossover bonds, reverse mortgage insurers can partially transfer crossover risk onto bond holders.

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    Article provided by Palgrave Macmillan & The Geneva Association in its journal The Geneva Papers on Risk and Insurance Issues and Practice.

    Volume (Year): 36 (2011)
    Issue (Month): 4 (October)
    Pages: 622-647

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    Handle: RePEc:pal:gpprii:v:36:y:2011:i:4:p:622-647
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