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One-year reserve risk including a tail factor: closed formula and bootstrap approaches


  • Alexandre Boumezoued


  • Yoboua Angoua


  • Laurent Devineau


  • Jean-Philippe Boisseau


In this paper, we detail the main simulation methods used in practice to measure one-year reserve risk, and describe the bootstrap method providing an empirical distribution of the Claims Development Result (CDR) whose variance is identical to the closed-form expression of the prediction error proposed by W\"uthrich et al. (2008). In particular, we integrate the stochastic modeling of a tail factor in the bootstrap procedure. We demonstrate the equivalence with existing analytical results and develop closed-form expressions for the error of prediction including a tail factor. A numerical example is given at the end of this study.

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  • Alexandre Boumezoued & Yoboua Angoua & Laurent Devineau & Jean-Philippe Boisseau, 2011. "One-year reserve risk including a tail factor: closed formula and bootstrap approaches," Papers 1107.0164,, revised Apr 2012.
  • Handle: RePEc:arx:papers:1107.0164

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