Natural Delta Gamma Hedging of Longevity and Interest Rate Risk
ICER Working Paper No. 21/2011
19 Pages Posted: 19 Dec 2011
Date Written: November 18, 2011
The paper presents closed-form Delta and Gamma hedges for annuities and death assurances, in the presence of both longevity and interest-rate risk. Longevity risk is modeled through an extension of the classical Gompertz law, while interest rate risk is modeled via an Hull-and-White process. We theoretically provide natural hedging strategies, considering also contracts written on different generations. We provide a UK-population and bond-market calibrated example. We compute longevity exposures and explicitly calculate Delta-Gamma hedges. Re-insurance is needed in order to set-up portfolios which are Delta-Gamma neutral to both longevity and interest-rate risk.
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