Optimal Dynamic Reinsurance Policies Under Mean – CVaR – A Generalized Denneberg’s Absolute Deviation Principle
31 Pages Posted: 14 Mar 2018
Date Written: January 28, 2018
This paper studies the optimal dynamic reinsurance policy for an insurance company whose surplus is modeled by the diffusion approximation of the classical Cramér-Lundberg model. We assume the reinsurance premium is calculated according to a proposed Mean-CVaR premium principle which generalizes Denneberg's absolute deviation principle and expected value principle. Moreover, we require that both ceded loss and retention functions are non-decreasing to rule out moral hazard. Under the objective of minimizing the ruin probability, we obtain the optimal reinsurance policy explicitly and we denote the resulting treaty as the dual excess-of-loss reinsurance. This form of optimal treaty is new to the literature. It also demonstrates that reinsurance treaties such as the proportional and the standard excess-of-loss, which are typically found to be optimal in the dynamic reinsurance model, need not be optimal when we consider a more general optimization model.
Keywords: Dynamical Reinsurance, Mean-CVaR Premium Principle, Denneberg’s Absolute Deviation Principle, Ruin Probability
JEL Classification: C61 G22
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