Variable Annuities in a Lévy-Based Hybrid Model With Surrender Risk
41 Pages Posted: 10 Jun 2019
Date Written: May 23, 2019
This paper proposes a market consistent valuation framework for variable annuities with guaranteed minimum accumulation benefit, death benefit and surrender benefit features. The setup is based on a hybrid model for the financial market and uses time-inhomogeneous Lévy processes as risk drivers. Further, we allow for dependence between financial and surrender risks. Our model leads to explicit analytical formulas for the quantities of interest, and practical and efficient numerical procedures for the evaluation of these formulas. We illustrate the tractability of this approach by means of a detailed sensitivity analysis of the price of the variable annuity and its components with respect to the model parameters. The results highlight the role played by the surrender behaviour and the importance of its appropriate modelling.
Keywords: Finance, Variable Annuities, Hybrid models, Lévy processes, Surrender Risk
JEL Classification: G13, G12, G22, C63
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