Combining Insurance, Contingent Debt, and Self-Retention in an Optimal Corporate Risk Financing Strategy

26 Pages Posted: 20 Apr 2016

See all articles by Eugene Gurenko

Eugene Gurenko

World Bank

Olivier Mahul

World Bank - Financial Sector Development

Date Written: November 13, 2003

Abstract

Gurenko and Mahul provide a conceptual framework for designing a comprehensive risk financing strategy for a firm using an optimal combination of three instruments: self-retention, contingent debt, and insurance. Using an original conceptual model, the risk management decisions of the firm are first decomposed into two sets - choosing attachment points for each layer of financing used in the overall risk financing structure, and then determining optimal risk allocation arrangements within each layer of risk. This model allows the authors to show how these optimal risk financing arrangements are driven by the costs of risk management instruments, the risk characteristics, and the firm's borrowing constraints. Finally, the authors provide an original perspective to think about optimal ex ante risk management strategies based on a combination of insurance, savings, and credit at the microeconomic or macroeconomic levels.

This paper - a product of the Financial Sector Operations and Policy Department - is part of a larger effort in the department to develop modern risk management tools at the microeconomic and macroeconomic levels.

Suggested Citation

Gurenko, Eugene and Mahul, Olivier, Combining Insurance, Contingent Debt, and Self-Retention in an Optimal Corporate Risk Financing Strategy (November 13, 2003). World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 3167. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=636586

Eugene Gurenko (Contact Author)

World Bank ( email )

1818 H Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20433
United States

Olivier Mahul

World Bank - Financial Sector Development ( email )

Washington, DC 20433
United States

Here is the Coronavirus
related research on SSRN

Paper statistics

Downloads
218
Abstract Views
1,552
rank
145,331
PlumX Metrics