Securitization of Catastrophe Mortality Risks
Insurance: Mathematics and Economics, Vol. 42, No. 2, pp. 628-637, 2008
28 Pages Posted: 22 Jun 2007 Last revised: 26 Aug 2011
Date Written: June 12, 2007
Securitization with payments linked to explicit mortality events provides a new investment opportunity to investors and financial institutions. Moreover, mortality-linked securities provide an alternative risk management tool for insurers. As a step toward understanding these securities, we develop an asset pricing model for mortality-based securities in an incomplete market framework with jump processes. Our model nicely explains opposite market outcomes of two existing pure mortality securities.
Keywords: Securitization, Catastrophes, Mortality Risks
JEL Classification: G12, G22, G23
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