A Comparative Study of Risk Measures for Guaranteed Minimum Maturity Benefits by a PDE Method

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Abstract

The stochastic modeling and determination of reserves and risk capitals for variable annuity guarantee products are relatively new developments in the insurance industry. The current market practice is largely based on Monte Carlo simulations, which have great engineering flexibility, but the demand for heavy computational power can be prohibitive in many cases. In this article we distinguish and compare two types of risk models to determine the commonly used risk measures for reserving and capital calculations. Using an example of the guaranteed minimum maturity benefit, we investigate alternative numerical methods that require less computational resources and yet achieve high accuracy and efficiency.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)445-461
Number of pages17
JournalNorth American Actuarial Journal
Volume18
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistics and Probability
  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Statistics, Probability and Uncertainty

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