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Title: Topics in optimal reinsurance design, risk measures, and forward performance processes
Author: Chong, Wing Fung
Awarding Body: King's College London
Current Institution: King's College London (University of London)
Date of Award: 2017
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Abstract:
In this thesis, three important topics in actuarial science and nancial mathematics are investigated, namely, optimal reinsurance design, risk measures, and forward performance processes. For the first topic, two general problems of optimal reinsurance design are solved. The first one is the minimization of a general functional of the expectation, Value-at-Risk, and Tail Value-at-Risk of the total retained loss with the convex order preserving premium principle and the budget constraint. Karlin-Noviko - Stoyan-Taylor (multiple) crossing conditions are applied to solve the first general problem. The second problem is the minimization of a general law-invariant coherent risk measure of the total retained loss with the law-invariant coherent premium principle and the budget constraint. Representations in terms of distortion functions, application of the mini-max theorem in the in nite dimensional space, and Neyman-Pearson argument are applied to solve the second general problem. For the second topic, the forward entropic risk measures are investigated. Under the stochastic factor market model, by making use of the ergodic backward stochastic differential equation representation of the exponential forward investment performance process, a finite horizon backward stochastic differential equation representation of the forward entropic risk measure is obtained. By utilizing the finite horizon backward stochastic differential equation representation of the forward entropic risk measure, the large maturity behavior of the forward entropic risk measure for the risk positions that are deterministic functions of the stochastic factor processes is studied. Specifically, the forward entropic risk measure converges to a constant, which is independent of the initial value of the stochastic factor processes, with an exponential convergence rate. An example with numerical illustrations are demonstrated. For the third topic, under the stochastic factor market model, an infinite horizon backward stochastic differential equation representation of the exponential forward investment and consumption performance process is obtained.
Supervisor: Liang, Gechun Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID: uk.bl.ethos.721677  DOI: Not available
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