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A Revisit of the Optimal Excess-of-Loss Contract

Aboagye, E., Asimit, V. ORCID: 0000-0002-7706-0066, Fung, T. C. , Peng, L. & Wang, Q. A Revisit of the Optimal Excess-of-Loss Contract.


It is well-known that Excess-of-Loss reinsurance has more marketability than StopLoss reinsurance, though Stop-Loss reinsurance is the most prominent setting discussed in the optimal (re)insurance design literature. We point out that optimal reinsurance policy under Stop-Loss leads to a zero insolvency probability, which motivates our paper. We provide a remedy to this peculiar property of the optimal Stop-Loss reinsurance contract by investigating the optimal Excess-of-Loss reinsurance contract instead. We also provide estimators for the optimal Excess-of-Loss and Stop-Loss contracts and investigate their statistical properties under many premium principle assumptions and various risk preferences, which according to our knowledge, have never been investigated in the literature. Simulated data and real-life data are used to illustrate our main theoretical findings.

Publication Type: Other (Preprint)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HG Finance
Q Science > QA Mathematics
Departments: Bayes Business School
Bayes Business School > Actuarial Science & Insurance
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