In this paper, we investigate the pricing problem of a pure endowment contract when the insurance company has a limited information on the mortality intensity of the policyholder. The payoff of this kind of policies depends on the residual life time of the insured as well as the trend of a portfolio traded in the financial market, where investments in a riskless asset, a risky asset and a longevity bond are allowed. We propose a modeling framework that takes into account mutual dependence between the financial and the insurance markets via an observable stochastic process, which affects the risky asset and the mortality index dynamics. Since the market is incomplete due to the presence of basis risk, in alternative to arbitrage pricing we use expected utility maximization under exponential preferences as evaluation approach, which leads to the so-called indifference price. Under partial information this methodology requires filtering techniques that can reduce the original control problem to an equivalent problem in complete information. Using stochastic dynamics techniques, we characterize the indifference price of the insurance derivative in terms of the solutions of two backward stochastic differential equations. Finally, we discuss two special cases where we get a more explicit representation of the indifference price process. © 2020, © 2020 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group.

Indifference pricing of pure endowments via BSDEs under partial information

Claudia Ceci;
2020

Abstract

In this paper, we investigate the pricing problem of a pure endowment contract when the insurance company has a limited information on the mortality intensity of the policyholder. The payoff of this kind of policies depends on the residual life time of the insured as well as the trend of a portfolio traded in the financial market, where investments in a riskless asset, a risky asset and a longevity bond are allowed. We propose a modeling framework that takes into account mutual dependence between the financial and the insurance markets via an observable stochastic process, which affects the risky asset and the mortality index dynamics. Since the market is incomplete due to the presence of basis risk, in alternative to arbitrage pricing we use expected utility maximization under exponential preferences as evaluation approach, which leads to the so-called indifference price. Under partial information this methodology requires filtering techniques that can reduce the original control problem to an equivalent problem in complete information. Using stochastic dynamics techniques, we characterize the indifference price of the insurance derivative in terms of the solutions of two backward stochastic differential equations. Finally, we discuss two special cases where we get a more explicit representation of the indifference price process. © 2020, © 2020 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group.
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