Journal article

Optimal investment and dividend payment strategies with debt management and reinsurance

Q Zhao, Z Jin, J Wei

Journal of Industrial and Management Optimization | American Institute of Mathematical Sciences | Published : 2018

Abstract

This paper derives the optimal debt ratio, investment and dividend payment strategies for an insurance company. The surplus process is jointly determined by the reinsurance strategies, debt levels, investment portfolios and unanticipated shocks. The objective is to maximize the total expected discounted utility of dividend payments infinite-time period subject to three control variables. The utility functions are chosen as the logarithmic and power utility functions. Using dynamic programming principle, the value function is the solution of a second-order nonlinear Hamilton-Jacobi-Bellman equation. The explicit solution of the value function is derived and the corresponding optimal debt rati..

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