Journal article

Pricing longevity-linked derivatives using a stochastic mortality model

Y Wang, N Zhang, Z Jin, TL Ho

Communications in Statistics - Theory and Methods | Taylor & Francis | Published : 2019

Abstract

We propose a 2-factor MBMM model with exponential Lévy process to develop a stochastic mortality process. The two components are fitted by two independent NIG distributions. Compared to Lee–Carter model or 1-factor MBMM model, our mortality model explains more variation and improves the goodness of fit by including the second time component. Based on the improved model, we price three longevity-linked financial instruments, namely the longevity bond, q-forward and s-forward. The pricing is demonstrated on English and Welsh males aged 65 in 2013. Results indicate that the 2-factor MBMM model gives the highest price for mortality-related type of contract.

University of Melbourne Researchers