Longevity Risk Management and the Development of a Value-Based Longevity Index
AbstractThe design and development of post-retirement income products require the assessment of longevity risk, as well as a basis for hedging these risks. Most indices for longevity risk are age-period based. We develop and assess a cohort-based value index for life insurers and pension funds to manage longevity risk. There are two innovations in the development of this index. Firstly, the underlying variables of most existing longevity indices are based on mortality experience only. The value index is based on the present value of future cash flow obligations, capturing all the risks in retirement income products. We use the index to manage both longevity risk and interest rate risk. Secondly, we capture historical dependencies between ages and cohorts with a cohort-based stochastic mortality model. We achieve this by introducing age-dependent model parameters. With our mortality model, we obtain realistic cohort correlation structures and improve the fitting performance, particularly for very old ages. View Full-Text
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Chang, Y.; Sherris, M. Longevity Risk Management and the Development of a Value-Based Longevity Index. Risks 2018, 6, 10.
Chang Y, Sherris M. Longevity Risk Management and the Development of a Value-Based Longevity Index. Risks. 2018; 6(1):10.Chicago/Turabian Style
Chang, Yang; Sherris, Michael. 2018. "Longevity Risk Management and the Development of a Value-Based Longevity Index." Risks 6, no. 1: 10.
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