Special Issue "Recent Developments in Risk Management of Equity-Linked Annuities"

A special issue of Risks (ISSN 2227-9091).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2019

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. X. Sheldon Lin

Department of Statistical Sciences, University of Toronto
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Interests: Actuarial Science (Loss Modelling, Insurance Risk Management, Financial Insurance)
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Guojun Gan

Department of Mathematics, University of Connecticut
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Interests: Actuarial Science; Data Mining

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue focuses on recent developments in risk management of equity-linked annuities, especially on variable annuities. Topics include, but are not limited to, single contract valuation, portfolio valuation, hedging methodology, risk measurement, reserving and risk capitals calculation. Papers that address subproblems within these topics are also welcome. This Special Issue aims to bring together the latest research and state-of-the-art results in the area.

Prof. Dr. X. Sheldon Lin
Prof. Dr. Guojun Gan
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Variable annuity
  • Equity-indexed annuity
  • Single contract valuation
  • Portfolio valuation
  • Hedging methodology
  • Reserving and risk capitals calculation
  • Simulation techniques
  • Stochastic and statistical modelling

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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