This paper investigates the time-consistent dynamic mean–variance hedging of longevity risk with a longevity security contingent on a mortality index or the national mortality. Using an HJB framework, we solve the hedging problem in which insurance liabilities follow a doubly stochastic Poisson process with an intensity rate that is correlated and cointegrated to the index mortality rate. The derived closed-form optimal hedging policy articulates the important role of cointegration in longevity hedging. We show numerically that a time-consistent hedging policy is a smoother function in time when compared with its time-inconsistent counterpart. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
CitationWong, T. W., Chiu, M. C., & Wong, H. Y. (2014). Time-consistent mean-variance hedging of longevity risk: Effect of cointegration. Insurance: Mathematics and Economics, 56, 56-67.
- Longevity risk
- Basis risk
- Stochastic mortality