Optimal investment-reinsurance with delay for mean-variance insurers

a maximum principle approach

Yang Shen, Yan Zeng

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This paper is concerned with an optimal investment and reinsurance problem with delay for an insurer under the mean-variance criterion. A three-stage procedure is employed to solve the insurer's mean-variance problem. We first use the maximum principle approach to solve a benchmark problem. Then applying the Lagrangian duality method, we derive the optimal solutions for a variance-minimization problem. Based on these solutions, we finally obtain the efficient strategy and the efficient frontier of the insurer's mean-variance problem. Some numerical examples are also provided to illustrate our results.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-12
Number of pages12
JournalInsurance: Mathematics and Economics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2014


  • Delay
  • Investment-reinsurance
  • Mean-variance
  • Stochastic maximum principle

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