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Constrained investment-reinsurance optimization with regime switching under variance premium principle. (English) Zbl 1371.91083
Summary: This paper studies optimal investment and reinsurance problems for an insurer under regime-switching models. Two types of risk models are considered, the first being a Markov-modulated diffusion approximation risk model and the second being a Markov-modulated classical risk model. The insurer can invest in a risk-free bond and a risky asset, where the underlying models for investment assets are modulated by a continuous-time, finite-state, observable Markov chain. The insurer can also purchase proportional reinsurance to reduce the exposure to insurance risk. The variance principle is adopted to calculate the reinsurance premium, and Markov-modulated constraints on both investment and reinsurance strategies are considered. Explicit expressions for the optimal strategies and value functions are derived by solving the corresponding regime-switching Hamilton-Jacobi-Bellman equations. Numerical examples for optimal solutions in the Markov-modulated diffusion approximation model are provided to illustrate our results.

91B30 Risk theory, insurance (MSC2010)
93E20 Optimal stochastic control
91G10 Portfolio theory
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