Multi-Objective Optimization Evolutionary Algorithms in Insurance-Linked Derivatives

Multi-Objective Optimization Evolutionary Algorithms in Insurance-Linked Derivatives

M. J. Perez (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-984-7.ch057
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This work addresses a real-world adjustment of economic models where the application of robust and global optimization techniques is required. The problem dealt with is the search for a set of parameters to calculate the reported claim amount. Several functions are proposed to obtain the reported claim amount, and a multi-objective optimization procedure is used to obtain parameters using real data and to decide the best function to approximate the reported claim amount. Using this function, insurance companies negotiate the underlying contract—that is, the catastrophic loss ratio defined from the total reported claim amount. They are associated with catastrophes that occurred during the loss period and declared until the development period expired. The suitability of different techniques coming from evolutionary computation (EC) to solve this problem is explored, contrasting the performance achieved with recent proposals of multi-objective evolutionary algorithms (MOEAs). Results show the advantages of MOEAs in the proposal in terms of effectiveness and completeness in searching for solutions, compared with particular solutions of classical EC approaches (using an aggregation operator) in problems with real data.

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