Optimal (Re)Insurance: Challenges and Solutions

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2024 | Viewed by 357

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Department of Mathematics, Southern University of Science and Technology, Shenzhen 518055, China
Interests: optimal (re)insurance; insurance economics; risk sharing; systemic risk; risk measure; credibility theory; stochastic orders; dependent risk models
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Dear Colleagues,

Optimal reinsurance refers to the process of determining the most effective way for insurance companies to transfer risk to a reinsurer. This research topic explores the challenges and solutions involved in finding the best reinsurance strategy. Challenges may include determining the appropriate level of risk transfer, managing the cost of reinsurance, and dealing with the complexity of reinsurance contracts. Solutions may involve the use of advanced modeling techniques, innovative reinsurance structures, and strategic partnerships with reinsurers. The goal of this Special Issue is to help insurance companies make informed decisions about reinsurance that will maximize their risk protection and financial performance.

Meanwhile, the frequent occurrence of catastrophic risks, such as floods, droughts, earthquakes, and storms, poses new challenges to the insurance industry and imposes higher demands on optimal (re)insurance design. When facing frequent natural disasters and other catastrophic risks, (re)insurance companies need to more accurately assess risks and develop more flexible (re)insurance strategies to effectively diversify and manage risks. At the same time, it is necessary to strengthen cooperation with scientific research institutions and government departments to jointly develop innovative (re)insurance products and solutions to better adapt to the constantly changing catastrophic risk environment. In this context, optimal (re)insurance design needs to constantly innovate to address new challenges and risks.

We would like to invite you to submit your research papers concerning or related to optimal (re)insurance and risk sharing to this Special Issue. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Optimal (re)insurance with background risks;
  • Optimal (re)insurance with external interventions;
  • Optimal (re)insurance with default risks;
  • Optimal (re)insurance under new emerging risk measures;
  • Optimal (re)insurance under new premium principles;
  • Optimal (re)insurance under game theory;
  • Optimal (re)insurance for dependent risks;
  • Cyber risks and optimal (re)insurance;
  • Insurance economics;
  • Behavior (re)insurance;
  • Catastrophe (re)insurance design;
  • Risk sharing and optimal (re)insurance.

Dr. Yiying Zhang
Guest Editor

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  • optimal (re)insurance
  • risk measures
  • risk management
  • risk sharing
  • premium principles
  • catastrophe risk
  • cyber risk

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