Ruin probabilities in a finite-horizon risk model with investment and reinsurance Articles uri icon

publication date

  • December 2012

start page

  • 954

end page

  • 966


  • 4


  • 49

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0021-9002

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1475-6072


  • A finite-horizon insurance model is studied where the risk/reserve process can be controlled by reinsurance and investment in the financial market. Our setting is innovative in the sense that we describe in a unified way the timing of the events, that is, the arrivals of claims and the changes of the prices in the financial market, by means of a continuous-time semi-Markov process which appears to be more realistic than, say, classical diffusion-based models. Obtaining explicit optimal solutions for the minimizing ruin probability is a difficult task. Therefore we derive a specific methodology, based on recursive relations for the ruin probability, to obtain a reinsurance and investment policy that minimizes an exponential bound (Lundberg-type bound) on the ruin probability.


  • risk process; semi-markov process; optimal reinsurance and investment; lundberg-type bound