par Denuit, Michel ;Trufin, Julien
Référence Insurance. Mathematics & economics, 71, page (295-303)
Publication Publié, 2016-10-22
Article révisé par les pairs
Résumé : Often in actuarial practice, mortality projections are obtained by letting age-specific death rates decline exponentially at their own rate. Many life tables used for annuity pricing are built in this way. The present paper adopts this point of view and proposes a simple and powerful mortality projection model in line with this elementary approach, based on the recently studied mortality improvement rates. Two main applications are considered. First, as most reference life tables produced by regulators are deterministic by nature, they can be made stochastic by superposing random departures from the assumed age-specific trend, with a volatility calibrated on market or portfolio data. This allows the actuary to accountfor the systematic longevity risk in solvency calculations. Second, the model can be fitted to historical data and used to produce longevity forecasts. A number of conservative and tractable approximations are derived to provide the actuary with reasonably accurate approximations for various relevant quantities, available at limited computational cost. Besides applications to stochastic mortality projection models, we also derive useful properties involving supermodular, directionally convex and stop-loss orders.