Multivariate Time Series Analysis of the Investment Guarantee in Canadian Segregated Fund Products
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In the context of the guarantee liability valuation, the sophisticated fund-of-funds structure, of some Canadian segregated fund products, often requires us to model multiple market indices simultaneously in order to benchmark the return of the underlying fund. In this thesis, we apply multivariate GARCH models with Gaussian and non-Gaussian noise to project the future investment scenarios of the fund. We further conduct a simulation study to investigate the difference, among the proposed multivariate models, in the valuation of the Guaranteed Minimum Maturity Benefit (GMMB) option. Based on the pre-data analysis, the proposed multivariate GARCH models are data driven. The goodness-of-fit for the models is evaluated through formal statistical tests from univariate and multivariate perspectives. The estimation and associated practical issues are discussed in details. The impact from the innovation distributions is addressed. More importantly, we demonstrate an actuarial approach to manage the guarantee liability for complex segregated fund products.