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**22nd European Conference on Operational Research**

Prague, July 8-11, 2007 Financial Optimisation I, Monday 9th July, 8: am Mathematical Programming Models for Asset and Liability Management Katharina Schwaiger, Cormac Lucas and Gautam Mitra, CARISMA, Brunel University West London 1

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**Outline Problem Formulation Scenario Models for Assets and Liabilities**

Mathematical Programming Models and Results: Linear Programming Model Stochastic Programming Model Chance-Constrained Programming Model Integrated Chance-Constrained Programming Model Discussion and Future Work

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Problem Formulation Pension funds wish to make integrated financial decisions to match and outperform liabilities Last decade experienced low yields and a fall in the equity market Risk-Return approach does not fully take into account regulations (UK case) use of Asset Liability Management Models

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**Pension Fund Cash Flows**

Figure 1: Pension Fund Cash Flows Investment: portfolio of fixed income and cash Sponsoring Company

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**Mathematical Models Different ALM models:**

Ex ante decision by Linear Programming (LP) Ex ante decision by Stochastic Programming (SP) Ex ante decision by Chance-Constrained Programming All models are multi-objective: (i) minimise deviations (PV01 or NPV) between assets and liabilities and (ii) reduce initial cash required

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**Asset/Liability under uncertainty**

Future asset returns and liabilities are random Generated scenarios reflect uncertainty Discount factor (interest rates) for bonds and liabilities is random Pension fund population (affected by mortality) and defined benefit payments (affected by final salaries) are random

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Scenario Generation LIBOR scenarios are generated using the Cox, Ingersoll, and Ross Model (1985) Salary curves are a function of productivity (P), merit and inflation (I) rates Inflation rate scenarios are generated using ARIMA models

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**Linear Programming Model**

Deterministic with decision variables being: Amount of bonds sold Amount of bonds bought Amount of bonds held PV01 over and under deviations Initial cash injected Amount lent Amount borrowed Multi-Objective: Minimise total PV01 deviations between assets and liabilities Minimise initial injected cash

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**Linear Programming Model**

Subject to: Cash-flow accounting equation Inventory balance Cash-flow matching equation PV01 matching Holding limits

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**Linear Programming Model**

PV01 Deviation-Budget Trade Off

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**Stochastic Programming Model**

Two-stage stochastic programming model with amount of bonds held , sold and bought and the initial cash being first stage decision variables Amount borrowed , lent and deviation of asset and liability present values ( , ) are the non-implementable stochastic decision variables Multi-objective: Minimise total present value deviations between assets and liabilities Minimise initial cash required

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**SP Model Constraints Cash-Flow Accounting Equation:**

Inventory Balance Equation: Present Value Matching of Assets and Liabilities:

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SP Constraints cont. Matching Equations: Non-Anticipativity:

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**Stochastic Programming Model**

Deviation-Budget Trade-off

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**Chance-Constrained Programming Model**

Introduce a reliability level , where , which is the probability of satisfying a constraint and is the level of meeting the liabilities, i.e. it should be greater than 1 in our case Scenarios are equally weighted, hence The corresponding chance constraints are:

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CCP Model Cash versus beta

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CCP Model SP versus CCP frontier

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**Integrated Chance Constraints**

Introduced by Klein Haneveld [1986] Not only the probability of underfunding is important, but also the amount of underfunding (conceptually close to conditional surplus-at-risk CSaR) is important Where is the shortfall parameter

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**Discussion and Future Work**

Generated Model Statistics: LP SP CCP Obj. Function 1 linear 22 nonzeros 13500 nonzeros 6751 nonzeros CPU Time (Using CPLEX10.1 on a P4 3.0 GHZ machine) 0.0625 No. of Constraints 633 All linear nonzeros 66306 nonzeros 53750 nonzeros No. of Variables 1243 all linear 34128 20627 6750 binary 13877 linear

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**Discussion and Future Work**

Ex post Simulations: Stress testing In Sample testing Backtesting

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References J.C. Cox, J.E. Ingersoll Jr, and S.A. Ross. A Theory of the Term Structure of Interest Rates, Econometrica, 1985. R. Fourer, D.M. Gay and B.W. Kernighan. AMPL: A Modeling Language for Mathematical Programming. Thomson/Brooks/Cole, 2003. W.K.K. Haneveld. Duality in stochastic linear and dynamic programming. Volume 274 of Lecture Notes in Economics and Mathematical Systems. Springer Verlag, Berlin, 1986. W.K.K. Haneveld and M.H. van der Vlerk. An ALM Model for Pension Funds using Integrated Chance Constraints. University of Gröningen, 2005. K. Schwaiger, C. Lucas and G. Mitra. Models and Solution Methods for Liability Determined Investment. Working paper, CARISMA Brunel University, 2007. H.E. Winklevoss. Pension Mathematics with Numerical Illustrations. University of Pennsylvania Press, 1993.

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