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For both the S&P and TSE indices, periods of nonzero liability for the simple 10-year put option arose during the great depression; the S&P index shows another period arising in respect of some deposits in 1964 to 1965, the problem caused by the 1974 to 1975 oil crisis. 5 Proceeds of a 10-year $100 single-premium investment in the S&P 500 index. 6 Proceeds of a 10-year $100 single-premium investment in the TSE 300 index. 3 These figures show that, even for a simple maturity guarantee on one of the major indices, substantial payments are possible.

In this section, we will derive the distribution function for the accumulated proceeds at some time n of a unit investment at time t = 0. 19) j‫ס‬1 The key technique is to condition on the time spent in each regime. Let R denote the number of months spent in regime 1, so that n – R is the number of months spent in regime 2. Then the conditional sum Α nj‫ס‬1 Yj ͉ R is the sum of both the following: R independent, normally distributed random variables with mean ␮1 and variance ␴12 . n – R independent, normally distributed random variables with mean ␮2 and variance ␴22 .

The fundamental difference between the VA-type guarantee, which we value as a put option to add to the separate account proceeds, and the EIA guarantee, which we value as a call option added to the fixedinterest proceeds, arises from the withdrawal benefits. On withdrawal, the VA policyholder takes the proceeds of the separate account, without the put option payment. The EIA policyholder withdraws with their premium accumulated at some fixed rate, without the call-option payment. American options may be relevant where equity participation and minimum accumulation guarantees are both offered on early surrender.

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