An optimal dividend policy with delayed capital injections

Zhuo Jin, George Yin

Abstract


This work focuses on finding optimal dividend payment and capital injection policies to maximize the present value of the difference between the cumulative dividend payment and the possible capital injections with delays. Starting from the classical Cram\'er-Lundberg process,
using the dynamic programming approach, the value function obeys a quasi-variational inequality. With delays in capital injections, the company will be exposed to the risk of financial ruin during the delay period. In addition, the optimal dividend payment and capital injection
strategy should balance the expected cost of the possible capital injections and the time value of the delay period. In this paper, the closed-form solution of the value function and the corresponding optimal policies are obtained. Some limiting cases are also analyzed. A numerical example is presented to illustrate the property of the solution; some economic insights are also given.

doi:10.1017/S1446181113000394

Keywords


capital injection, delay, dividend policy, singular control.



DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.21914/anziamj.v55i0.6377



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