^{a}, Arne Bang Huseby

^{b}, and Marius Helvig Havgar

^{c}

^{a}kristrd@math.uio.no

^{b}arne@math.uio.no

^{c}Marius.Havgar@wilhelmsen.com

An insurance contract implies that risk is ceded from ordinary policy holders to companies. However, companies do the same thing between themselves, and this is known as reinsurance. The problem of determining reinsurance contracts which are optimal with respect to some reasonable criterion has been studied extensively within actuarial science. Different contract types are considered such as stop-loss contracts where the reinsurance company covers risk above a certain level, and insurance layer contracts where the reinsurance company covers risk within an interval. The contracts are then optimized with respect to some risk measure, such as value-at-risk or conditional value-atrisk. In the present paper we consider the problem of minimizing conditional value-at-risk in the case of multiple stop-loss contracts. Such contracts are known to be optimal in the univariate case, and the optimal contract is easily determined. We show that the same holds in the multivariate case, both with dependent and independent risks. The results are illustrated with some numerical examples.