By Sergey Foss, Dmitry Korshunov, Stan Zachary

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4. 34 which is symmetric in the distributions F and G, and which allows us to get many important results for convolutions—see the further discussion below. 36. Suppose that the distributions F and G on R are such that the sum F + G of their tail functions is a long-tailed function (equivalently the measure F + G is long-tailed in the obvious sense) and that the positive function h is such that h(x) → ∞ as x → ∞ and F + G is h-insensitive. Then h(x) −∞ G(x − y)F(dy) + h(x) −∞ F(x − y)G(dy) ∼ G(x) + F(x) as x → ∞.

52) with probability 1, where Sn = ξ1 + . . + ξn . Proof. We suppose first that F is intermediate regularly varying; let ξ1 , ξ2 , . . be any sequence of independent identically distributed random variables with finite positive mean, and, for each n, let Sn = ξ1 + . . 52) holds. Let a = Eξ1 . Fix any ε > 0. It follows from the definition of intermediate regular variation that there is n0 and a δ > 0 such that sup n≥n0 F(n(a ± δ )) − 1 ≤ ε. F(na) By the Strong Law of Large Numbers, with probability 1, there exists a random number N such that |Sn − na| ≤ nδ for all n ≥ N.

The conditions of the theorem imply that the function F 2 + G2 is similarly long-tailed. e. F k + Gk is h-insensitive. 35): Fk ∗ Gk (x) = h(x) −∞ + F k (x − y)Gk (dy) + ∞ h(x) h(x) −∞ Gk (x − y)Fk (dy) F k (max(h(x), x − y))Gk (dy). 37 that, as x → ∞, ∞ h(x) F 1 (max(h(x), x − y))G1 (dy) ∼ ∞ h(x) F 2 (max(h(x), x − y))G2 (dy). 36, for k = 1, 2 and as x → ∞, h(x) −∞ F k (x − y)Gk (dy) + h(x) −∞ Gk (x − y)Fk (dy) ∼ F k (x) + Gk (x). 39) we obtain the required equivalence F1 ∗ G1(x) ∼ F2 ∗ G2 (x).

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