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The bonus-crediting mechanism of Danish pension and life insurance companies: an empirical analysis

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  • GROSEN, ANDERS
  • J RGENSEN, PETER L CHTE

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This paper develops and estimates a model for the bonus-crediting mechanism in relation to with-profits policies issued by Danish life insurance and pension companies. The market for pension and life insurance savings contracts is generally highly opaque, but our proposed model explains a significant part of the variation in actual bonus distribution by Danish market participants. The main determinant of bonus policy is a measure of the degree of solvency which we construct from a unique data set that contains information compiled from several public as well as non-public sources. The data set spans the ten-year period from 1991 to 2000 and the model is estimated by way of maximum likelihood.

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Article provided by Cambridge University Press in its journal Journal of Pension Economics and Finance.

Volume (Year): 1 (2002)
Issue (Month): 03 (November)
Pages: 249-268

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Handle: RePEc:cup:jpenef:v:1:y:2002:i:03:p:249-268_00

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  1. Løchte Jørgensen, Peter, 2006. "Lognormal Approximation of Complex Pathdependent Pension Scheme Payoffs," Working Papers 2006-9, Copenhagen Business School, Department of Finance.
  2. Vittas, Dimitri, 2011. "The mechanics and regulation of variable payout annuities," Policy Research Working Paper Series 5762, The World Bank.
  3. Guillen, Montserrat & Jorgensen, Peter Lochte & Nielsen, Jens Perch, 2006. "Return smoothing mechanisms in life and pension insurance: Path-dependent contingent claims," Insurance: Mathematics and Economics, Elsevier, vol. 38(2), pages 229-252, April.

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