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The Value and Risk of Defined Contribution Pension Schemes: International Evidence

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  • Edmund Cannon
  • Ian Tonks

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Using data on historical returns on international financial assets, the paper simulates pension fund and pension replacement ratios, building up frequency distributions of these ratios for individuals saving in a defined contribution pension plan in different countries. These frequency distributions illustrate the risk in the pension replacement ratio faced by an individual who saves in a typical defined contribution pension scheme.

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Paper provided by Department of Economics, University of Bristol, UK in its series Bristol Economics Discussion Papers with number 09/610.

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Length: 40 pages
Date of creation: Jul 2009
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Handle: RePEc:bri:uobdis:09/610

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Keywords: Risks; Defined contribution pension schemes; pension replacement ratio.;

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