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Optimal Portfolio Strategies with Stochastic Wage Income and Inflation: The Case of a Defined Contribution Pension Plan

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  • Paolo Battocchio

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    (Università degli Studi di Trieste, Dipartimento di Matematica Applicata)

  • Francesco Menoncin

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    (Université Catholique de Louvain, IRES (Institut de Recherches Economiques et Sociales))

Abstract

We consider a stochastic model for a defined-contribution pension fund in continuous time. In particular, we focus on the portfolio problem of a fund manager who wants to maximize the expected utility of his terminal wealth in a complete financial market with stochastic interest rate. The fund manager must cope with a set of stochastic investment opportunities and two background risks: the salary risk and the inflation risk. We use the stochastic dynamic programming approach. We show that the presence of the inflation risk can solve some problems linked to the use of the stochastic dynamic programming technique, and namely to the stochastic partial differential equation deriving from it. We find a closed form solution to the asset allocation problem, without specifying any functional form for the coe±cients of the diffusion processes involved in the problem. Finally, the derivation of a closed form solution allows us to analyse in detail the behaviour of the optimal portfolio with respect to salary and inflation.

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Paper provided by Center for Research on Pensions and Welfare Policies, Turin (Italy) in its series CeRP Working Papers with number 19.

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Length: 28 pages
Date of creation: Mar 2002
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Handle: RePEc:crp:wpaper:19

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Keywords: defined-contribution pension plan; salary risk; inflation risk; stochastic optimal control; Hamilton-Jacobi-Bellman equation;

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  1. Battocchio, Paolo & Menoncin, Francesco, 2004. "Optimal pension management in a stochastic framework," Insurance: Mathematics and Economics, Elsevier, vol. 34(1), pages 79-95, February.
  2. Paolo BATTOCCHIO & Francesco MENONCIN, 2002. "Optimal Pension Management under Stochastic Interest Rates, Wages, and Inflation," Discussion Papers (IRES - Institut de Recherches Economiques et Sociales), Université catholique de Louvain, Institut de Recherches Economiques et Sociales (IRES) 2002021, Université catholique de Louvain, Institut de Recherches Economiques et Sociales (IRES).

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