Governments and the Market for Longevity-Indexed Bonds
AbstractUncertainty about length of life, longevity risk, is a growing financial problem for pension funds and annuity providers. They would like to transfer longevity risk away to institutions better placed to deal with it. Unfortunately, there is a lack of financial instruments to hedge against this longevity risk, thereby complicating risk management by pension funds and hindering the expansion of the annuity market. Consequently, this paper examines the role of government in... Le gouvernement et le marché pour les titres indexés sur la longévité L'incertitude sur la durée de vie, le risque de longévité, est un problème financier croissant pour les fonds de pension et les fournisseurs de rentes viagères. Ils préfèrent transférer ce risque aux institutions les plus préparées pour les absorber. Malheureusement, il y a un manque d'instruments financiers afin d'avoir une couverture contre le risque de longévité. Cette situation complique le management du risque et empêche l’expansion du marché de la rente viagère. Par conséquent, ce document étudie le rôle...
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Date of creation: Jan 2007
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longevity risk; pension fund; Uncertainty; financial instruments; hedging; longevity-indexed bonds; indices; longevity index; annuities; DB and DC plans; incertitude; risque de longévité; viager; plans de pension de prestation définie et contributive; rente; instruments financiers; titres indexés à la longévité; index; fonds de pension; index de longévité;
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- Pablo Antolin & Hans J. Blommestein, 2007. "Governments and the Market for Longevity-indexed Bonds," Financial Market Trends, OECD Publishing, vol. 2007(1), pages 153-175.
- C15 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Statistical Simulation Methods: General
- C32 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables - - - Time-Series Models; Dynamic Quantile Regressions; Dynamic Treatment Effect Models; Diffusion Processes
- D8 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty
- G23 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Non-bank Financial Institutions; Financial Instruments; Institutional Investors
- G28 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Government Policy and Regulation
- J11 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Demographic Trends, Macroeconomic Effects, and Forecasts
- J26 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Retirement; Retirement Policies
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