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Investment strategies in retirement: in the presence of a means-tested government pension




A simulation approach is used to investigate how various investment strategies affect the ability of retirees to spend at a desired level up until death. Retirees are assumed to maintain all investment and longevity risk, and also have access to a government-sponsored and means-tested Age Pension to provide part of their desired expenditure. It is found that a 100% allocation to growth assets is optimal for large expenditure desires relative to initial balance levels, with allocations outside of this being sensitive to movements in initial balance and desired expenditure level, as well as interactions with the Age Pension.

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  • Butt, Adam & Deng, Ziyong, 2012. "Investment strategies in retirement: in the presence of a means-tested government pension," Journal of Pension Economics and Finance, Cambridge University Press, vol. 11(02), pages 151-181, April.
  • Handle: RePEc:cup:jpenef:v:11:y:2012:i:02:p:151-181_00

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    1. Butt, Adam & Khemka, Gaurav, 2015. "The effect of objective formulation on retirement decision making," Insurance: Mathematics and Economics, Elsevier, vol. 64(C), pages 385-395.

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