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Optimal asset allocation for aggregated defined benefit pension funds with stochastic interest rates

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  • Josa-Fombellida, Ricardo
  • Rincón-Zapatero, Juan Pablo

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In this paper we study the optimal management of an aggregated pension fund of defined benefit type, in the presence of a stochastic interest rate. We suppose that the sponsor can invest in a savings account, in a risky stock and in a bond with the aim of minimizing deviations of the unfunded actuarial liability from zero along a finite time horizon. We solve the problem by means of optimal stochastic control techniques and analyze the influence on the optimal solution of some of the parameters involved in the model.

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  • Josa-Fombellida, Ricardo & Rincón-Zapatero, Juan Pablo, 2010. "Optimal asset allocation for aggregated defined benefit pension funds with stochastic interest rates," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 201(1), pages 211-221, February.
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    Pension funds Stochastic control Optimal portfolio Stochastic interest rate;

    JEL classification:

    • G23 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Non-bank Financial Institutions; Financial Instruments; Institutional Investors
    • G11 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Portfolio Choice; Investment Decisions
    • C61 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Mathematical Methods; Programming Models; Mathematical and Simulation Modeling - - - Optimization Techniques; Programming Models; Dynamic Analysis

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