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Valuation of liabilities in hybrid pension plans

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  • Dirk Broeders
  • An Chen
  • David Rijsbergen

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Contemporary pension plans are often hybrid pension plans, a mixture of defined benefit and defined contribution plans. In this article, we model a continuum of stylized hybrid pension plans in a run-off pension fund and value these pension liabilities taking account of both equity and interest rate risk. We achieve analytic valuation formulae and examine how the liability evolves over time. Comparative statistics are carried out to show the relevance of some key parameters in defining the hybrid pension plans, particularly the indicator of hybridity and the equity allocation in the pension fund's investment policy.

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  • Dirk Broeders & An Chen & David Rijsbergen, 2013. "Valuation of liabilities in hybrid pension plans," Applied Financial Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 23(15), pages 1215-1229, August.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:apfiec:v:23:y:2013:i:15:p:1215-1229
    DOI: 10.1080/09603107.2013.788778
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    1. Platanakis, Emmanouil & Sutcliffe, Charles, 2016. "Pension scheme redesign and wealth redistribution between the members and sponsor: The USS rule change in October 2011," Insurance: Mathematics and Economics, Elsevier, vol. 69(C), pages 14-28.
    2. Dirk Broeders & An Chen & Birgit Koos, 2014. "Utility-equivalence of pension security mechanisms," DNB Working Papers 414, Netherlands Central Bank, Research Department.

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    JEL classification:

    • G12 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Asset Pricing; Trading Volume; Bond Interest Rates
    • G13 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Contingent Pricing; Futures Pricing
    • G23 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Non-bank Financial Institutions; Financial Instruments; Institutional Investors

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