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Determinants of equity pension plan flows

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  • Carmen Pilar Martí Ballester

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The aim of this study is to analyze investor response to different measures of pension plan performance. To do this, we implement a fixed effects panel data methodology corrected by heteroskedasticity, serial correlation and cross-sectional dependence, as proposed by Vogelsang (2012). The results obtained show that investors make their decision to invest in a specific pension plan depending on past returns and the type of management company administering the plan. On analyzing the flow-performance relationship for each type of management company we find that both types of companies can differ in the information provided to investors and in their marketing strategies and services for attracting clients.

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  • Carmen Pilar Martí Ballester, 2014. "Determinants of equity pension plan flows," Estudios de Economia, University of Chile, Department of Economics, vol. 41(1 Year 20), pages 125-148, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:udc:esteco:v:41:y:2014:i:1:p:125-148
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    Keywords

    Return; Jensen’s Alpha; investor behavior; pension plan flows; panel data models.;

    JEL classification:

    • C23 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Models with Panel Data; Spatio-temporal Models
    • G23 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Non-bank Financial Institutions; Financial Instruments; Institutional Investors

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