IDEAS home Printed from https://ideas.repec.org/p/ctl/louvir/2003004.html
   My bibliography  Save this paper

Optimal asset allocation for pension funds under mortality risk during the accumulation and decumulation phases

Author

Listed:
  • Paolo, BATTOCCHIO

    (UNIVERSITE CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN, Institut de Recherches Economiques et Sociales (IRES))

  • Francesco, MENONCIN

    (UNIVERSITE CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN, Institut de Recherches Economiques et Sociales (IRES))

  • Olivier, SCAILLET

    (HEC Geneve and FAME - Geneve)

Abstract

In a financial market with one riskless asset and n risky assets following geometric Brownian motions, we solve the problem of a pension fund maximizing the expected CRRA utility of its terminal wealth. By considering a stochastic death time for a subscriber, we solve a unique problem for bot accumulation and decumulation phases. We show that the optimal asset allocation during these two phases must be different. In particular, during the first phase, the risky investment should increase through time because of closeness of death time. Our findings also suggest that it is not optimal to manage the two phases separately.

Suggested Citation

  • Paolo, BATTOCCHIO & Francesco, MENONCIN & Olivier, SCAILLET, 2003. "Optimal asset allocation for pension funds under mortality risk during the accumulation and decumulation phases," Discussion Papers (IRES - Institut de Recherches Economiques et Sociales) 2003004, Université catholique de Louvain, Institut de Recherches Economiques et Sociales (IRES).
  • Handle: RePEc:ctl:louvir:2003004
    as

    Download full text from publisher

    File URL: http://sites.uclouvain.be/econ/DP/IRES/2003-4.pdf
    Download Restriction: no

    Other versions of this item:

    References listed on IDEAS

    as
    1. Merton, Robert C., 1971. "Optimum consumption and portfolio rules in a continuous-time model," Journal of Economic Theory, Elsevier, vol. 3(4), pages 373-413, December.
    2. Charupat, Narat & Milevsky, Moshe A., 2002. "Optimal asset allocation in life annuities: a note," Insurance: Mathematics and Economics, Elsevier, vol. 30(2), pages 199-209, April.
    3. Josa-Fombellida, Ricardo & Rincon-Zapatero, Juan Pablo, 2001. "Minimization of risks in pension funding by means of contributions and portfolio selection," Insurance: Mathematics and Economics, Elsevier, vol. 29(1), pages 35-45, August.
    4. Menoncin, Francesco, 2002. "Optimal portfolio and background risk: an exact and an approximated solution," Insurance: Mathematics and Economics, Elsevier, vol. 31(2), pages 249-265, October.
    5. Paolo BATTOCCHIO & Francesco MENONCIN, 2002. "Optimal Pension Management under Stochastic Interest Rates, Wages, and Inflation," Discussion Papers (IRES - Institut de Recherches Economiques et Sociales) 2002021, Université catholique de Louvain, Institut de Recherches Economiques et Sociales (IRES).
    Full references (including those not matched with items on IDEAS)

    Citations

    Citations are extracted by the CitEc Project, subscribe to its RSS feed for this item.
    as


    Cited by:

    1. Ayşegül İşcanog̃lu-Çekiç, 2016. "An Optimal Turkish Private Pension Plan with a Guarantee Feature," Risks, MDPI, Open Access Journal, vol. 4(3), pages 1-12, June.
    2. Josa-Fombellida, Ricardo & Rincón-Zapatero, Juan Pablo, 2012. "Stochastic pension funding when the benefit and the risky asset follow jump diffusion processes," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 220(2), pages 404-413.
    3. repec:eee:insuma:v:76:y:2017:i:c:p:75-86 is not listed on IDEAS
    4. Menoncin, Francesco, 2005. "Cyclical risk exposure of pension funds: A theoretical framework," Insurance: Mathematics and Economics, Elsevier, vol. 36(3), pages 469-484, June.
    5. Ibhagui, Oyakhilome, 2016. "Optimal Asset Allocation of a Pension Fund: Does The Fear of Regret Matter?," MPRA Paper 75802, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    6. Katarzyna Romaniuk, 2007. "The optimal asset allocation of the main types of pension funds: a unified framework," The Geneva Papers on Risk and Insurance Theory, Springer;International Association for the Study of Insurance Economics (The Geneva Association), vol. 32(2), pages 113-128, December.
    7. Marina Di Giacinto & Salvatore Federico & Fausto Gozzi, 2011. "Pension funds with a minimum guarantee: a stochastic control approach," Finance and Stochastics, Springer, vol. 15(2), pages 297-342, June.
    8. repec:ksp:journ5:v:4:y:2017:i:2:p:130-159 is not listed on IDEAS
    9. Moshe A. Milevsky & Virginia R. Young, 2015. "Annuitization and asset allocation," Papers 1506.05990, arXiv.org.
    10. Francesco Menoncin & Luca Regis, 2015. "Longevity assets and pre-retirement consumption/portfolio decisions," Working Papers 2/2015, IMT Institute for Advanced Studies Lucca, revised May 2015.
    11. Luciano, Elisa & Regis, Luca, 2014. "Efficient versus inefficient hedging strategies in the presence of financial and longevity (value at) risk," Insurance: Mathematics and Economics, Elsevier, vol. 55(C), pages 68-77.
    12. Francesco Menoncin & Olivier Scaillet, 2003. "Mortality Risk and Real Optimal Asset Allocation for Pension Funds," FAME Research Paper Series rp101, International Center for Financial Asset Management and Engineering.
    13. repec:ksp:journ5:v:4:y:2017:i:3:p:402-403 is not listed on IDEAS

    More about this item

    Keywords

    pension funds; mortality risk; asset allocation;

    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

    NEP fields

    This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:

    Statistics

    Access and download statistics

    Corrections

    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:ctl:louvir:2003004. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Virginie LEBLANC). General contact details of provider: http://edirc.repec.org/data/iruclbe.html .

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    If CitEc recognized a reference but did not link an item in RePEc to it, you can help with this form .

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis . RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.