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Valuation of pension liabilities in incomplete markets

This paper discusses the valuation of wage-indexed pension fund liabilities. Valuation by replication with market instruments is typically not possible as there are no wage-indexed assets. This paper discusses several methods to find a value in such incomplete markets and advocates utility-based valuation. This approach implies a simple adjustment on the discount factor that can be used to calculate the value of wage indexed liabilities.

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Paper provided by Netherlands Central Bank, Research Department in its series DNB Working Papers with number 067.

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Date of creation: Dec 2005
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Handle: RePEc:dnb:dnbwpp:067
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