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Global Asset Return in Pension Funds: a dynamical risk analysis

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  • Sergio, Bianchi
  • Alessandro, Trudda

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The aim of the paper is to develop a technique for rebalancing pension fund portfolios in function of their pointwise level of risk. The performance of pension funds is often measured by their global asset returns because of the latter’s influence on periodic contributions and/or future benefits. However, in periods of market crisis attention is focused on the risk level given their social security (and not speculative) function. We describe the process of the global asset return by a multifractional Brownian motion using the function H(t) to detect high or low volatility phases. A procedure is carried out to balance the asset composition when the established local degree of risk is exceeded. The application is carried out on portfolios obtained in accordance with Italian regulations regarding investment limits.

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  • Sergio, Bianchi & Alessandro, Trudda, 2008. "Global Asset Return in Pension Funds: a dynamical risk analysis," MPRA Paper 12011, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 14 Jun 2008.
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    1. repec:eee:finlet:v:22:y:2017:i:c:p:20-29 is not listed on IDEAS
    2. M. Cadoni & R. Melis & A. Trudda, 2012. "Financial crisis: a new measure for risk of pension funds assets," Working Paper CRENoS 201231, Centre for North South Economic Research, University of Cagliari and Sassari, Sardinia.

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    Keywords

    Pension Funds; risk control; multifractional Brownian motion;

    JEL classification:

    • G11 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Portfolio Choice; Investment Decisions
    • G23 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Non-bank Financial Institutions; Financial Instruments; Institutional Investors
    • C22 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Time-Series Models; Dynamic Quantile Regressions; Dynamic Treatment Effect Models; Diffusion Processes

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