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Managing Pension Fund Risk

August Baker, Dennis E. Logue, and Jack S. Rader

in Managing Pension and Retirement Plans: A Guide for Employers, Administrators, and Other Fiduciaries

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195165906
eISBN:
9780199835508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019516590X.003.0016
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter discusses the basics of risk management, the major risks a pension fund faces, and how these risks may be managed. The principles of hedging and return enhancement are explained, and the ... More


Why Does It Matter? Allocating Risk and Reward Between Employer and Employee

Edward A. Zelinsky

in The Origins of the Ownership Society: How the Defined Contribution Paradigm Changed America

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195339352
eISBN:
9780199855407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195339352.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Employment Law

It is useful to divide retirement-related risks into three broad categories: investment risk, funding risk, and longevity risk. Investment risk is the risk that retirement resources will earn an ... More


Mitigating the Risks of Investing in Developing Countries: Currency-Related Guarantee Instruments for Infrastructure Projects

Inge Kaul and Pedro Conceiçāo

in The New Public Finance: Responding to Global Challenges

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195179972
eISBN:
9780199850709
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179972.003.0026
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

This chapter examines how public investment guarantees can facilitate infrastructure investment in developing countries, focusing on guarantee by multilateral and bilateral agencies to debt investors ... More


Breaking up the Bundle

Lee Anne Fennell

in The Unbounded Home: Property Values Beyond Property Lines

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300122442
eISBN:
9780300155020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300122442.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

This chapter shows how looking at the homeowner's entitlement bundle anew through the lens of property theory might point the way to a new, reduced-risk version of homeownership. The chapter argues ... More


Concluding remarks: Putting reconstruction on track

Graciana del Castillo

in Rebuilding War-Torn States: The Challenge of Post-Conflict Economic Reconstruction

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199237739
eISBN:
9780191717239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199237739.003.0017
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, International

The book concludes that because post-conflict economic reconstruction takes place amid the political, security, and social transitions it is fundamentally different from “development as usual”; that ... More


The Transition to Investment-Based Social Security When Portfolio Returns and Capital Profitability Are Uncertain

Martin Feldstein, Elena Ranguelova, and Andrew Samwick

in Risk Aspects of Investment-Based Social Security Reform

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226092553
eISBN:
9780226092560
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226092560.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

This chapter explores the transition from a pay-as-you-go system of social security pensions to an investment-based system in an economy in which portfolio returns and capital profitability are both ... More


Retirement Shares Plan: A New Model for Risk Sharing

Donald E. Fuerst

in Reimagining Pensions: The Next 40 Years

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198755449
eISBN:
9780191816673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198755449.003.0009
Subject:
Business and Management, Pensions and Pension Management

Investment risk and longevity risk are borne by the plan sponsor in a defined benefit plan or by the plan participant in a defined contribution plan. By contrast, a proposed new Retirement Shares ... More


What Is the Future of the Defined Contribution Paradigm?

Edward A. Zelinsky

in The Origins of the Ownership Society: How the Defined Contribution Paradigm Changed America

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195339352
eISBN:
9780199855407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195339352.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Employment Law

In the private sector, the expansion of the individual account paradigm will continue in the years ahead without significant controversy or impediment. In contrast, there will be increasing ... More


Fundamentals of Securitization

Andrew Davidson and Alexander Levin

in Mortgage Valuation Models: Embedded Options, Risk, and Uncertainty

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199998166
eISBN:
9780199363698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199998166.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter introduces the concept of securitization that aims at the separation of origination, servicing, and investing functions and then classifies types of investment risks (funding, interest ... More


Follow the money: who profits and how

Stuart Hodkinson

in Safe as houses: Private greed, political negligence and housing policy after Grenfell

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781526141866
eISBN:
9781526144713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526141866.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter turns to the bottom line of outsourced regeneration and self-regulation – the colossal financial riches made, following the money from government to the immediate companies and then ... More


Remaining Obstacles

Lester M. Salamon

in Leverage for Good: An Introduction to the New Frontiers of Philanthropy and Social Investment

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199376520
eISBN:
9780199377633
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199376520.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

For all its promise, the activity on the new frontiers of philanthropy faces significant headwinds. For one thing, it tends to advantage service programs over advocacy ones, which may divert ... More


Innovations to Foster Risk-Taking and Entrepreneurship

Robert J. Shiller

in Perspectives on the Performance of the Continental Economies

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015318
eISBN:
9780262295413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015318.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

This chapter argues that while cultural differences among countries affect entrepreneurship, there is evidence that these cultural differences may be overstated as determining the degree of ... More


Systemic action research in policy and politics

Danny Burns

in Systemic action research: A strategy for whole system change

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861347381
eISBN:
9781447303626
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861347381.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This chapter explores the implications of systematic action research in policy-making community. It argues that systematic action research is a process that could be embedded in the public sphere, ... More


Introduction

Harold James, Peter Borscheid, David Gugerli, and Tobias Straumann

in The Value of Risk: Swiss Re and the History of Reinsurance

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199689804
eISBN:
9780191769450
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199689804.003.0012
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History, Innovation

In the introduction to the history of Swiss Reinsurance Company Tobias Straumann describes the main challenges the company encountered throughout its 150 years of history. He lists underwriting and ... More


Blockchains and Risk Management Infrastructure of the Derivatives Industry

Petal P. Walker

in Cryptoassets: Legal, Regulatory, and Monetary Perspectives

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190077310
eISBN:
9780190077358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190077310.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

This chapter explores vectors necessary for tackling the integration issues posed by blockchain technologies in derivatives markets. It begins with an overview of a typical derivatives transaction ... More


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