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The European Pension Fund Industry Again Beset By Deficits

In 2003, the pension fund industry was severely affected by the steep fall in equity prices and the fall in interest rates. This fall and its consequences led to broad regulatory changes and spurre ...

Author(s) :

Samuel Sender

Summary :

In 2003, the pension fund industry was severely affected by the steep fall in equity prices and the fall in interest rates. This fall and its consequences led to broad regulatory changes and spurred work on asset and liability management theory and techniques. But it seems that these new regulations and techniques have not enabled the pension fund industry to weather the current return of the perfect storm? This study examines recent publications and looks into the reasons for the fall in funding ratios. 

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Type : Working paper
Date : 06/04/2009
Keywords :

Institutional Investment