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Capital structure choices, pension fund allocation decisions and the rational pricing of liability streams

Journal of Pension Economics & Finance, Volume 21, Issue 3 , July 2022, pp. 425 - 445

This paper introduce ...

Author(s) :

Lionel Martellini, Vincent Milhau

Summary :

Journal of Pension Economics & Finance, Volume 21, Issue 3 , July 2022, pp. 425 - 445

This paper introduces an integrated asset-liability management model that allows for the joint quantitative analysis of capital structure choices, pension fund allocation decisions and rational pricing of liabilities. We confirm that capital structure decisions have a substantial impact on the value of pension claims, and we provide a quantitative assessment of the mispricing induced by the use of an arbitrary regulatory discount rate. We also present a quantitative assessment of the asset substitution effect implied by a change in the pension fund allocation to risky assets taking place after the corporate and pension obligation claims have been issued.

Type : Academic Publication
Date : 13/06/2022