Byrne, A. and Blake, D. and Cairns, A. and Dowd, K. (2007) Default funds in U.K. defined-contribution plans. Financial Analysts Journal, 63 (4). pp. 40-51. ISSN 0015-198XFull text not available in this repository. (Request a copy from the Strathclyde author)
Most defined-contribution (DC) pension plans give members a degree of choice as to the investment strategy for their contributions. For members unable or unwilling to choose their own investment strategies, many plans also offer a default fund. This article analyzes the U.K. "stakeholder" DC plans, which must by law offer a default fund. The default funds are typically risky but vary substantially among the providers in their strategic asset allocation and in their use of life-cycle plans that reduce risk as planned retirement approaches. A stochastic simulation model demonstrates that the differences can have a significant effect on the distribution of potential pension outcomes.
|Keywords:||pension plans, investment, Commerce, Finance, Economics and Econometrics, Accounting|
|Subjects:||Social Sciences > Commerce|
|Department:||Strathclyde Business School > Accounting and Finance|
|Depositing user:||Strathprints Administrator|
|Date Deposited:||14 Mar 2008|
|Last modified:||14 Oct 2016 02:09|