publication . Book . 2013

Good Practice Principles in Modelling Defined Contribution Pension Plans

Dowd, K.; Blake, D.;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Sep 2013
  • Publisher: Pensions Institute
  • Country: United Kingdom
We establish 16 good practice principles in modelling defined contribution pension plans. These principles cover the following issues: model specification and calibration; modelling quantifiable uncertainty; modelling member choices; modelling member characteristics, such as occupation and gender; modelling plan charges; modelling longevity risk; modelling the post-retirement period; integrating the pre and post-retirement periods; modelling additional sources of income, such as the state pension and equity release; modelling extraneous factors, such as unemployment risk, activity rates, taxes and entitlements; scenario analysis and stress testing; periodic upda...
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