Title
Return distributions of equity-linked retirement plans under jump and interest rate risk Return distributions of equity-linked retirement plans under jump and interest rate risk
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Sciences. Mathematics and Computer Science
Publication type
article
Publication
Heidelberg :Springer ,
Subject
Economics
Mathematics
Source (journal)
European actuarial journal. - Heidelberg, 2011, currens
Volume/pages
3(2013) :1 , p. 203-228
ISSN
2190-9733
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Full text (Publishers DOI)
Abstract
We consider a savings plan, where the paid capital is guaranteed at time of retirement, in the German market available as Riester-Rente and supported by federal cash payments and tax benefits. We generalize several capital guarantee mechanisms to payment plans and compare their distribution: the return distribution of a classical insurance strategy with investments in the actuarial reserve fund, a CPPI strategy, and a Stop loss strategy, in optimistic, standard and pessimistic market scenarios. To model the distribution we use a jump diffusion process parameterized to resemble the MSCI World index for the stock investment and a Hull-White Extended Vasicek process, calibrated to the euro zero-bond curve, for the risk free investment. We also analyze how fee structures and gap risk affect the performance of these savings plans. Additionally, we present a very simple parameter estimation method for this kind of simulation studies.
E-info
https://repository.uantwerpen.be/docman/iruaauth/618862/b2c64f143d7.pdf