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Liability valuation and optimal asset allocation

Inkmann, Joachim and Blake, David (2004) Liability valuation and optimal asset allocation. Financial Markets Group Discussion Papers (507). Financial Markets Group, The London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

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Current approaches to asset-liability management employ a sequence of distinct procedures to value liabilities and determine the asset allocation. First, a discount rate that is usually dic-tated by accounting standards is used to value liabilities. Second, the asset allocation is determined by maximizing some objective function in the surplus of assets over liabilities, taken as given the valuation of liabilities. We introduce a model that allows for the joint valuation of liabilities and the determination of the optimal asset allocation using discount rates that ap-propriately reflect default risk. We focus on the case of a defined benefit pension plan.

Item Type: Monograph (Discussion Paper)
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Additional Information: © 2004 The Authors
Divisions: Financial Markets Group
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HG Finance
H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
JEL classification: G - Financial Economics > G2 - Financial Institutions and Services > G28 - Government Policy and Regulation
G - Financial Economics > G1 - General Financial Markets > G11 - Portfolio Choice; Investment Decisions
G - Financial Economics > G2 - Financial Institutions and Services > G23 - Pension Funds; Other Private Financial Institutions
Date Deposited: 06 Aug 2009 11:02
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2023 22:58

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