Chapter

The Asset Allocation Decision

August Baker, Dennis E. Logue and Jack S. Rader

in Managing Pension and Retirement Plans

Published in print November 2004 | ISBN: 9780195165906
Published online July 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780199835508 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/019516590X.003.0007
 The Asset Allocation Decision

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A pension plan’s investment policy is put in place by allocating plan assets among available investment asset classes. This chapter discusses asset allocation in general, and presents aggregate data on how pension funds actually allocate assets. It then discusses the primary asset classes and their investment characteristics.

Keywords: pension plans; investment policy; asset allocation; pension funds

Chapter.  3773 words. 

Subjects: Financial Markets

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