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Risk Management Strategies Using Derivative Securities

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.003.0017
 Risk Management Strategies Using Derivative Securities

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This chapter describes the main types of derivatives used by pension funds to manage risk. It discusses the advantages and disadvantages of using derivatives to carry out various risk management strategies, and presents some hedging and return enhancement strategies that use derivatives. It explains how plan sponsors, administrators, trustees, managers, and other decision makers can decide when to use derivatives, how to choose from among the many alternatives available, and how to control their use.

Keywords: derivatives; risk management; pension funds; pension plans

Chapter.  9677 words. 

Subjects: Financial Markets

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