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Overview: Developments in Risk Management for Retirement Security

Olivia S. Mitchell and Kent Smetters

in The Pension Challenge

Published in print November 2003 | ISBN: 9780199266913
Published online August 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780191601323 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199266913.003.0001
 Overview: Developments in Risk Management for Retirement Security

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This chapter discusses developments in managing risks in retirement plans. It begins with a brief analysis on why traditional defined benefit pension plans are being abandoned for defined contribution plans. It identifies key risks affecting both types of plans, and how these can be managed. An overview of the studies included in this volume is then presented.

Keywords: risk management; defined benefit pension plans; defined contribution plans; retirement security; income security

Chapter.  6310 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Financial Markets

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