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Developing an annuity market in Europe

  • ISBN: 9781843764762
  • Editorial: Edward Elgal Publishing Limited
  • Lugar de la edición: Cheltenham. None
  • Encuadernación: Cartoné
  • Medidas: 24 cm
  • Nº Pág.: 296
  • Idiomas: Inglés

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Resumen

On the premise that pension provision in Europe will dramatically change over the next few decades, this book concentrates on the funded component of pension wealth, and specifically on annuities # financial products that, on the basis of actuarial equivalence, allow the conversion of wealth into a lifelong stream of income. Developing an Annuity Market in Europe provides an analysis of how longevity and return risks are dealt with, besides considering key features from both household and insurance company perspectives. It takes account of the fact that annuity markets are expected to attract much interest in future years given the prospective cuts in public pension expenditure. In order to fill the gap between shrinking pensions and desired retirement consumption, the authors argue, annuities must be well regulated and supplied with financially attractive products. These conditions hardly exist today: thin markets and scant interest prevail, information is incomplete and imperfect, products show significant disparities. The contributors to this book explore the causes of present malfunctioning and examine the changes that may give annuities a new and vital function, which, along with greater competition and greater regulation may significantly alter the present scene of pension finance. Contents: 1. Introduction 2. Annuities for an Ageing World 3. Issues in the Regulation of Annuities Markets 4. Annuity Risk: Volatility and Inflation Exposure in Payments from Immediate Life Annuities 5. Pension Annuitization and Social Security Claiming 6. Longevity Risk in Living Benefits 7. Guaranteed Annuity Conversion Options and their Valuation 8. The Behavior of UK Annuity Prices from 1972 to 2002 9. Private Annuities and Public Pensions in Germany 10. Mandated Annuities in Switzerland 11. The Market for Annuities in Italy: Reality or Chimera? Index Contributors: L. Ballotta, M. Borella, M. Bütler, E. Cannon, E.P. Davis, E. Fornero, S. Haberman, M.D. Hurd, E. Luciano, D. McCa

eds.Elsa Fornero,Elisa Luciano

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