Pension Funds: Retirement-Income Security and Capital Markets: An International Perspective

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General Index
Aaron's rule 35-6
accounting rules 101-2, 138-9
actuarial fairness 10, 19, 31, 35
adequacy of retirement income 18-20, 31-2, 93
administrative costs:
fund managers 153
pension funds 61, 130
social security 130
ageing of the population:
developing countries 246-7
OECD countries 42-4, 220
agency problems:
defined-benefit versus definedcontribution 235-6
equity finance 183-5
fund management 152, 155-6
theory of the firm 185-6
annuities:
market failures 9-10
and pension funds 8, 113-14, 148-9, 231-2
asset allocation 154, 274-5, 278-83
asset prices 221
asset regulation 93-105
asset returns 131-3
assets of funds, seeportfolio distributions
assets of persons, seewealth
asymmetric information 91-2, 183-5, 251
Australian pension funds:
fiscal treatment 86
performance 127-57
regulation 93-126
structure 71-3
author's views on main issues 265-70
backloading 16, 117, 119, 236-8
banks:
bank runs 172-3
difficulties caused by institutionalisation 173-4
and ERM crisis 294-5
relationship banking 176-8, 190-1, 199-200
benefits of international investment 150-2, 217-21
benefits paid:
pension funds 127-9
and regulation 105-20
social security 30, 40-3
boards of companies 190
bonds:
and investment strategies 20-3
portfolio holdings 132-7
book-reserve schemes 57, 85-7, 98-104
burden of social security 42-7
Canadian pension funds:
corporate governance 195
fiscal treatment 84-5
performance 127-57
regulation 93-126
structure 68-9
capital controls, seeexchange controls
capital flows 203-4, 208-9, 217-28
capital markets:
defined-benefit versus defined- contribution 240-3
and pension funds 24-5, 158-79
and social security 34
characteristics of pension funds 7, 142-4, 265-6
Chilean pension funds 250-3
company boards 190
competitiveness 42, 108
comprehensive income tax treatment 77-81
compulsory membership 108
consumption smoothing 219
contract view of labour market 18
contrasts with other financial institutions 7
contribution rates:
to pension funds 129-30, 148
to social security 40-2, 49-50
convergence plays 291-3
corporate finance:
balance sheets 180-3
defined-benefit versus defined- contribution 238-40
flow-of-funds 182
and pension funds 170-2, 180-202
perspective on funds 20-3
corporate governance:
paradigms of 183-91
and pension funds 177, 191-8
and short-termism 170-1
correlations of share prices 204-5, 211-12, 226
country-by-country analysis of funds, see developing countries; OECD countries
coverage 58, 60-75
covered interest parity 220
Crash of 1987166-7

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  • Title Page iii
  • Acknowledgements vi
  • Contents vii
  • List of Tables xi
  • Introduction 1
  • 1: An Overview of the Economic Issues 5
  • Glossary 298
  • General Index 329
  • Index of Names 334
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