Cotter, John and Blake, David and Dowd, Kevin (2006): Financial Risks and the Pension Protection Fund: Can it Survive Them?
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This paper discusses the financial risks faced by the UK Pension Protection Fund (PPF) and what, if anything, it can do about them. It draws lessons from the regulatory regimes under which other financial institutions, such as banks and insurance companies, operate and asks why pension funds are treated differently. It also reviews the experience with other government-sponsored insurance schemes, such as the US Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, upon which the PPF is modelled. We conclude that the PPF will live under the permanent risk of insolvency as a consequence of the moral hazard, adverse selection, and, especially, systemic risks that it faces.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Institution:||University College Dublin|
|Original Title:||Financial Risks and the Pension Protection Fund: Can it Survive Them?|
|Subjects:||G - Financial Economics > G2 - Financial Institutions and Services > G23 - Non-bank Financial Institutions; Financial Instruments; Institutional Investors
G - Financial Economics > G0 - General
|Depositing User:||John Cotter|
|Date Deposited:||12. Jun 2007|
|Last Modified:||20. Feb 2013 03:09|
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