Managing Reputational Risk in the Decumulation Phase of a Pension Fund

M. Carmen Boado-Penas, Leonie V. Brinker, Julia Eisenberg, Ralf Korn

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In this paper, we suggest strategies for a pension provider to avoid a loss of reputation due to possible pension reductions in the decumulation phase. In different settings, we determine optimal actions to keep the pension plan solvent, i.e. value of the assets always above the net present value of the pension liabilities. With this in mind, we solve suitable singular control problems. We show that, in expectation, the pension provider can cover the costs of the optimal action via sharing bonus payments with the policyholders.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)52-68
Number of pages17
JournalInsurance: Mathematics and Economics
Early online date16 Jan 2023
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2023


  • Collective Investment
  • Pensions
  • Reputational risk
  • Retirement phase
  • Risk
  • Stochastic control

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistics and Probability
  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Statistics, Probability and Uncertainty


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