Asset Allocation Considerations for Pension Insurance Funds

Theoretical Analysis and Empirical Evidence

  • Christian Hertrich

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXX
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  7. Back Matter
    Pages 329-382

About this book


Pension Insurance Funds are the largest external occupational pension plan in Germany. Occupational pension schemes are expected to play a more relevant role in the future as a substitute for the statutory pension system. Christian Hertrich analyses in this context the suitability of Social Responsible Investments (SRI) as well as Alternative Investments for the strategic asset allocation of Pension Insurance Funds within the prevailing regulation as well as supervisory framework in Germany. The author completes his empirical analysis by simulating alternative investment models that do not adhere to existing regulation. Using advanced econometric models and simulation techniques, the author is able to replicate different asset allocation strategies that in combination with the calculation of adequate risk-return parameters offer valuable conclusions for researchers and practitioners.



·         Pension Insurance Funds

·         SRI

·         Alternative Investments

·         Econometrics

·         Asset Allocation Models


Target Groups

·         Researchers and students in the field of Portfolio Management, Financial Econometrics, SRI, Alternative Investments, Occupational Pension Systems

·         Practitioners involved in the asset allocation of pension funds


About the Author

Dr. Christian Hertrich obtained his doctorate degree at the Department of Corporate Finance of the University of Stuttgart (Germany).



Altersvorsorge Geldanlagen Pensionskasse Portfolio Management

Authors and affiliations

  • Christian Hertrich
    • 1
  1. 1.Fachbereich BWLUniversität StuttgartStuttgartGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer Gabler, Wiesbaden
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-658-02166-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-658-02167-2
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