Retirement-specific behavioral finance and derivation of benchmark behavior for FP actions

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This chapter represents the normative part of the study. It aims to derive benchmark behavior for FP actions based on an enhanced understanding of typical “normal”159 behavior. It builds on the fact that “people depart from rationality, but they do so in ways that can be predicted — and exploited.”160 To achieve this, findings related to “normal” behavior — as opposed to rational behavior — are introduced and illustrated based on three theories: the decision-making process, the behavioral life-cycle hypothesis and the behavioral portfolio theory.


Loss Aversion Pension Plan Asset Allocation Ambiguity Aversion Hindsight Bias 
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