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Innovative Approaches to Managing Longevity Risk in Asia: Lessons from the West

dc.contributor.authorAmlan Roy
dc.date.accessioned2015-01-24T13:12:10Z
dc.date.available2015-01-24T13:12:10Z
dc.date.issued2012-04-13
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11540/1117
dc.description.abstractThis paper discusses what is longevity risk, why it is important, approaches used by the West to manage longevity risk and what lessons can be learnt by Asian countries from the experiences of the West. Increasing and uncertain longevity has emerged as a key risk affecting individuals, pension plans, insurers and governments in both the developed and emerging world. I discuss progress in the field of longevity modelling and the merits as well as drawbacks of these models. In Western countries, attempts have been made by capital market and governments to deal with longevity risk, but the availability of solutions remain limited. Further developments should focus on creating a set of instruments that are effective, economically affordable, and transparently priced. It is important to understand, measure, and manage longevity risk. Moreover, further pension reforms are needed to address the root of the problem. For Asian countries, the experience of the West provides ample guidance in formulating their pension plans and promoting capital market developments to avoid the same predicament the West is now struggling with. Simple cost-effective solutions linking retirement ages to longevity, efficiently engaging women and older workers in the work force for longer, education and technology driven flexible work practices, along with preventing productive human capital outflows ought to be considered seriously in Asia.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherAsian Development Bank Institute
dc.rightsCC BY-NC-ND 3.0 IGO
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/igo/
dc.titleInnovative Approaches to Managing Longevity Risk in Asia: Lessons from the West
dc.typeWorking Papers
dc.subject.expertPublic Financial Management
dc.subject.expertFinancial System
dc.subject.expertFinancial Statistics
dc.subject.adbPension Funds
dc.subject.adbMutual Funds
dc.subject.adbSocial Equity
dc.subject.adbFinancial Aspects
dc.subject.adbFiscal Policy
dc.subject.naturalPension plans
dc.subject.naturalIndividual retirement accounts
dc.subject.naturalEmployee pension trusts
dc.subject.naturalInvestment management
dc.subject.naturalInvestments
dc.title.seriesADBI Working Paper Series
dc.title.volumeNo. 353
dc.contributor.imprintAsian Development Bank Institute
oar.themeFinance
oar.adminregionAsia and the Pacific Region
oar.countryBangladesh
oar.countryBhutan
oar.countryIndia
oar.countryMaldives
oar.countryNepal
oar.countrySri Lanka
oar.countryBrunei Darussalam
oar.countryCambodia
oar.countryIndonesia
oar.countryLao People's Democratic Republic
oar.countryMalaysia
oar.countryMyanmar
oar.countryPhilippines
oar.countrySingapore
oar.countryThailand
oar.countryViet Nam
oar.countryCook Islands
oar.countryFiji
oar.countryKiribati
oar.countryMarshall Islands
oar.countryMicronesia, Federated States of
oar.countryNauru
oar.countryPalau
oar.countryPapua New Guinea
oar.countrySamoa
oar.countrySolomon Islands
oar.countryTimor-Leste
oar.countryTonga
oar.countryTuvalu
oar.countryVanuatu
oar.countryAfghanistan
oar.countryArmenia
oar.countryAzerbaijan
oar.countryGeorgia
oar.countryKazakhstan
oar.countryKyrgyz Republic
oar.countryPakistan
oar.countryTajikistan
oar.countryTurkmenistan
oar.countryUzbekistan
oar.countryChina, People’s Republic of
oar.countryHong Kong, China
oar.countryChina, People’s Republic of
oar.countryRepublic of Korea
oar.countryMongolia
oar.countryTaipei,China
oar.dep.sourceADBI
oar.identifierOAR-002327
oar.authorRoy, Amlan
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