The Integration of Insurance and Taxes in Corporate Pension Strategy

  • Author(s): JAMES L. BICKSLER, ANDREW H. CHEN
  • Published: Apr 30, 2012
  • Pages: 943-955
  • DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-6261.1985.tb05022.x

ABSTRACT

This paper examines the implications of the joint effects of insurance and taxes for the optimal corporate pension strategy. It is shown that neither the “mini‐max” nor the “maxi‐min” strategy advocated by previous authors is necessarily best in corporate pension management. In the presence of capital market imperfections, the analysis via a single‐period contingent‐claims model indicates that optimal corporate pension strategy in both asset‐allocation and funding decisions can be a noncorner interior solution.

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