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Institutional and individual investors: Saving for old age


Ongena, Steven; Zalewska, Ania (2018). Institutional and individual investors: Saving for old age. Journal of Banking and Finance, 92:257-268.

Abstract

This paper brings together the academic literature on individual and institutional investors in order to understand the nature of difficulties faced by them and set the background for the Special Issue. This introductory article and the papers in the Special Issue contribute to the debate on how to support individuals in their savings commitments and investment decision-making and whether and how institutional investors have fulfilled their role in supporting the development of the funded pension industry. There are three main conclusions: (i) individual investors are not ready for the role that has been assigned to them in the pension industry, (ii) institutional investors are a long way short of establishing healthy relational contracts and trustworthy relationships with their clients, and (iii) more effective regulation may be needed.

Abstract

This paper brings together the academic literature on individual and institutional investors in order to understand the nature of difficulties faced by them and set the background for the Special Issue. This introductory article and the papers in the Special Issue contribute to the debate on how to support individuals in their savings commitments and investment decision-making and whether and how institutional investors have fulfilled their role in supporting the development of the funded pension industry. There are three main conclusions: (i) individual investors are not ready for the role that has been assigned to them in the pension industry, (ii) institutional investors are a long way short of establishing healthy relational contracts and trustworthy relationships with their clients, and (iii) more effective regulation may be needed.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:03 Faculty of Economics > Department of Banking and Finance
Dewey Decimal Classification:330 Economics
Language:English
Date:1 July 2018
Deposited On:12 Sep 2018 14:21
Last Modified:24 Sep 2019 23:36
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:0378-4266
OA Status:Closed
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbankfin.2017.10.012
Related URLs:http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378426617302583 (Publisher)
Other Identification Number:merlin-id:15352

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