This course provides an introduction to the public pension systems, a
detailed analysis of pension economics and finance, and discusses the
future challenges faced by the pension systems in a political economic
contest. The course is worth 3 credits, and runs from November 5th to
December 17th. It is structured around regular lectures by professors
Francesco Franzoni (FF) and Vincenzo Galasso (VG), and guest lectures
by prominent experts in the field.
Economics of Pensions
- Corporate pensions
- Pensions, Aggregate Savings, and Economic Growth
- Pensions and Labor Market. Lump of Labor Fallacy
- Pension, Gender and Family
- Behavioral Pension Economics
- Pension Funding: PAYG vs. Fully Funded
- Politics of pension reforms under aging
- Portfolio Formation and Risk Diversification: review.
- The investment process; Governance of the firm; Stages in making
the asset allocation decision (data analysis, relevant drivers,
targets, etc.); Practical implementation of the asset allocation
decision (security selection, choice of
- counterparties, order execution); Performance Evaluation. Guest speaker
- CAPM, Beta, and Alpha.
- Active Portfolio Management.
- Case study in Duration Steering; Asset and Liability Management;
Impact of the evolution of the macroeconomic scenario on your
allocation (Sovereign debt crisis, Exchange rate fluctuations, etc.)
- Portfolio Performance Evaluation: Concluding remarks.
Final Symposium the Future of Pension Systems in Aging Societies
Speakers and panelists: Eric Breval (Swiss Pension Fund), Marco
Netzer (Swiss Pension Fund), Elsa Fornero (former Italian Labor