Riester Pensions

Impact of the Financial Crisis on Private Old-Age Provision

Mannheim, 2009. The big losses of some investments during the financial crisis have roused a lively debate over risks related to privately funded old-age provisions and estimations con-cerning the losses of returns. Axel Börsch-Supan, Martin Gasche and Michael Ziegelmeyer investigate the effects of the financial crisis on private old-age provision and who is strongly affected. Their conclusion: Privately funded old-age provision is much less affected by the financial crisis in Germany than generally argued. more

Financial literacy and private old-age provision

Mannheim, 2009. Private old-age provision is growing increasingly important in times of demographic change and mounting strains on the public pension system. For many individuals in Germany the “need” to save for old-age in addition to the state pension is new and households seem to face difficulties saving for old age due to the high complexity and the large variety of old-age savings contracts. Therefore, it is important to evaluate who saves and who does not and whether this decision is related to financial knowledge of individuals. more

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