Journal of Risk

The price of pension risks

S. G. (Fieke) Van der Lecq, Adri W.I.M. Van der Wurff


The number of employees in the Netherlands who have to rely on defined contribution pension schemes has increased considerably in recent years. Simulations show that the risks inherent in these new contracts are significant. Employees bear these higher risks without being aware of this. Our simulations indicate that the pension premium should more than double in order to provide them with adequate compensation for the higher risk.

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