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Research workshop: Household Portfolios and Retirement Saving over the Life Cycle

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Professor Jonathan A. Parker will make a presentation of the main findings of two recent papers on:

In these papers, Professor Parker and his co-authors analysed:

  • The evolution in the share of investable wealth held in equities by middle-class investors in the United States, in recent years and during their working lives
  • The evolution of retirement contribution rates over the life-cycle
  • The impact of the development and regulation of target date funds (TDFs) on portfolio behaviour
  • The rebalancing strategies of TDFs between stocks and bonds and its impact on the prices of stocks
Jonathan Parker
Jonathan A. Parker
Robert C. Merton (1970) Professor of Finance
MIT’s Sloan School of Management
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