Lifetime Financial Advice: Human Capital, Asset Allocation, and Insurance

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In determining asset allocation, individuals must consider more than the risk–return trade-off of financial assets. They must take into account human capital and mortality risk in the earlier life-cycle stages and longevity risk in the later life-cycle stages. The authors show how to integrate these factors into individual investors’ asset allocations through a systematic joint analysis of the life insurance a family needs to protect human capital and how to allocate the family’s financial capital. The proposed life-cycle model then addresses the transition from the accumulation to the saving phases—in particular, the role (if any) of immediate payout annuities.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherCFA Research Foundation Books
Number of pages95
VolumeVolume 2007 Issue 1
ISBN (Print)978-0-943205-94-6
Publication statusPublished - 2 Apr 2007


  • Private Wealth Management
  • Asset allocation
  • human capital
  • Life Insurance


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