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2010/1 (Vol. 31)


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Abstract

English

This paper investigates the investment behaviors of 44,649 employees working in a CAC 40 index listed company. The company savings plan offers its employees a choice among various asset categories generally listed by financial institutions. We first describe employees’ saving behaviors for each asset category offered within the company savings plan. We then focus on the individual determinants of employees’ participation in each asset category and the total amount invested in each asset category. We finally investigate the individual determinants of portfolio breadth in terms of number of funds selected and number of asset categories selected. We document extreme saving strategies such as high investment in company stocks. We find the existence of a positive association between the number of funds offered, and the number of funds chosen within the plan. Our results emphasize how several proxies of human capital are associated with company-based investment strategies.

Outline

  1. Introduction
  2. Methods
    1. Data source
    2. Measures
    3. Statistical analysis
  3. Results
    1. Objective 1
    2. Objective 2
    3. Objective 3
  4. Discussion
    1. Findings
    2. Limitations
    3. Implication for future research
  5. Conclusion

To cite this article

Nicolas Aubert, Thomas Rapp, “ Employee’s investment behaviors in a company based savings plan ”, Finance 1/2010 (Vol. 31) , p. 5-32
URL : www.cairn.info/revue-finance-2010-1-page-5.htm.

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