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1.

Innovative Models of Pension Fund Governance in the Context of the Global Financial Crisis

Watson Wyatt Technical Paper No. 1359057
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 14 Mar 2009
Working Paper Series
Oxford University - Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment and Willis Towers Watson
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2.

BRIC & MENA Countries: The Emergence of M&A Opportunities

Towers Watson Technical Paper No. 1411749
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 29 May 2009
Working Paper Series
Willis Towers Watson
Downloads 472
3.

Actuarial Economics

Watson Wyatt Technical Paper No. 2006-2
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 31 Mar 2006
Working Paper Series
Willis Towers Watson - Reigate (Surrey Office) and University of New South Wales (UNSW) - Australian School of Business, School of Economics
Downloads 465
4.

Allocations to Sustainable Investing

Towers Watson Technical Paper No. 1656955
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 11 Aug 2010
Working Paper Series
Willis Towers Watson
Downloads 432
5.

Pensions: Corporate Finance and Capital Markets

Watson Wyatt Technical Paper No. 2005-5
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 20 Mar 2006
Working Paper Series
Willis Towers Watson - Reigate (Surrey Office) and Towers Watson
Downloads 404
6.

Option Pricing and Hedging Bounds in Incomplete Markets

Journal of Derivatives & Hedge Funds, Vol. 14, No. 2, pp. 78-89, August 2008
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 06 Sep 2007 Last Revised: 29 Jan 2009
Working Paper Series
affiliation not provided to SSRN
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Optimizing the Equity-Bond-Annuity Portfolio in Retirement: The Impact of Uncertain Health Expenses

Insurance: Mathematics and Economics, 2009
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 20 Dec 2007 Last Revised: 28 Sep 2009
Working Paper Series
Northern Trust Asset Management and Towers Watson
Downloads 375
8.

India's Skilled Labor Supply: Myth or Reality?

Towers Watson Technical Paper No. IND8009
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 02 Sep 2008
Working Paper Series
Willis Towers Watson
Downloads 368
9.

Corporate Pension Funding and Credit Spreads

Financial Analysts Journal, Vol. 63, No. 5, 2007, Watson Wyatt Technical Paper No. 2005-8
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 31 Mar 2006
Accepted Paper Series
Morley Fund Management, Ltd. (UK)
Downloads 312
10.

Workforce Planning for a Global Automotive Economy

Watson Wyatt Technical Paper No. 2006-RR-1
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 01 Aug 2006
Working Paper Series
Watson Wyatt Worldwide
Downloads 290
11.

Cointegration and the Relationship Between Pension Liabilities and Asset Prices

Watson Wyatt Technical Paper No. 2003-TR-06
Number of pages: 68 Posted: 10 May 2006
Working Paper Series
Morley Fund Management, Ltd. (UK)
Downloads 280
12.

Does Freezing a Defined-Benefit Pension Plan Increase Company Value? Empirical Evidence

Financial Analysts Journal, Vol. 65, No.4, pp. 47-59, July/August 2009
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 22 Jan 2009 Last Revised: 29 Sep 2009
Accepted Paper Series
Willis Towers Watson, Northern Trust Asset Management and Towers Watson
Downloads 280
13.

Sustainable Investing Practice: Simplified Complexity

Towers Watson Technical Paper No. 1656988
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 11 Aug 2010
Working Paper Series
Willis Towers Watson
Downloads 280
14.

Pricing Liquidity Risk and Cost in the Stock Market: How Different Was the Financial Crisis?

Towers Watson Technical Paper No. 1632969
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 30 Jun 2010
Working Paper Series
Willis Towers Watson and Willis Towers Watson
Downloads 277
15.

Evaluating an Investment Manager in an Uncertain World

Towers Watson Technical Paper No. 2101771
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 06 Jul 2012
Working Paper Series
Towers Watson
Downloads 242
16.

Who Would Buy an Annuity? An Empirical Investigation

Watson Wyatt Technical Paper No. 2004-4
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 16 May 2006
Working Paper Series
Towers Watson and Willis Towers Watson
Downloads 241
17.

Pension Adequacy: The Challenge for Defined Contribution Pension Plans

Towers Watson Technical Paper Series No. 1924444
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 10 Sep 2011 Last Revised: 05 Oct 2011
Working Paper Series
Towers Watson
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18.

The Early Retirement Burden: Assessing the Costs of the Continued Prevalence of Early Retirement in OECD Countries

IZA Discussion Paper No. 816, Watson Wyatt Technical Paper No. 2003-8
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 21 Aug 2003
Working Paper Series
University of Reykjavik and Willis Towers Watson - Reigate (Surrey Office)
Downloads 230
19.

Default Investment Options in Defined Contribution Plans: A Quantitative Comparison

Pensions: an International Journal, Vol. 13, No. 4, pp. 221-226, October 2008
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 14 Apr 2008 Last Revised: 29 Sep 2009
Accepted Paper Series
Northern Trust Asset Management and Towers Watson
Downloads 204
20.

Who Has What it Takes?: Determining the Main Constraints of Labor Markets in BRIC and Eastern Europe

Towers Watson Technical Paper No. 1103843
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 11 Mar 2008
Working Paper Series
Willis Towers Watson
Downloads 193
21.

Determinants in the Choice of Entry Mode for MNCs Going Offshore - The Hard Task of Getting Meaningful Results

Towers Watson Technical Paper No. 1398836
Number of pages: 70 Posted: 04 May 2009
Working Paper Series
Towers Watson
Downloads 192
22.

Insurance Markets in the Middle East and North Africa

Towers Watson Technical Paper
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 06 Sep 2010
Accepted Paper Series
Willis Towers Watson - Towers Watson United Kingdom (London)
Downloads 177
23.

How Do Australian Superannuation Trustees Perceive Their Role and Effectiveness?

Watson Wyatt Technical Paper No. 2006-3
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 15 May 2006
Working Paper Series
Willis Towers Watson - Reigate (Surrey Office), University of New South Wales (UNSW) - Australian School of Business, School of Economics, University of New South Wales - Centre for Pensions and Superannuation and Willis Towers Watson
Downloads 169
24.

Determining the Choice of Entry Mode of Multinationals: My 6 Million Regressions

Towers Watson Technical Paper No. 1445422
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 09 Aug 2009
Working Paper Series
Towers Watson
Downloads 166
25.

A Comparison of the Efficiency of Islamic and Conventional Insurers

Towers Watson Technical Paper No. 2100531
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 06 Aug 2013 Last Revised: 21 Aug 2013
Working Paper Series
Willis Towers Watson and Willis Towers Watson - Towers Watson United Kingdom (London)
Downloads 163
26.

The Effect of Pensions on Job Mobility: Empirical Evidence for the UK

Towers Watson Technical Paper No. 1103825
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 11 Mar 2008
Working Paper Series
Willis Towers Watson
Downloads 160
27.

UK House Prices and RPI

Watson Wyatt Technical Paper No. 2003-13
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 10 Jul 2006
Working Paper Series
Morley Fund Management, Ltd. (UK)
Downloads 148
28.

A Model of the U.K. Equity Premium

Watson Wyatt Technical Paper No. 2002-TR-25
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 10 May 2006
Working Paper Series
Morley Fund Management, Ltd. (UK)
Downloads 135
29.

Ruin in Retirement: Running Out of Money in Drawdown Programs

Watson Wyatt Technical Paper No. 2002-TR-09
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 10 May 2006
Working Paper Series
Willis Towers Watson - Reigate (Surrey Office)
Downloads 133
30.

Are Spending Policies of European Foundations Sustainable?

Watson Wyatt Technical Paper No. 1032549
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 06 Mar 2008
Working Paper Series
Morley Fund Management, Ltd. (UK), Pension Corporation LLP and Legal & General Ltd
Downloads 132
31.

Effects of the Japanese Financial Crisis on Pensions

Towers Watson Technical Paper June 2009
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 05 Sep 2009 Last Revised: 08 Sep 2011
Working Paper Series
Willis Towers Watson
Downloads 129
32.

On Target: An Examination of CEO Stock Option Performance Hurdles

Watson Wyatt Technical Paper No. 2005-TR-6
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 17 May 2006
Working Paper Series
Willis Towers Watson - Reigate (Surrey Office) and University of Surrey
Downloads 127
33.

Are Performance Conditions on Executive Options Driven by Fundamentals?

Watson Wyatt Technical Paper No. 2005-6
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 05 Apr 2006
Working Paper Series
Willis Towers Watson - Reigate (Surrey Office) and University of Surrey - Department of Economics
Downloads 123
34.

Pension Risk: Do Employees Care?

Watson Wyatt Technical Paper No. 2006-TR-06
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 05 Oct 2006
Working Paper Series
Willis Towers Watson
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35.

Shaping Private Pensions: Analyzing the Link Between Social Security and Retirement Adequacy

Towers Watson Technical Paper No. 1424495
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 23 Jun 2009
Working Paper Series
Willis Towers Watson and Willis Towers Watson
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36.

Unemployment Accounts and Employment Incentives

IZA Discussion Paper No. 2105, Watson Wyatt Technical Paper No. 2006-TR-04
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 08 May 2006
Working Paper Series
Kiel Institute for the World Economy, Willis Towers Watson - Reigate (Surrey Office) and University of Kiel - Institute for World Economics (IfW)

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37.

Wealth Shock and Impact of Health on Risk Aversion and Savings

Towers Watson Technical Paper No. 07/07
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 29 Jan 2008
Working Paper Series
Willis Towers Watson
Downloads 121
38.

Are Risky Workers More Valuable to Firms?

Watson Wyatt Technical Paper No. 2006-1
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 20 Mar 2006
Working Paper Series
Willis Towers Watson - Reigate (Surrey Office) and University of Iceland
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39.

A Conceptual Framework for Retirement Products: Risk Sharing Arrangements Between Providers and Retirees

Watson Wyatt Technical Paper No. 2003-TR-18
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 17 May 2006
Working Paper Series
World Bank, Willis Towers Watson and International Monetary Fund (IMF)
Downloads 104
40.

Means Testing, Pensions and the Labour Market

Watson Wyatt Technical Paper No. 2004-PL-02
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 19 May 2006
Working Paper Series
Towers Watson, Willis Towers Watson - Reigate (Surrey Office) and Watson Wyatt Worldwide
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41.

What Drives FDI from Non-Traditional Sources? A Comparative Analysis of the Determinants of Bilateral FDI Flows

Towers Watson Technical Paper No. 2100529
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 05 Jul 2012
Working Paper Series
Towers Watson, University of Kiel and Ruhr-University Bochum
Downloads 98
42.

How Does the Market Value Healthcare Liabilities?

Towers Watson Technical Paper No. IND8013
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 20 Aug 2008
Working Paper Series
Willis Towers Watson and Willis Towers Watson
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43.

Health Accounts and Other Welfare Accounts

Watson Wyatt Technical Paper No. 2003-TR-12
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 17 May 2006
Working Paper Series
Willis Towers Watson - Reigate (Surrey Office), Swedish Research Institute of Trade (HUI), University of Kiel - Institute for World Economics (IfW) and Confederation of Swedish Enterprise
Downloads 94
44.

Mass Insurance: Next in Line for Product Innovation?

Towers Watson Technical Paper No. 2011-22238
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 21 Sep 2011
Working Paper Series
Towers Watson and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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45.

Mergers and Acquisitions HR Index

Towers Watson Technical Paper
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 23 Aug 2014
Working Paper Series
Willis Towers Watson, Willis Towers Watson and Willis Towers Watson - Towers Watson United Kingdom (London)
Downloads 92
46.

Systemic Importance of Insurance Companies – An Empirical Analysis

Willis Towers Watson Technical Paper 2741068
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 03 Mar 2016
Working Paper Series
Willis Towers Watson
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47.

An Estimate of End-of-Service Benefit Liabilities in the Gulf Cooperation Council

Towers Watson Technical Paper Series
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 29 Sep 2010
Working Paper Series
Willis Towers Watson - Towers Watson United Kingdom (London)
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48.

How does the Market Value Severance Liabilities? Lessons from Italy

Watson Wyatt Technical Paper No. 2003-TR-16
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 17 May 2006
Working Paper Series
Morley Fund Management, Ltd. (UK) and Willis Towers Watson - Reigate (Surrey Office)
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49.

Labour Supply of Older Workers in the UK: Is There a Link with Pension Provisions?

Towers Watson Technical Paper No. 11/2007
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 21 Dec 2007
Working Paper Series
Willis Towers Watson
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50.

Local Talent Supply in the Gulf Cooperation Council: Focus on Saudi Arabia and the UAE

Towers Watson Technical Paper Series
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 27 Dec 2010
Working Paper Series
Willis Towers Watson - Towers Watson United Kingdom (London) and Willis Towers Watson
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