Does Bonus Deferral Reduce Risk Taking?

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Dietmar Leisen

Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz - Department of Banking

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Date Written: July 23, 2014

Abstract

We characterize continuous-time risk taking and show that the introduction of deferral increases risk taking at any time when the realized asset value is large or small. For realized asset values in-between we derive the parameterizations of deferral for which risk taking decreases and discuss trade-offs in setting the deferral parameters.

Keywords: bonus, risk, risk aversion, deferral ratio

JEL Classification: G28, G38

Suggested Citation

Leisen, Dietmar P. J., Does Bonus Deferral Reduce Risk Taking? (July 23, 2014). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1662555 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1662555

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