Abstract for: Modeling asset and liability dynamics for pension funds defined benefit plans

This article describes the results of a research in Information Science field that aimed to verify how System Dynamics could be applied to manage, in a systemic perspective, the information of risk factors in Pension Fundís assets and liabilities management (ALM) processes. Delphi technique was used to get data and to identify risk factors with two financial managers and actuaries from 20 Brazilian Pension Funds. By system dynamics, system thinking and agent based modelling techniques it was possible to represent factors cause and effect relations in order to get a function of their expenses and the actual and future payments of the retirements. The conclusions propose a methodology combining these three approaches and show some particularities and benefits of system dynamics to model financial and actuarial assumptions in such organizations and in Information Science research.