Investment Solutions has launched a monthly index for small to medium schemes in a bid to demonstrate movements in deficits and highlight when funds can lock in gains.
The multi-manager said the average funding level of small-to-medium schemes at the end of 2008 was 65pc - but noted the value of funds had declined by more than a fifth (21pc) over the course of the year,...
Schemes can tap into elevated illiquidity elements by incorporating global investment-grade credit into a liability driven investment (LDI) strategy, says Aon.
State Street Global Advisors has created a solution to help small to medium-sized defined benefit (DB) schemes access benefits typically only available for larger segregated mandates.
Predictions that LDI flows could peak as soon as 2021 have led to hopes of higher gilt yields. However, Stephanie Baxter finds there are many variables at play.
Schemes are becoming cashflow negative at a time they can ill-afford any drag on investment returns. Sorca Kelly-Scholte and Maria Ryan look at solutions to this Catch-22
Structural imbalances in the gilts market have worsened since the central bank's QE programme faced major setbacks. Supply is squeezed and prices are distorted, pushing down yields yet again. Stephanie Baxter asks if we should be worried.