FRANCE - Dutch regulations are "killing" pension funds by using a discount rate that forces them to de-risk, said Anton van Nunen, director of Van Nunen & Partners.
Pension funds in the Netherlands use the interbank swap yield curve to discount pensions, a requirement that does not accurately reflect the amount of risk pension funds take to ensure higher returns,...
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.