Asset-backed securities are an under-utilised market for many pension funds but TwentyFour Asset Management partner Ben Hayward outlines what to look out for.
Andrew Jackson looks at how pension funds can use investment grade structured credit to enhance fixed income portfolios
DB schemes are juggling the need to have sufficient cash to pay out pensions while still generating returns. Helen Morrissey asks if liquidity ladders are the answer
The European Commission has laid out options for a capital markets union (CMU) it hopes will encourage schemes to invest in small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and infrastructure.
Loan notes are becoming popular in asset-backed funding as pension schemes and sponsors increasingly use special purpose vehicles (SPVs) to reduce scheme deficits, lawyers say.
Whitbread has increased the value of its asset-backed funding arrangement with its pension scheme to continue tackling its deficit, its latest results show.
Companies are bypassing banks and going straight to investors to borrow money, Legal & General Investment Management says.
European asset-backed securities offer pension funds attractive risk and return compared with corporate bonds, providing security and a significant yield increase over the longer term, industry experts say.
Sections of the mortgage-backed debt market now offer better risk returns than credit, asset managers say.
GLOBAL - Pension funds are slowly but steadily returning to the asset backed securities (ABS) market while worthwhile opportunities are becoming more difficult to grab, experts said.