Covid-19 has demonstrated how crucial it is for pension schemes to enter into economic crises in a position to react to opportunities with short-term windows, says David Lloyd.
Panellists discuss alternative credit, ask how schemes can use it in their portfolios and explain the benefits of allocations to this asset class.
Brett S. Kozlowski, CFA, fixed income portfolio manager at Putnam Investments, explains the diversification advantages of securitised debt.
Altaf Kassam looks at how schemes can make their growth portfolio work harder
Credit markets face challenges but there are opportunities for schemes finds Lynn Strongin Dodds
Sorca Kelly-Scholte says schemes need to start looking at making changes to investment strategies as they become cashflow negative.
An emphasis on matching liabilities means many schemes are not spending enough time on boosting returns according to Goldman Sachs Asset Management.
As the £5.1bn Neuberger Berman High Yield Bond Fund approaches its 10-year anniversary, Thomas O'Reilly examines the current state of the asset class and explains why investors are witnessing an attractive pocket of opportunity in fallen angels.
Schemes should look to US floating rate loans, high yield and municipal bonds for higher returns in the flattened yield curve environment, according to Eaton Vance.
Pension schemes are being urged to brace themselves for more volatility in the fixed income markets next year and to expect smaller returns from government bonds.
High-yield bonds are an attractive investment proposition in a positive growth environment with the prospect of rising interest rates in 2015, according to Schroders.
Boris Johnson has called for the UK's public sector pension schemes to be pooled into one sovereign wealth fund so money can be invested into Britain's infrastructure.
Natasha Browne asks whether negative reaction to the outflow from US high yield was exaggerated
Lynne Strongin Dodds looks at the future for fixed income as spreads tighten
Although almost half of participants were unsure about this question, slightly more were in favour of dropping the distinction than not.
The Superannuation Arrangements of the University of London (SAUL) has hired Payden & Rygel (P&R) to run its £80m absolute return bond mandate as it continues to diversify away from equities.
Schemes are increasingly looking at fixed income assets such as high yield, Charlotte Moore finds
Investors piling into European high yield debt are ignoring declining yields and weakening outlook, S&P Capital IQ warns.
Mirabaud Asset Management has launched a global high yield bond fund.
Muzinich & Co has appointed Warren Hyland as emerging market corporate debt portfolio manager.
Phil Redding, managing director of institutional business development at Aviva Investors, makes the case for high-yield loans
Janus Capital has unveiled investment grade and high yield strategies investing in credit from around the world.
UK - Uncertainty surrounding a hung parliament will have a negative effect on scheme investments but could help reduce liabilities, independent consultant Ros Altmann said.
Uncertainty surrounding a hung parliament will have a negative effect on scheme investments but could help reduce liabilities, Ros Altmann says.