Addressing ESG risks has typically been easier in equities but there are many ways to do it in fixed income and LDI portfolios, writes Stephanie Baxter
After a decade of de-risking, there is still more to do, particularly for those schemes late to the hedging party, writes James Phillips.
Pension schemes increased their inflation hedging in the final quarter of 2020 as major issues were concluded in a “momentous geopolitical quarter”.
Three investment professionals tell Professional Pensions how the pandemic has impacted scheme portfolios, what opportunities may arise post-pandemic, and the key lessons for trustees
As more schemes look at building a CDI strategy amid the economic crisis, Sebastien Proffit looks at what to consider.
Pension schemes significantly heightened their interest rate and inflation risk hedging in the second quarter of the year, according to BMO Global Asset Management.
Sectoral diversification has shown its worth in this economic crisis, says Robert Scammell, but whether this is a ‘dead cat bounce’ is yet to be determined.
This week’s top stories included the Smurfit Kappa UK Pension Fund’s completion of a £1.2bn fiduciary and liability-driven investment deal with River and Mercantile, and figures showing pension transfer activity has dropped to its lowest level since 2014....
Key players in the Dock Workers Pension Fund tell James Phillips the tale of getting to endgame ahead of plan
Institutional investors are continuing to flounder after the FTSE 100 opened the week down 8.72%, crashing into technical bear market territory.
The Pensions Regulator (TPR) and Pension Protection Fund (PPF) will deliver keynote addresses at Professional Pensions’ Risk and Scheme Funding Forum next week.
Levels of inflation hedging remain strong despite there being no clarity on the outcomes of potential retail price index (RPI) reform, BMO Global Asset Management says.
The Schroders Retirement Benefits Scheme (SRBS) is allocating £800m of its defined benefit (DB) assets to its in-house cashflow driven investing (CDI) building blocks.
Over half of all UK defined benefit (DB) schemes have reduced their investment in equities over the last two years while diversifying into alternative growth assets, according to Aon.
A suite of liability driven investment (LDI) indices has been launched by STOXX and RiskFirst to aid trustees and consultants select, monitor and challenge managers.
Mitigating the impact of central clearing
After several years of trying to close its deficit the National Express Group Staff Pensions Plan decided to take a new approach. Helen Morrissey finds out more.
A new paper by Con Keating, head of research at Brighton Rock Group, called into question the validity of liability driven investing. But industry experts believe LDI, while not perfect, is one of the best solutions pension funds have. Iain Morse reports...
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Matthew Lamb of GAM discusses how to use modern techniques to keep generating positive bond returns.