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.
This week's top stories included the Insolvency Service disqualifying four pension directors from running companies for a total of 21 years for their role in the businesses' mismanagement of member funds.
More of the smallest defined benefit (DB) schemes are hedging inflation and interest rate risk using liability-driven investment (LDI) strategies thanks to more accessible and affordable solutions, XPS Pensions Group says.
Funds that match and link credit with liability-driven investing (LDI) have been launched by BMO Global Asset Management in a bid to simplify the process of de-risking defined benefit (DB) schemes.
This week's top stories included IC Select's launch of a fiduciary management performance standard, and the High Court ruling that trustees can recover pension overpayments without a time limit.
Liability-driven investment's (LDI) dominance as a trend in UK defined benefit (DB) pension scheme investment will come to an end by 2021, according to research.
Head of investment strategy Ian Scott speaks to James Phillips about the fund's insourcing programme, how it manages risk exposure, and how claims impact its strategy.
BMO Global Asset Management is switching schemes invested in its historic range of passive liability-driven investment (LDI) funds to updated strategies.
Hedging appetite fell during the second quarter of this year as a lack of index-linked gilt supply continued to bite, BMO Global Asset Management has said.
The Serco Pension and Life Assurance Scheme has appointed BlackRock to run its £1.5bn liability-driven investing (LDI) portfolio after a competitive tender.
Jonathan Crowther and Sebastien Proffit say schemes need to prepare their portfolios to deal with increased cashflow requirements.
John Dickson has been appointed senior partner at Hymans Robertson.
TPT Retirement Solutions has appointed ex-Blackrock managing director Cliff Speed as chief investment officer (CIO).
An emphasis on matching liabilities means many schemes are not spending enough time on boosting returns according to Goldman Sachs Asset Management.
Some schemes are failing to concentrate on their growth portfolios to generate returns because they have become distracted by hedging, according to research.
The trustee of the Pilkington Superannuation Scheme has entered a £230m buy-in with the Pension Insurance Corporation (PIC).
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.
Schemes with leveraged liability driven investments (LDI) may have reduced their deficits following the Brexit vote.
While LDI has been a helpful risk management tool it must adapt to a world where yields have yet again fallen to record lows and prospects for growth assets have deteriorated. Stephanie Baxter reports
The amount of hedged defined benefit (DB) liabilities grew to £741bn by the end of 2015 according to KPMG.
Royal London Asset Management (RLAM) has hired Nick Woodward as head of liability driven investments (LDI).
Robin Ellison asks whether our approach to risk needs to change.
The Merchant Navy Officers Pension Fund has raised its funding level by 10% since 2012.
The £2.7bn Merchant Navy Officers Pension Fund (MNOPF) has improved its funding level to 79% after increasing its liability hedging ratio to 95% of assets.