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IN BRIEF

This edition looks at UK pension buy and maintain strategies, the globalisation of real estate holdings and the importance of timing when investing in a volatile, late cycle environment.

 

Caught our eye: UK pension buy and maintain strategies could bring demand pressure to sterling corporate bonds

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In an already tightly held market for sterling corporate bonds, even modest moves by UK pension funds to adopt buy and maintain strategies could create stiff competition for these assets.


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Buy and maintain credit – What can pension funds do differently from insurers, and should they?

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Pension funds don’t face the many constraints that make buy and maintain strategies so well-suited to insurers, and can make use of these freedoms when designing portfolios to meet the liability-aware investment needs of pension funds.


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Going global in pension real estate portfolios

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UK pension funds are moving to globalise their real estate holdings, taking advantage of increased diversification benefits and greater scale of investment opportunities.


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Late cycle investment: How much does the timing of a recession matter?

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UK pension plans concerned about how to invest in a volatile, late cycle environment may want to consider two practices: continue effective rebalancing and don’t postpone further duration hedging in anticipation of rising rates.


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