UK pension funds are moving to globalise their real estate holdings, taking advantage of increased diversification benefits and greater scale of investment opportunities.
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.
Caught our eye: UK pension buy and maintain strategies could bring demand pressure to sterling corporate bonds
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.
Many UK defined benefit (DB) pension funds are well along on their de-risking journey. What lies ahead now is relatively unexplored territory. Here we set out things to consider in building a runoff investment strategy.
We further discuss how institutional investors can protect their portfolios from late cycle headwinds and rising volatility so that they can be positioned for long-term success.
Using our 2019 Long-Term Capital Markets Assumptions and our estimate of the average current pension profile, we projected forward the buyout position of the average UK pension scheme.
We examine how negative cash flow impacts funding, risk and return for pension plans and provide insight on how plans are likely to adapt their investment strategies in response, taking into account current capital market conditions and our 2018
NEST announced today (15 May) that it has awarded a high yield bond mandate to J.P.Morgan Asset Management to further diversify members’ portfolios and offer attractive returns in an otherwise low-yielding fixed income environment.
The US recovery is now the longest on record. Nobody knows exactly how much longer this expansion will last.
How hedging against rising rates with credit—rather than sovereign bonds—can offer a better trade-off between liability-relative risk and return.