The U.S. and China’s exchanged tariff hikes, hurting confidence and making August a risk-off month amid ongoing trade tensions.
The US recovery is now the longest on record. Nobody knows exactly how much longer this expansion will last.
Pension Pulse Summer 2019
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.
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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