DC plans should consider adding multi-asset credit strategies to their default strategies
Adding credit exposure to defined contribution (DC) defaults via an unconstrained multi-asset credit fund has the potential to enhance risk-adjusted returns and improve outcomes for DC plan members.
In lower cost, liquid vehicles, alternative risk premia strategies can strengthen a risk-return profile.
Bill Eigen, CIO of Absolute Return and Opportunistic Fixed Income Investing, explains today’s fixed income markets.
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.
In recent years, defined contribution (DC) plans have often found it difficult to focus on investment as they have grappled with a series of legislative and regulatory changes.
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.