THE INVESTMENT OUTLOOK FOR 2019: MID-YEAR UPDATE
Themes and implications from the Global Fixed Income, Currency & Commodities Investment Quarterly meeting
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.
Our summer 2019 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.
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.
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.