The corporate pension industry landscape has evolved more in the last five years than in the previous five decades. Similarly, the thinking and overall approach to managing corporate pension schemes has also undergone a revolution of sorts, with the concept of scheme ‘de-risking' at the heart of a new investment paradigm.
There can be little doubt that, across the pension industry equation – consultant, trustee, sponsor, investment manager – the critical issue faced today is that of funding level shortfalls and in turn, how to ensure future member benefits.
The key consideration in any approach is gaining a comprehensive, detailed understanding of the risks involved, both general and scheme specific.
02 July 2019
Chasing yield: Bond liquidity in a post-crisis world
There has been no shortage of press coverage on financial market liquidity in recent months, with at least three examples of asset managers experiencing difficulties with the management of mutual fun ...
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Impact investing: Developing a drug to help eradicate River Blindness
The objective of impact investing is to simultaneously deliver both financial and societal returns. These two criteria are not conflicting but are both demanding. The financial targets are not token ...
04 June 2019
Defined benefit schemes: adapting to a cashflow negative world
With the vast majority of UK defined benefit pension schemes forecast to become cashflow negative in the next 10 years, it has become increasingly clear that the next challenge for pension scheme tru ...