Taming Pension Risk? 

Reading Time: 5 minutes This article first appeared in the May 2016 edition of The Actuary magazine (here) The past 10 years have been a uniquely challenging, volatile and uncertain period for UK defined benefit pension schemes. How well have they weathered the storm? We found out by analysing data published by the Pension Protection Fund (PPF) in its … More Taming Pension Risk? 

Volatility & LDI – 2015’s Most Popular 

Reading Time: 3 minutes Over the course of 2015 I had over 6,500 views of my blog posts (across the WordPress and LinkedIn platforms, an average of around 18 per day) – hardly viral I grant you but something I’m quite pleased with, given the admittedly relatively niche content! Overall in three years of blogging I’ve now received around … More Volatility & LDI – 2015’s Most Popular 

LDI (again!)

Reading Time: 1 minute I’ve been talking a lot about LDI recently, for example see here and here, and these posts are popular- being among my most viewed this year! No particular catalyst for this I don’t think but it is interesting to look back and chart the expansion of what has become a significant part of the industry … More LDI (again!)

The Future of LDI

Reading Time: 4 minutes The first 12 years of Liability Driven Investing (“LDI”) in the UK have seen remarkable growth in number of mandates (from a handful to over 1,000) and in liabilities hedged (from <1£bn to over £650bn). Overall, as I covered in a previous post I think it’s fair to say from a neutral standpoint that the … More The Future of LDI

LDI – the First 12 Years

Reading Time: 2 minutes I was fortunate enough to present at the Professional Pensions conference The Future of Pensions Consulting on 3 November 2015, which was an engaging day which ranged over a really interesting array of topics, from employee engagement in DC to the possible outcomes of an EU referendum. I’ll spoke about LDI, which is an issue very close to my … More LDI – the First 12 Years

Liability Driven Investment: assets, strategies & innovation, a roundtable discussion

Reading Time: 6 minutes I recently had the pleasure of attending a roundtable discussion on Liability Driven Investing, hosted by Pensions Expert. the group covered the following four questions : How do you approach LDI with schemes that do not already have it in place? Once an LDI programme is in place, does it get more sophisticated as it … More Liability Driven Investment: assets, strategies & innovation, a roundtable discussion