Many pension funds buy insurance strategies for protection but those willing to take the other side can get well compensated for the risk.
Strategies to profit from market gyrations are plentiful, but asset owners still fear a big drop
Having made the strategic decision to hedge its liabilities using Eonia swaps, Denmark’s PKA says its members’ pensions should not depend on mistrust between banks for a non-traded rate
As Japanese equities surge after 20 years of recession, investors must decide whether this is the start of a sustained recovery or just another dead-cat bounce
With global debt at extreme levels and interest rates bottoming out, Patrick Roos looks at how a risk parity portfolio can be best managed in the current environment
Inflation may not be an immediate threat, but larger fixed income allocations have made investors vulnerable
The myriad scenarios that generate inflation means deciding on the right assets to protect against it is a challenge
How are your stocks doing? That is easy: just look at your portfolio. Sophisticated software also enables managers to slice return data in various telling ways.
Before thinking about how to prepare for inflation, one needs to consider what type of inflation to expect, says Staffan Hansén, chief executive officer of SPP Livförsäkring
Global pensions authority Keith Ambachtsheer has looked under the bonnet of the Finnish pensions system to see how it stacked up against its peers