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Pensions Newsletter - Looking through the market fog

Schroders' quarterly Pensions Newsletter looks at themes and issues affecting UK pensions schemes

22/02/2016

In this issue:

Themes to watch out for in the year ahead

  • Where next for value for money?
  • Fund managers under the spotlight
  • A year of contrasts in fixed income
  • Pricing climate change
  • Contrarian opportunities

“Dynamic” LDI: are schemes catching a falling knife?

In the last decade there has been a surge in the popularity of liability driven investment (LDI) strategies that aim to reduce pension schemes’ funding level risks. Unfortunately, we think many may have inadvertently been increasing risks... 

A shaky start to the year for pension scheme funding levels

The brief respite for pension scheme funding seen at the end of 2015 has proven short lived. The turn of the year brought fears of further bad news from China and new lows for oil prices. This caused a double-whammy for pension scheme funding...

DC: the vital importance of clear objectives, communicated well

The evidence is starting to become clear that some people are using the new pension “freedoms” to deplete their savings at retirement. According to one study by the Bank of England, approaching...

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