Pensions Newsletter - Spring 2018

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

01/07/2018
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In this issue

Is the US economic boom heading for bust?

Three factors typically end an economic expansion. The first is a build-up of imbalances in the economy that prove unsustainable. The second is a rise in inflation that causes the central bank to overtighten monetary policy, causing a downturn. The third is a hit to demand caused by an external shock, such as the collapse of a major trading partner or a jump in energy prices.

Sustainable investing demands more than off-the-shelf answers

Sustainable investing has moved from the fringes to the forefront of the investment industry. The challenge now lies in translating widespread recognition into considered action.

Reducing turbulence and improving the odds of arrival on the de-risking flight path

Trustees are increasingly focused on managing long-term funding level volatility by reducing growth assets and increasing matching assets. De-risking flight paths, where pension schemes reduce risk as their funding level improves, have become a central part of this process.

DC: why steering a middle course in investment is essential in middle age

Pension savers who reach their mid-40s need to be thinking about what to do with some substantial savings. Certainly, anyone who has been putting away even small sums regularly over several years should have built a tidy pot, particularly if they have been lucky with investment markets.

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