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While real estate has long been a part of defined benefit pension plans’ asset allocations, its inclusion in investment portfolios has steadily climbed in recent years. But defined contribution plan sponsors and members also stand to benefit from the asset class’ inflation-hedging properties, as well as its ability to boost income and improve portfolio diversification. Pension […]

King Midas’ gold-heavy investment portfolio wasn’t built for long-term growth, rather as an effective hedge against long-term inflation. “The 150-year real return of gold has been plus 0.2 per cent, so it’s not a very attractive asset from a long-term perspective,” said Inigo Fraser-Jenkins, co-head of institutional solutions at AllianceBernstein, during a session at the […]

“Inflation is here and it has a meaningful impact on portfolios and financial assets,” said Ilan Kolet, an institutional portfolio manager at Fidelity Investments Inc., during a session at the Canadian Investment Review‘s 2021 Investment Innovation Conference. “I don’t think this will be a shock to anyone in the room or online.” Highlighting the most […]

With interest rates trending downward over several decades, liability-driven investing has proven to be a successful strategy for the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. Pension Plan. The maturity of the plan — which currently sits at $8 billion and has an active membership of 38 per cent — drove many of the decisions around adopting the LDI […]

  • By: Blake Wolfe
  • December 21, 2021 December 17, 2021
  • 07:50

With October inflation hitting an 18-year high, inflation risk is back on the radar of plan sponsors providing inflation-linked defined benefit pensions. In the past, it’s been challenging to hedge inflation risk. Fortunately, more efficient solutions have emerged over the last several years. What is inflation risk? For a plan that provides inflation-linked benefits, inflation […]

Commodities as Inflation Hedge

Don't put all your eggs in one basket: AllianceBernstein.