Trends in liability driven investing (LDI) continue to evolve as Canadian plan sponsors of all sizes put LDI strategies in place. Implementing these strategies has never been a simple exercise, because there are many factors to consider, including competing priorities.
Ultra-low yields in a potentially volatile global and domestic macroeconomic environment create a number of challenges for global pension plan sponsors—and 2012 will indeed be the year of difficult decisions.
Favourable market conditions from mid-2010 to roughly the same point in 2011 helped increase the value of assets managed by Canadian pension funds, endowments and foundations by approximately 10%, reports Greenwich Associates.
The number of pension plans adopting liability-driven investing (LDI) strategies has increased significantly since last year, reports SEI. According to SEI’s Global Quick Poll, which surveyed pension executives from the U.S., Canada, Netherlands and U.K., 63% of respondents said they now employ an LDI investment approach.
After enduring two equity market crashes in the past decade, most investors are now approaching risk management with renewed emphasis. In this new reality, pension plan sponsors are forced to assess the evolution of risk management techniques and current approaches to managing pension funding volatility. The bear market of 2000–2002 was a wake-up call to […]
The Benefits Canada 2011 ranking of the Top 100 Pension Funds paints an encouraging picture. With 97 of the listed funds posting increases in pension assets for the year, many plans are recovering nicely from the economic turmoil they faced just three years ago. Still, the funded status of the average Canadian pension plan was […]