We help pension funds manage their financial risks to ensure the coverage ratio develops in a stable manner and participants’ pensions are safe and adequate. To do so, we implement the LDI strategy. This means we hedge the unwanted risks on the balance sheet. Interest rate risk forms the core of this approach. Inflation, equity and currency risks are other risks that can be incorporated in an LDI strategy.
Low interest rates keep pension funds in their grip. Finding the right balance between taking interest rate risk in order to maintain upward coverage ratio potential and hedging interest rate risk in order to limit downward coverage ratio risks presents a major challenge. In the portfolio, it is all about navigating between using swaps, cash and safe bonds. To deal with the complex interest rate situation and ensure stable coverage ratio development, we implement an LDI strategy for our clients with the following characteristics:
Focus on eliminating risks
For us, the coverage ratio and the goals that are realistically suited to that determine the hedging policy. We strive to record the policies for various coverage ratios beforehand as much as possible. This contributes to peace of mind in the boardroom and consistent policies.
Hedging is primarily focused on efficiently eliminating risks, not on earning additional returns. At the same time, we want to prevent the portfolio from incurring a loss compared to the pension funds liabilities. We are therefore always looking for the right balance between hedging with swaps and safe bonds.
Instead of investing in a standard investment fund, our clients give us a tailor-made mandate. This can be a discretionary mandate or an execution mandate with advice. This tailor-made method affords the necessary flexibility to ensure the strategy always ties into the fund’s unique situation.
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