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Many pension plans are currently faced with the challenge of negative cashflows at the same time they are attempting to meet their liquidity requirements and close their funding gaps. a greater focus on managing plan liquidity with a cashflow driven strategy can be used to increase the certainty of near-to-medium term outcomes.

CDI - Improving the certainty of your outcome: facing the challenge of negative cashflows

Published date: May 2018

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The significant increase in the fiscal deficit at the same time as the Fed are unwinding their QE program, poses one risk to growth.

Quarterly fixed income and currency review and outlook

Published date: May 2018

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The first quarter was a story of soaring equity market volatility and growing global trade tensions. We examine these events and how they impact the outlook for fixed income markets.

US pension market: a statistical and qualitative review

Published date: May 2018

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Putting principles into practice | Read our latest report which explains how our responsible investment approach has shaped our fixed income, equities and farmland investments in 2017, and our plan for the future.

Annual report on responsible investment 2018

Published date: April 2018

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We have developed a new climate risk model to help investors better understand the risks and opportunities that climate change
introduces to their corporate bond portfolios.

A new climate risk model for corporate debt

Published date: March 2018

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In credit, we favour adding risk specifically in areas that appear oversold following the equity shock.

Fixed income snapshot desk views: short duration and buying oversold credit

Published date: March 2018

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It has been a challenging period for currency managers. A primary factor that used to drive currency markets - relative interest rates indicating a change in relative economic strength - failed as a predictor of US dollar performance in 2017.

Currency markets - changing the investment model

Published date: February 2018

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In 2018, we expect improving economic fundamentals and supportive technicals to continue to underpin the asset class.

Seeking out risk premia in emerging market debt

Published date: February 2018

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After years of sustained global growth and buoyant asset prices, investors face a number of significant potential turning points in 2018. We share our thoughts on some of the major investment themes and the opportunities and challenges they present.

Thoughts for 2018

Published date: December 2017

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Our view on why global CLOs are re-emerging as a major structured credit market.

The resurgence of the global CLO opportunity

Published date: December 2017

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Cliff Corso describes the pressures faced by corporate pension funds in the US which are, on average, only 82% funded. Video interview on MarketWatch.

Here's how we got to a trillion-dollar pension crisis

Published date: December 2017

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57% of US asset owners expect to increase their roster of managers, contrasting with 20% who indicated that they intended to work with fewer in the future. This was one of the key findings from our 2017 survey of more than 260 senior US asset owners.

The US market is ripe for disruption from multi-asset investing

Published date: November 2017

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While the emerging market debt universe has evolved beyond recognition over the last two decades, the way that investors approach the asset class has been slower to evolve. It is time for investors to look beyond constrained benchmarks and toward a total return approach.

The next phase in the evolution of emerging market debt investing

Published date: October 2017

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Some people might associate cashflow driven investing (CDI), which a uses fixed income asset portfolio to match liability cashflows, with investors who are willing to accept relatively modest returns in order to eliminate risk wherever possible. But a custom CDI approach can also be an appropriate strategy for liquidity-sensitive investors, like pension plans, who are targeting strong asset returns.

Cashflow driven investing - improving the certainty of your outcome

Published date: October 2017

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