DB Pensions

DB Pensions - Articles & White Papers

Articles and research papers broadly relating to defined benefit (DB) pensions plans. The most frequently viewed white papers on DB (defined benefit) pensions cover the broad topic of corporate pensions risk management; surveys on liability-driven investing and papers on pension risk transfer, pensions buyouts, longevity risk, interest-rate risk, derisking solutions and the "myths" preventing plan sponsors from reducing pension risk. Other reports and papers offer insights into plan funding, hybrid pension schemes and glidepath design. Much of the pensions research in this section is written by pensions actuaries, covering topics such as longevity solutions and the actuarial assumptions used in pension valuations. Asset allocation solutions to control DB pensions risk are also considered. In addition to white papers on LDI solutions, various authors consider dynamic asset allocation, low volatility equity strategies (or low beta) investing and volatility-driven investing (VDI). Another hot topic at present is delegated investment management (also known as fiduciary management or OCIO).