In a year plagued by economic, political, and social uncertainty, an emphasis on de-risking of pension funds has seemingly never been so integral to a funds long term success. The instability of the 2020 market will indubitably strengthen the will of countless trustees’ to find safer, less uncertain paths to safeguard their members’ benefits. The investment de-risking sector is set to evolve to meet the emerging challenges of 2020 and beyond.
This year’s De-Risking Investment Strategies, Europe report brings together UK and continental European pension plans, sponsors, and other asset owner groups, to forward the industry debate on de-risking in investment activity and the potential for reaching long term de-risking goals down the glide path to retirement. Key areas to be explored include: assessing temporal triggers, improved modelling of member behaviour, developing the optimal portfolio mix, managing member communication from a psychological perspective, over diversification and managing funds in a socially responsible manner in a post covid-19 world.