Pension Funds – The De-Risking Journey

Webinar Overview


While maintaining a traditionally low profile, in aggregate Pension Funds dominate the Fund Management industry in terms of overall Assets under Management. The way these monies are being managed is changing due to a lethal cocktail of seemingly unrelated events – Demographics, Bond Yields, Government Debt & now the very real threat of Sponsor survivability.


Fund sponsors are busy trying to offload the risk of having their Pension Funds distorting their Financial accounts & in the worst case scenario, becoming a threatening Financial burden. This course will explain the difficult market scenario & look at some of the potential remedies.


  • The (long running) hidden Time Bomb & the more recent impact of Covid 19
    • Sovereign Bond Yields
    • Finding the Present Value of long dated Liabilities
    • Covenant Risk – now very real
    • Demographics & why it matters. Longevity Risk
  • Historic vs current Asset Allocation patterns – a hint at De-Risking
  • The search for Yield in a low interest rate world
  • Alternative Investments – comprising what exactly?
  • Liability Driven investing
  • De-Risking Pension Funds
    • Enhanced Transfer Values
    • Longevity Swaps – Named Lives vs Population Index
    • Buy-Ins vs Buy Outs – what is the difference?


Learning Outcomes


This program will offer an insight into the De-Risking journey that many Pension Funds have already started out on. The difficult market conditions of 2020 have merely heightened the problems being faced & are unlikely to persuade Fund Sponsors & Trustees to change course. Understanding what all this means & how to complete the journey is something that could affect all of us.




A CPD certificate will be provided to all attendees, which may be considered appropriate by your company for the accrual of CPD hours. 

Training and Venue Information

CPD Authorised Yes
Event Date 16-07-2020
Event End Date 16-07-2020
Event Time 10:00 - 11:30
Price £145.00
£145.00 1000