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The Case for Commodities Today

The challenges of a half-century ago bear an uncanny resemblance to the risks that we face today. That being said, institutional investors may need to consider allocating to an alternative asset class to preserve portfolio returns. Using history as a guide, we believe commodities may be an appropriate fit.

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Cash Balance Plans

Because cash balance plans with yield-based crediting rates operate differently than traditional plans, it is vitally important for investment strategy, contribution strategy and actuarial assumption setting to operate in a coordinated fashion to meet plan sponsor goals.

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Pension Solutions Monitor

LGIM America's Pension Solutions Monitor estimates the health of a typical US corporate defined benefit pension plan. Learn about key market indicators that are most relevant for pension plans.
 

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Collectively Forecasted, Never Arrived

Q1 2024

Like driving on ice, the trick to surviving 2024 may be not overcommitting in one direction. Staying flexible at the beginning of the year should allow for more insightful decisions down the road.

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The In-Between Time

Q4 2023

At the very least, the in-between time can create the impression among investors that the economy can endure and adapt to monetary policy at current levels. However, until the long lags come into effect, it seems premature to draw this conclusion.

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The Catch-22 Economy

Q3 2023

Throughout this year, all eyes have been on the macro environment, but it has been the ability of companies to successfully manage disinflation that appears to be responsible for the economy’s resilience.

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A Lesson in Liabilities

Q2 2023

Policymakers appear to have succeeded in putting an end to deposit runs and bank failures in recent weeks by acting swiftly to provide liquidity. However, the risk remains that the bank crisis will smolder for months without any spectacular failures, yet gradually create grave implications for the economy and risk assets.

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Brighter Days Ahead?

Q1 2023

There is growing optimism that investors will fare better in 2023 than they did in 2022. The caveat is that better does not necessarily mean this year will be an especially good one for markets or that it will be easier to navigate.

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The Cost of Credibility

Q4 2022

Volatility and risk premiums are likely to remain elevated until the Fed stops hiking, which means the fourth quarter could be the most challenging of the year.

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A Double-edged Sword

Q3 2022

According to numerous surveys, most investors now anticipate a US recession before the end of 2023. But it is not just the professional investment community that is concerned; a recession is now a topic of conversation at the dinner table.

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