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An array of timely and solutions-focused articles and whitepapers from our investment leaders and solutions team

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The Case for Investment Grade Private Credit within an LDI Portfolio

Interest in investment grade private credit strategies has been growing in recent years. 2024 could be the year where attractive market conditions intersect at the right moment within the evolution of DB plan sponsor’s LDI programs.
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An Introduction to US Credit Private Placements

Relative to public investment grade corporate bonds, LGIM America feels the attractive premium of investment grade private placements, paired with a potential decrease in tail risk and the diversification, could have positive benefits for institutional investors.
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Optimizing LDI Strategies

LGIM America has developed a natural extension to portfolio optimization that is based on fundamental tenets of portfolio management, but that also reflects the practicalities that pensions face.
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Setting the Interest Rate Hedge for Pensions

In this whitepaper, we present the strategic perspective of our philosophy when setting the hedge level of a DB pension plan.
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Bank Retrenchment

Our research indicates that banks have remained the principal providers of debt financing, although over the last ten years alternative lenders have made meaningful advances, particularly in infrastructure.
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Retirement Solutions, not Products

True retirement solutions involve not only solid investment products, but they must represent a holistic solution for participants. The solutions need to directly address the four fundamental risks participants face during drawdown in a clear and easy to understand way.
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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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Tailor Your Risk by Buttoning-up with an Equity Collar

Navigating the uncertain times ahead can be aided by the usage of equity collar strategies that narrow the range of possible outcomes.
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Dividing Retirement Into Distinct Segments Can Ease the Planning Process

We believe dividing retirement into manageable phases allows the implementation of retirement income solutions that more effectively meet the evolving needs of today’s retirees.
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Liability Disinterested Investing

In this paper, we outline our rationale and various implementations that we believe can help institutional investors meet the demands of their sponsoring organizations while potentially minimizing any trade-offs against long-term expectations for market risks and rewards.

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