Category: Pensions Industry

RiskFirst’s Michael Carse discusses how to optimize pension de-risking strategies in BenefitsPRO Q&A

In a Q&A for BenefitsPRO, Michael Carse, DB Pensions Product Manager, RiskFirst, discusses how pension plans can implement and optimize their de-risking strategy. He examines how the changing landscape is creating opportunities to transfer risk, successful approaches to de-risking and how technology can support plans as they seek to implement complex solutions. To read the full article, …

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RiskFirst examines pension plan de-risking strategies in Pensions and Investments

Many US pension plans typically opt for one of two de-risking methods: either hibernation – creating a low risk liability driven investment portfolio, or termination – removing all risk through a combination of retiree annuity buyouts and bulk lump sum offerings to terminated vested participants. However, as even those opting for hibernation will have to …

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Announcement of RiskFirst and STOXX launching LDI indices covered by the specialist press

RiskFirst and STOXX Ltd, the operator of Deutsche Börse Group’s index business and a global provider of innovative and tradable index concepts, have announced the launch of the new iSTOXX RiskFirst LDI index family. The innovation – released on 23rd April 2018 – provides independent benchmarks for liability-driven investments (LDI), providing a new solution to …

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PNC adoption of RiskFirst’s digital solution “PFaroe” covered by the specialist press

PNC Institutional Advisory Solutions, part of the asset management branch of the Pittsburgh-based PNC Financial Services Group, has adopted RiskFirst’s digital solution PFaroe – to help structure better solutions, improve reporting efficiency and deepen engagement with its defined benefit (DB) pension plan clients. PFaroe will allow increased interactivity with clients, provide forecasting tools to model …

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Incentivising low-carbon infrastructure following COP23 – S&P Global Ratings writes for Responsible Investor

In the wake of COP23, climate change negotiations are already bringing repercussions on many energy and infrastructure sector assets: from enhanced resilience and low‐carbon transportation projects, to the conversion or shuttering of fossil fuel power plants. S&P Global Ratings – along with Norton Rose Fulbright – writes in Responsible Investor on how we can expect …

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Cartwright adopts RiskFirst’s PFaroe – news covered by specialist press

Cartwright, an actuarial and investment consultant for occupational pension schemes, has adopted RiskFirst’s risk analytics platform, PFaroe, to model scheme assets and liabilities. Cartwright will use PFaroe to perform asset-liability modelling, monitor funding levels and investment risk, and track triggers for asset switches, enabling the consultancy to design and implement holistic real-time client-focused solutions better …

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Rush University Medical Center and NEPC use RiskFirst’s PFaroe – news covered by the specialist press

RiskFirst’s pension risk analytics platform, PFaroe, was selected by NEPC and adopted by Rush University, allowing both organisations to work together more effectively on risk analysis and plan decision making, and to improve collaboration and effectiveness of asset-liability management strategies. Alex Wiggins, Associate Vice President, Treasury, Rush University Medical Center, comments: “Having direct access to …

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Lockton adopts RiskFirst’s PFaroe to meet pension plans’ demand for holistic analytics

Lockton – a global provider of risk management, employee benefits, and retirement consulting services – has adopted RiskFirst’s real-time risk analytics platform, PFaroe, to analyze clients’ pension plans and optimize assets and liabilities to strategically manage plan risk. Furthermore, Pam Devling, Vice President and Consulting Actuary at Lockton says: “Pension plan sponsors have been underserved …

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ICC Banking Commission’s Olivier Paul discusses trade finance as an investment in GTNews

Among bankers, trade finance has been known as an attractive low-risk asset class for decades, yet it has been less obvious to institutional investors. Olivier Paul, Head of Policy at the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Banking Commission explains how this is now changing. Indeed, there are significant opportunities to increase uptake of trade finance …

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RiskFirst case study looks at how NEPC uses PFaroe to provide innovative and tailored solutions

NEPC is one of the industry’s largest independent, full-service investment consulting firms, serving 347 clients with total assets of over US$920 billion. The firm has thought-leadership and innovation at its core, and was one of the very first industry adopters of LDI solutions. RiskFirst’s latest case study looks at NEPC’s adoption of its risk management …

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