Thought Leadership

Where Next for Interest Rate Hedging Strategies?

Managing your pension deficit is more challenging today than in years gone by. As rates have fallen, the dollar value of liabilities has gone up tremendously – while asset values are highly volatile and are also being spent down at an increasing rate.

Office Demand After COVID: Threat or Opportunity for Real Estate Investors?

After watching their employees successfully work from home during the COVID-19 pandemic, a number of CEOs might plan to adopt that model permanently. While this may temper demand for office space, the long-term viability of the concept is unproven. To find out how it might all play out and what it means for investors, Chief Investment Officer spoke recently with William Pattison, head of real estate research at MetLife Investment Management, and his colleague Mark Wilsmann, head of real estate equity strategies.

Factors first: a risk-based approach to harnessing alternative sources of income

Institutional investors can enhance their ability to capitalize on the yield and diversification benefits of alternatives universe. This approach allows investors to stitch together multi-asset portfolios in a more efficient, coherent way. Executing this, however is no simple task. If done incorrectly, investors risk negating some of the diversification benefits that make alternatives such valuable contributors to stronger, more resilient portfolios.

Valuing a Lost Opportunity

An Alternative Perspective on the Illiquidity Discount