If you haven’t read the latest revision to Actuarial Standard of Practice No. 4 (ASOP 4)*, or if you still have questions, it’s not too late. We break it down here, focusing on what it is, why it matters, and how it might affect investment portfolios. That’s crucial for pension plan sponsors, but it’s also essential information for other stakeholders, including bond investors.
There has been a storm in the U.K. government bonds (gilts) market dramatically affecting pension funds and their liability-driven investment (LDI) strategies. This has precipitated a lot of press coverage and many of our U.S. pension clients are asking questions. Andy Hunt, head of Fixed Income Solutions, along with members of the Allspring Pension Solutions team, discuss what happened and why, what it means for the U.S., and what to do next.