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Lessons from 2020: the not-so-simple relationship between LDI and funded status impact

Randy Cusick, Director, Client Portfolio Manager, provides live examples of how plans can have different funded status impacts, even with similar levels of LDI and market conditions.

Randy looks at relevant lessons learned from 2020 to demonstrate how “younger” and “older” plans respond differently, based on their duration. Plan examples with varying interest rate, return, LDI and duration scenarios can assist with your understanding and approach to plan strategy.

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Randy Cusick

Managing Director, Client Portfolio Manager, Institutional Group

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Liability driven investing (LDI) is a strategic approach in which current and future liabilities of the scheme, as well as its assets, guide decision-making.

One basis point = 1/100 of 1%.

Duration is a measure of the sensitivity of the price of a bond or other debt instrument to a change in interest rates.
Alpha is a measure of performance on a risk-adjusted basis. The excess return generated by the investment is the investments alpha.
Yield curve is a line that plots the interest rates, at a set point in time, of bonds having equal credit quality but differing maturity dates.

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