Presentation given at Coombe Abbey, Coventry for PwC explaining Ros’ thoughts on the new world for trustees and dealing with deficits, risk and member protection.
Presentation for Icelandic pension fund trustees outlining Ros’ thoughts on using alternative investments in pension asset allocation decisions.
Letter published in Global Pensions magazine explaining why pension fund trustees should not necessarily be switching to bonds and that searching for asymmetric returns and using alternative assets and derivatives can improve portfolio efficiency.
Speech given at the Wallace Collection in London outlining for trustees some new thinking on risk management, liability driven investing and downside protection for pension funds.
Article published in aTrustee newsletter’ Volume 2, Issue 3, explaining that pension fund trustees need to focus on risk as well as returns in their investment portfolios.
Letter published in Financial Times following John Plender’s article about the decision by Universities Superannuation Scheme to leave employer contributions unchanged, despite large deficit and suggesting that asset allocation can help overcome deficits.
Article published inÂ FTfm for their Trustee Summer School examining the demands for Trustee Knowledge and Understanding (TKU) of investment issues and using modern techniques to replace the traditional hopeful apunt’ on equities and bonds.
Article published in FTfm comment section explaining why pension funds may be able to better match their liabilities by using swaps and derivatives, rather than just switching to bonds.
Letter published by Financial Times explaining why switching to bonds will be unlikely to cure pension fund problems and could make them worse, whereas considering swaps may be a better alternative.
Presentation given to European Pension Fund Investment Forum in Marlow, explaining Ros’ ideas on new ways for trustees to think about managing both the risk and the return of their assets, in order to address pension deficits and more directly target meeting liabilities and over time.