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River & Mercantile - 2016 Pension Plan Risk Strategies P-Solve Webinar

The last few years have been brutal on pension plan sponsors: interest rates are down, equity markets are volatile, new mortality tables show that participants are living longer and PBGC premium costs are soaring. Regardless of whether your pension plan is open, closed, or frozen—as the plan sponsor you need to evaluate the various strategies available for managing your costs going into a pivotal 2016. Implementing the right strategies for your plan will help your company save costs and improve funded status while you successfully manage your pension plan risk. Register for this one hour webinar and learn about the various pressures on successful pension plan management as well as risk management and risk transfer strategies that sponsors need to consider implementing for 2016

Company: River & Mercantile

River & Mercantile - 2016 Pension Plan Risk Strategies P-Solve Webinar

Date added: 11-11-2015
Duration: 60
Categories: Risk Management

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River & Mercantile - 2016 Pension Plan Risk Strategies P-Solve Webinar

The last few years have been brutal on pension plan sponsors: interest rates are down, equity markets are volatile, new mortality tables show that participants are living longer and PBGC premium costs are soaring. Regardless of whether your pension plan is open, closed, or frozen—as the plan sponsor you need to evaluate the various strategies available for managing your costs going into a pivotal 2016. Implementing the right strategies for your plan will help your company save costs and improve funded status while you successfully manage your pension plan risk. Register for this one hour webinar and learn about the various pressures on successful pension plan management as well as risk management and risk transfer strategies that sponsors need to consider implementing for 2016

Company: River & Mercantile

River & Mercantile - 2016 Pension Plan Risk Strategies P-Solve Webinar

Date added: 11-11-2015
Duration: 60
Categories: Risk Management

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River & Mercantile - 2015 Roadshow - Revealing Truths

How challenging conventional thinking can lead to improved outcomes

Success is within reach for UK pension schemes, whether defined benefit or defined contribution, but the path to success is not always obvious. Some long-standing beliefs may need to be turned on their heads for the way to become clear.

In five concise presentations over the course of 75 minutes, we challenge accepted thinking on risk, interest rates and post-retirement DC.

"When the facts change..."
We open our 2015 roadshow by looking at what happens when received wisdom turns out not to be true. We consider both changes in investing “facts” as well as external influences such as regulatory change, and ask the question – how do we deal with uncertain certainties?

"All that is gold does not glitter"
No matter how skilful the manager, the difference in its performance in different market conditions can be remarkable. Your apparently worst active manager may actually be rather good – and vice versa. A closer look at investment style can lead to better decision-making and improve your governance process.

"De-risking can increase your risk"
The focus of pension schemes seems to be to reduce risk, almost at the expense of everything else. But could de-risking actually damage a pension scheme's chances of paying its members' benefits in full? A better understanding of the interaction between the scheme's investment and non-investment risks can help trustees obtain the return they need and manage their risk.

"Hedging's other purpose"
Liability hedging is used to neutralise the impact of changing interest rates and inflation on funding levels. And an important factor is the direction of rates. But that’s not the end of the story. Liability hedging can actually make a pension scheme money.

"Apocalypse now and then"
We conclude the session with a focus on perhaps the most certain uncertainty – changes in politico-regulatory policy. DC arrangements have been turned upside down by 2014's Budget announcement. But could that change have been anticipated? And is a regulatory change now coming to the DB pension world?

Company: River & Mercantile

River & Mercantile - 2015 Roadshow - Revealing Truths

Date added: 11-05-2015
Duration: 74
Categories: Economic Outlook

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River & Mercantile - Revealing Truths part 1 - "When the facts change..."

Opening our 2015 roadshow, we look at what happens when received wisdom turns out not to be true. We consider both changes in investing “facts” as well as external influences such as regulatory change, and ask the question – how do we deal with uncertain certainties?

Company: River & Mercantile

River & Mercantile - Revealing Truths part 1 - "When the facts change..."

Date added: 11-05-2015
Duration: 12
Categories: Investment Strategy

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River & Mercantile - Revealing Truths part 2 - "All that is gold does not glitter"

No matter how skilful the manager, the difference in its performance in different market conditions can be remarkable. Your apparently worst active manager may actually be rather good – and vice versa. A closer look at investment style can lead to better decision-making and improve your governance process.

Company: River & Mercantile

River & Mercantile - Revealing Truths part 2 - "All that is gold does not glitter"

Date added: 11-05-2015
Duration: 17
Categories: Investment Strategy

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River & Mercantile - Revealing Truths part 3 - "De-risking can increase your risk"

The focus of pension schemes seems to be to reduce risk, almost at the expense of everything else. But could de-risking actually damage a pension scheme's chances of paying its members' benefits in full? A better understanding of the interaction between the scheme's investment and non-investment risks can help trustees obtain the return they need and manage their risk.

Company: River & Mercantile

River & Mercantile - Revealing Truths part 3 - "De-risking can increase your risk"

Date added: 11-05-2015
Duration: 10
Categories: Investment Strategy

>> VIEW VIDEO

River & Mercantile - Revealing Truths part 4 - "Hedging's other purpose"

Liability hedging is used to neutralise the impact on funding levels of changing interest rates and inflation. And an important factor is the direction of rates. But that’s not the end of the story. Liability hedging can actually make a pension scheme money.

Company: River & Mercantile

River & Mercantile - Revealing Truths part 4 - "Hedging's other purpose"

Date added: 11-05-2015
Duration: 22
Categories: Investment Strategy

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River & Mercantile - Revealing Truths part 5 - "Apocalypse then and now..."

We conclude the session with a focus on perhaps the most certain uncertainty – changes in politico-regulatory policy. DC arrangements have been turned upside down by last year's Budget announcement. But could that change have been anticipated? And is a regulatory change now coming to the DB pension world?

Company: River & Mercantile

River & Mercantile - Revealing Truths part 5 - "Apocalypse then and now..."

Date added: 11-05-2015
Duration: 14
Categories: Investment Strategy

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