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woman standing in front of chalkboard filled with calculations Under an LDI strategy, sponsors relegate assets to 2 buckets: 1 seeks protection by matching liabilities to fixed-income strategies; the 2nd looks to capture growth through equities. But simply moving away from equities is proving not enough. (Photo: Shutterstock)

All-time low discount rates that determine the cost of a defined benefit plan’s liabilities, along with equity market volatility, are forcing more sponsors to re-examine the risk component in liability-driven investment (LDI) management strategies.

Nick Thornton

Nick Thornton is a financial writer covering retirement and health care issues for BenefitsPRO and ALM Media. He greatly enjoys learning from the vast minds in the legal, academic, advisory and money management communities when covering the retirement space. He's also written on international marketing trends, financial institution risk management, defense and energy issues, the restaurant industry in New York City, surfing, cigars, rum, travel, and fishing. When not writing, he's pushing into some land or water.

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