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The liquidity ladder

Choose your rung, measure the risk.

As pensions face a tougher return landscape – and for some defined benefit (‘DB’) plans, an underfunded status – getting extra yield beyond traditional investments becomes more important.

Alternative investments, alongside introducing diversification, can often benefit from capturing an illiquidity premium absent in traditional investments.

As the industry adapts to a shifting return landscape, the way we view portfolio liquidity may need to evolve too, and with it, the role of alternative investments in pension funds as defined contribution (‘DC’) structures become the norm.

 

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