The Liquidity Kink Revisited

In 2022, we wrote about a feature of the pensions risk transfer market we termed ‘the liquidity kink’. A year on, many pension schemes can now afford to buy-out with an insurer, yet schemes still hold illiquid assets.

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Renewable infrastructure | A diversified approach

Renewable infrastructure assets continue to be deployed at pace across the UK as the country races to achieve net zero by 2050 and decarbonise the electricity system by 2035. Consequently, renewable electricity generation has increased fivefold since 2010.

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European Commercial Ground Rents

Commercial Ground Rents (‘CGR’) provide investors with index linked cashflows that have bond-like characteristics and offer property owners an attractive form of long-term finance. The parties to a CGR are akin to a borrower and lender, although the relationship is governed by a lease not a loan.

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Secure income made simple guide

This secure income made simple guide will show why secure income can play a role in helping pension investors achieve their investment objectives and that now could be an excellent time to capture the opportunity at an attractive price.

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The evolving renewable energy landscape

This insight looks at why investment in greenfield projects in the UK is important in the renewable energy transition.

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Commercial Ground Rents | An attractive asset class for European insurers

We recently commissioned a survey of European life insurance company investment professionals that collectively oversee €2.73 trillion in assets.

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European Fund Survey

We asked European pension fund professionals, who collectively oversee €324 billion in assets, questions about their investments.

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The Liquidity Kink Revisited

In 2022, we wrote about a feature of the pensions risk transfer market we termed ‘the liquidity kink’. A year on, many pension schemes can now afford to buy-out with an insurer, yet schemes still hold illiquid assets.

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The liquidity kink

Are pension schemes missing out on the illiquidity premium? Investing in secure income illiquid assets can bring more certainty to a scheme’s journey plan. The ‘liquidity kink’ means schemes targeting buy-out believe they can’t exploit the illiquidity premium.

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