Universities Superannuation Scheme

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As any former university student might recall, individuality is a positive trait among academics. And like a professor rejecting the corporate dress code, the Universities Superannuation Scheme - that manages the pensions of UK academics - has rejected the wholesale move to liability driven investment (LDI) that now dominates the corporate pensions landscape.

Instead of looking to de-risk its pension promises in the face of market volatility, the USS has taken a traditional actuarial line and