Financial crisis whets appetite for LDI by German pension funds

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An increasing awareness of risk management by multinationals as a result of the recent financial crisis has prompted a wholesale switch to liability-driven investment (LDI) approaches among German corporate pension plans, a trend that regulation is set to increase.

According to actuarial consultancy Towers Watson, the use of inflation hedging by German multinationals has risen by 23% since 2009, with the number of corporates using interest rate hedging also shooting up from 25% to 38% in the pa

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