CDS boost for pensions

Pension funds

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With a huge pension fund deficit across Europe - at last count, the gap in the UK alone was nearly £100 billion ($178 billion), says Mercer Consulting - the pension fund sector is under intense scrutiny. While some fund managers have sought to address the problem through more tailored investment solutions, such as using more financial derivatives, pension funds have thus far lagged behind the wider buy side in using credit derivatives.

Yet there are signs that the situation may be about to ch

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