CDS boost for pension funds

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With a huge pension fund deficit across Europe - at last count the pension fund gap in the UK alone stood at nearly £100 billion, according to 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 applying derivatives to credit.

However there are signs that this s

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