UK pension funds hand over more assets to LDI managers

Transfer of assets is a pre-emptive move to avoid repeat of September’s collateral crunch, trustees say

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After the near collapse of the UK liability-driven investment sector, LDI managers are coaxing pension funds to hand over additional assets to meet collateral calls more easily.

Pension funds were hit by a wave of capital calls after the UK’s so-called mini budget in late September with the Bank of England forced to step in to avoid a selloff in gilts.

UK chancellor Jeremy Hunt will announce revised budget plans tomorrow. Pension funds, meanwhile, have been putting in place fixes of their own.


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