Category Archives: Investments

  • Abenomics in Japan

    Posted on 9 April, 2013 by Robert Pullan in Economics, Investments.

      JGB yields are approaching the lows of 2003. The lowest close from 12 June 2003, on the day after Work and Pensions secretary Andrew Smith bolted the stable door with the horses inside, was a yield of 0.44% on the 10 year. There was no causation one way or the other between this UK […]

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  • To LDI or not to LDI? A question

    Posted on 13 February, 2013 by Robert Pullan in Investments, Scheme Funding.

    If one accepts a market based methodology to value pension scheme liabilities then success in funding terms over time is determined by whether the investment return on the scheme assets exceeds the market based change in value of the liabilities. This is of course subject to some caveats, the largest one of relevance to people […]

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  • Investment Blogs

    Posted on 7 February, 2013 by Robert Pullan in Investments.

    Over the years I have read many investment blogs of the free variety. What makes me stick with a publication is a variety of opinion and the occasional surprise. Variety of opinion is very hard to do without referencing others writings and so my favourite blogs are amalgamation blogs. All three blogs or publications mentioned […]

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