UK interest rate policy is ‘a risk to pension funds’

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Current UK interest rate policy and the Bank of England’s quantitative easing programme is having a damaging effect on pension funds’ ability to de-risk effectively and hedge interest and inflation risks, representing a “huge systemic risk”, according to a UK pension expert.

Phil Page, client manager with consultancy firm Cardano, said that while UK funds were increasingly aware of the dangers of un-hedged interest rate and inflation risk, there were concerns over the relative expense of de-risk

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