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Liability-Driven Investing (LDI) Solutions

Liability-driven investing helps corporate pension plan sponsors ensure the funding of future liabilities while balancing the resulting risk exposures on a total plan basis. We recognize that many aspects of a plan’s investment strategy, such as return-seeking assets and plan goals, impact results for beneficiaries.

Parametric offers comprehensive, systematic, risk-managed solutions at all stages of the LDI process, customized in partnership with pension plan sponsors of all sizes. We go beyond the traditional fixed-income-only approach to LDI with return-seeking investments and completion overlays.

Our approach
We consider both growth needs and risk constraints while addressing two primary problems:
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Adequate funding Underfunded liability or desire to
maintain adequate funding

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Surplus risk management Mismatch between asset and liability
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Meeting sponsors’ needs

Parametric offers many options that help meet the evolving needs of a sponsor’s LDI strategy.

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Parametric Solutions

All our LDI solutions incorporate our proprietary program of key risk analysis, risk management, and daily asset monitoring.

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Why Parametric for LDI?

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Flexible, innovative solutions

  • Customization across physical and overlay
  • Standard and liability-aware benchmarks and
    dynamic hedge ratio management
  • Deep experience across derivatives and fixed
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Robust capabilities and resources

  • Daily monitoring and on-demand reporting of
    assets and liabilities
  • Trading and cash-flow management
  • State-of-the-art technology
  • Thought leadership
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Exceptional client service

  • Access to our investment professionals,
    actuarial expertise, and LDI specialists
  • Tailored transitions and implementations
  • Consultative approach
  • Custom client reporting
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David Phillips, CFA, ASA, EA

Director, Liability Driven Investment Strategies
David leads Parametric’s Liability-Driven Investment (LDI) Strategies. He provides clients expertise on LDI management through his understanding and insight into variations of pension liabilities, investment solutions, and corporate finance objectives. Before joining Parametric in 2019, David was the director of client strategy and research and risk analytics at Russell Investments, where he was responsible for research, development, and analysis of investment strategies for defined benefit plans and evaluating risk for plan sponsors. His career in the financial industry began at actuarial firm Sedgwick James, now part of Mercer, in 1990. His professional experiences include serving as director of asset management for Celanese Corporation, where he led global pension investment activity, and manager of client services at NISA Investment Advisors, where he provided pension liability expertise for the firm’s clients. David holds EA (Enrolled Actuary) and ASA (Associate of the Society of Actuaries) designations, and he’s a member of the CFA Society of Seattle.
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