A Tale of Two Pools: Risk Asset Allocation

The Board members from two governmental pools continue to grumble about low, single-digit fixed income returns. Yet, they also remain concerned about the implications should rates rise sharply and unexpectedly as the Fed’s tapering program ends, Europe slowly recovers, and geopolitical tensions ease.

Although more volatile, the Board members generally agreed that risk assets had a significantly better long term risk/reward profile.

Do you believe both Pool#1 and Pool #2 have an argument to increase the risk asset allocation? Why? Why not?

The next Insurer Investment Forum XXII will be held on March 23 - 24, 2022, with the Investment Seminar for Gov't Risk Pools taking place on the afternoon of March 23, 2022.

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