Season 3 Episode 36:
Whistlestop tour of the LCP Strategic Portfolio

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This week we’re joined by LCP colleague David Wrigley to break down LCP’s strategic portfolio. This covers: our best ideas in investment, how we bring strategies together, how we view asset classes and investment in a time of higher inflation. David covers recent changes to the portfolio, the role of short dated credit, asset backed securities and real assets as well as much more. Listeners will surely take a lot away from this quick tour of a host of LCP strategic investment thinking and ideas with a DB pensions perspective.

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We discuss:

  • The LCP Strategic portfolio – what it is and what it isn’t
  • Taking a step back, the fundamental process for setting investment strategy 
  • Key themes in this quarter’s update, and how these change between high and low risk
  • Our views on investing in credit, short vs long dated and our perspective on cashflow-driven-investing
  • The role of dry powder in a portfolio and how to think about deploying it
  • What’s changed since last quarter?
  • Views on a few specifics in the current environment:
    • Credit
    • Read assets
    • Buy-ins
  • What are you most worried about in markets looking ahead?

What's one thing to take away?

The importance of a truly diversified portfolio, balanced between a variety of risks, and the need to be dynamic & to rebalance

What's the most underappreciated thing about investing?

Being aware of opportunities, having access to the information on how you’re allocated and where opportunities are.

The role of Buy-ins for a DB pension fund – they are so much more than longevity hedges

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