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Responsible Investing - General Considerations and Implications for Fixed Income

This document evaluates arguments in favour of "responsible investing", but also illustrates the difficulties in defining this term.

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Challenges Pension Funds Face due to Low Interest Rates
 

Risk-averse asset-only investors should go for short duration as risk return is distributed highly asymmetrically.

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Currency Risk and Implications for Swiss Pension Funds
 

The suspension of currency hedging is a tactical decision. As the CHF is a traditional safe haven, currency risk can be substantial during tail events. Therefore, it is very difficult to weight the cost savings to the additional risk.