Why the LDI shock matters for DC schemes

By Why the LDI shock matters for DC schemes, Mar 13, 2023 2:13:52 PM

For those hiding under a rock, the LDI crisis arose from a reckless mini-budget - essentially unfunded tax cuts - which spooked...

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Patrick Woods

As Head of Commercial Development, Patrick Woods is responsible for managing the implementation of all strategic business development initiatives on behalf of the prospects and clients of Avida. Having commenced his career lecturing in Economics at the Dundalk Institute of Technology Business School, Patrick joined Standard Life’s Irish investment team in Edinburgh in the mid-1990s, initially as Economist and Equities analyst. Over the subsequent decade, he went on to manage multi-asset portfolios joining the organisation’s global asset allocation committee. Following this, Patrick was tasked with establishing the organisation in Europe. He achieved considerable success, with the firm becoming a leading asset manager in the Dutch institutional marketplace. More recently, he was responsible for the management and development of key relationships incorporating clients in North America and Scandinavia.

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Posts by Patrick Woods

Patrick Woods

Letter To A Customer

Jul 15, 2020 1:22:27 PM

Twenty seven years ago I started out in the asset management industry. I was ...

Patrick Woods

The Pace Of Change

Jul 8, 2020 10:55:42 AM

It's amazing how in some cases the unimaginable becomes normal very quickly. - ...

Patrick Woods

Opportunities In Lockdown

Jun 25, 2020 2:24:38 PM

All around us for the past three months we have seen examples of individuals ...

Patrick Woods

Message To A Customer

Jun 23, 2020 9:00:00 AM

Like many of you I suspect, I have become more conscious of risk. At the outset ...

Patrick Woods

The Shape Of Recovery

Jun 9, 2020 11:32:53 AM

There is considerable ongoing debate concerning the nature of the economic ...

Patrick Woods

Thinking About Pension Funds

Jun 4, 2020 1:59:50 PM

Whilst they may not have attracted as much news attention as their sponsors, ...

Patrick Woods

Planning For Business As Usual

Jun 2, 2020 2:18:13 PM

If, like me, you “enjoy” your politics then recently there has been much to be ...

Patrick Woods

Be Careful Not To Become Over-Committed To Commitment

May 26, 2020 12:31:02 PM

We all place considerable emphasis on commitment. We work hard to confirm our ...

Patrick Woods

Eavesdropping On Webinars

May 21, 2020 10:00:00 AM

I am a member of a management consultancy focused on the financial industry. I ...


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