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

Is Copying The Successes Of Your Competitors A Valid Growth Strategy?

Feb 6, 2020 10:15:00 AM

In theory at least, there are many ways to create and nurture a successful ...

Patrick Woods

How To Implement ESG Throughout The Governance Chain

Feb 5, 2020 10:36:37 AM

Yesterday morning Avida International hosted its spring London roundtable ...

Patrick Woods

Why Accurate Reporting Is Key To Improving Customer Satisfaction

Jan 29, 2020 10:00:00 AM

Its true that life was a lot simpler thirty years ago. News reports appeared ...

Patrick Woods

The Importance Of Business Disaster Recovery Plans: Investors And Pension Funds Can Learn Much From The Military's Approach To Risk And Crisis Management.

Jan 28, 2020 10:00:00 AM

Military commanders face ambiguous and fast-moving circumstances, which can ...

Patrick Woods

Is There A Conflict Between Business Growth Aspirations And What Is In The Client's Best Interest?

Jan 23, 2020 12:33:18 PM

I know of few entrepreneurs whose ambition is it to preside over a declining or ...

Patrick Woods

Is There A Role For Data In The Client Retention Process?

Jan 21, 2020 10:15:32 AM

Everyone talks about the power of Big Data. We are told these huge volumes of ...

Patrick Woods

Growing Your Business Organically And Successfully Requires A Deeper Understanding Of Your Organisation

Jan 14, 2020 10:30:30 AM

I’m a great believer in the importance of organisational culture. Like ...

Patrick Woods

What Does Customer Satisfaction In The Financial Services Industry Look Like?

Jan 9, 2020 11:04:14 AM

During the Christmas break, I treated my ever-expanding family to a few days at ...

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It's The Time Of Year When Many Financial Sector Institutions Set Out Predictions For The Year Ahead

Jan 8, 2020 10:45:00 AM

We’ve decided to have a go. Our selection contains at least a few you may be ...


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