This post was originally produced on 10/15/21.
“Increasing equity exposure in the hope that a greater return will reduce the need for future contributions hasn’t yet proven to be true. It has ensured that total expenses (management fees) have gone up, as well as the overall volatility of the funded status, but success hasn’t been guaranteed. Given where valuations currently reside, either dramatically reduce the equity exposure or reconfigure your fixed-income exposure from a total return-seeking mandate to a cash flow matching implementation that now allows time for the alpha assets to recover after the next equity market correction. There will be one!”