European Data Centers
The data center market in Europe has benefited from global demand drivers such as structural changes, growth in cloud services, e-commerce and remote working.
Most public and private defined benefit pension plan sponsors aim to design an effective liability driven investment (LDI) strategy that balances several objectives – achieving the desired funded status for the plan, managing return-seeking assets in the portfolio against relevant benchmarks, and effectively de-risking and hedging future liabilities. LDI portfolios traditionally rely on a combination of Treasury securities and long and medium duration corporate bonds as hedging instruments. Today, sponsors are challenged with the implications of a low interest rate environment as well as the potential for negative credit migration within their investment grade corporate holdings.