Kevin McLaughlin

Head of Liability Risk Management at Insight Investment
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Kevin is based in Insight’s New York office and works on the design and delivery of investment solutions tailored to address client-specific risk, return and strategy objectives.

He joined in August 2016 from Deutsche Bank where he was Head of Pension Advisory in the US investment banking division, specializing in financial risk solutions and corporate pension strategy. Prior to this, Kevin worked at Mercer where he was a founding member of the Financial Strategy Group, focussing on liability-driven investment strategies and pension risk defeasance programs. He started his career in Dublin and has subsequently worked in Brussels and London before moving to New York in 2010.

Kevin holds a bachelor’s degree in actuarial and financial studies, is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries (FIA), holds a Charter in Financial Analysis as well as an MBA from the Instituto de Empresa, Madrid. He additionally maintains a Series 3 license and is an Associated Person with the National Futures Association.

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  • If they don’t hedge for interest rates and get it wrong, even small movements in interest rates will mean the return needed from growth assets will increase exponentially.

    20 March 2021
  • Through February, discount rates have risen approximately 45 bps [basis points], which has caused the liability to drop approximately 5%. Assets have remained level with the losses in fixed income due to rising rates offset by gains in the return-seeking asset portfolio.

    20 March 2021
  • We view the changes to pension funding to be as significant as the introduction of the Pension Protection Act itself in 2006.

    20 March 2021
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