Liability Driven Investing

We take a practical approach to liability driven investing (LDI) by working with clients and consultants to help define plan sponsor’s objectives, develop solutions, and ultimately build prudent and cost-effective portfolios. To achieve this, we combine the liability-hedging expertise of our LDI team with our traditional high-quality, bottom-up investment philosophy, and provide seamless guidance through all stages of a plan sponsor’s LDI journey.

A History in LDI

  • Since our inception in 1987, we have provided practical solutions for plan sponsors seeking fixed income exposure.
  • Our high-quality, duration- and curve-neutral portfolio construction approach is a natural fit for pension plans looking to reduce funded status volatility.
  • Our LDI Team is comprised of investment, client service, and actuarial professionals; together we develop solutions tailored to unique plan liabilities.
  • IR+M offers LDI solutions via funds and separate accounts, balancing efficiency of standard strategies and benchmarks with customization as needed.


The LDI Journey

  • We understand that LDI is an evolving process, and strategies transition over time as funded status, market conditions, and regulations change.
  • Our LDI philosophy is based on establishing a deep understanding of our client’s needs and risk preferences and then creating a solution that best meets those desired objectives, without unnecessary over complication.
  • As sponsors move through their LDI journeys, they often require increasingly sophisticated investment solutions to meet the changing risk profiles of their plans.
  • Clients and consultants choose us because of our ability to proactively and effectively partner across all stages of the LDI implementation process.


  • 125 LDI Portfolios
  • $30.7 billion in LDI AUM
  • Dedicated LDI Team
  • Separate accounts and private investment fund options
  • Ability to customize portfolios and benchmarks
  • Over 30-year proven track record managing LDI portfolios

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