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Read below for more information on how to handle bonds, how the Milliman Managed Risk Strategy™ (MMRS) works, and how to reduce inflation risk during retirement. To get our newsletters on topics like these and more, sign up here.


Are you prepared for a bear market in bonds?

While few are now predicting a crash, there exists a high degree of uncertainty given the length of the bull market in bonds and the extreme level of re-leveraging by central banks in recent years.

Debunking the long-term view

There is a strong correlation between risk and return, but there are often long periods of time when investors aren’t rewarded for taking on greater risk.

How to tell if your portfolio protection strategy is underperforming

Retirees need to pay greater attention to risk while still attempting to maximise returns.


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Why funds should look at where their members live

Where members live has significant implications for funds, especially those with regionally focused memberships, which will affect engagement strategies, portfolio construction and financial planning advice.

Should super funds use inflation as a benchmark for retiree returns?

Inflation is an important factor to consider in portfolio construction, but the Milliman Retirement Expenditure and Profiles shows that the Consumer Price Inflation index is far from an accurate measure for retirees.

Housing affordability: Not just a problem for the young

As housing affordability edges further out of reach, a greater proportion of older Australians could be paying off their homes well into retirement, acting as a drag on retirement living standards.


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Milliman FRM Insight: May 2016 Market Commentary

Year to date through May, the amount of 2016 stock buybacks is on pace to be just 55% of the amount in 2015.

Milliman FRM Insight: April 2016 Market Commentary

After trending down through much of February and March, US volatility leveled off in April and remained low as investors absorbed incoming quarterly earnings data.

Milliman FRM Insight: March 2016 Market Commentary

March saw a continuation of February’s second half reversal as U.S., developed, and emerging markets all moved firmly higher and (with the exception of EAFE) into positive year-to-date territory.


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