John Southall

Head of Solutions Research

John Southall
John works on financial modelling, investment strategy development and thought leadership. He also gets involved in bespoke strategy work. John used to work as a pensions consultant before joining LGIM in 2011. He has a PhD in dynamical systems and is a qualified actuary.

Other articles by John Southall

DC glidepaths: a random dog walk down Wall Street
John Southall
Investment strategy

DC glidepaths: a random dog walk down Wall Street

Is human capital bond-like or equity-like? We examine the research and consider how it could info...
By John Southall
14 Nov 2022
4 min read
The end (game) is nigh: UK DB health at an all-time high
Investment strategy

The end (game) is nigh: UK DB health at an all-time high

Our latest research reveals that UK defined benefit (DB) schemes are at their healthiest-ever...
By John SouthallYikai Shen
07 Sep 2022
2 min read
Out of the labyrinth: Managing limited-price indexation cashflows
John Southall
Investment strategy

Out of the labyrinth: Managing limited-price indexation cashflows

Limited-price indexation pension increases are challenging to hedge perfectly but they may be...
By John Southall
23 Aug 2022
3 min read
When buy-in opportunities knock
John Southall
Investment strategy

When buy-in opportunities knock

How planning ahead and target-setting may help schemes access more favourable de-risking scenario...
By John Southall
13 Jul 2022
5 min read
Triggers for buy-in – playing the 'waiting game'
John Southall
Investment strategy

Triggers for buy-in – playing the 'waiting game'

Why buy-in ahead of full funding may make sense when the time is right.
By John Southall
24 May 2022
5 min read
Volatility in the endgame – friend or foe?
Investment strategy

Volatility in the endgame – friend or foe?

As many pension schemes enter their endgames and their solvency funding levels approach 100%, a...
By John SouthallMathew Webb
28 Apr 2022
5 min read
Allocations for inflation (part 5): a tale of three asset classes
John Southall
Investment strategy

Allocations for inflation (part 5): a tale of three asset classes

As John Roe highlighted in his blog in this series , we believe clients shouldn't lose sight of...
By John Southall
31 Mar 2022
4 min read
Cashflow-matching credit – room for improvement?
John Southall
Investment strategy

Cashflow-matching credit – room for improvement?

Could shorter-dated credit help DB schemes' cashflow matching?
By John Southall
30 Mar 2022
5 min read
DB endgame strategy: marvellous monitoring
John Southall
Investment strategy

DB endgame strategy: marvellous monitoring

As many defined benefit (DB) schemes mature, there is increasing attention on how they should ada...
By John Southall
24 Feb 2022
5 min read

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