combination matching

Definition

A bond portfolio strategy in which liabilities are broken into two time periods, known as short and long. During the short period - typically the first few years (usually no more than five) - cash flow matching is used to cover liabilities. The short period is followed by duration matching (multi-period immunization) for the subsequent years. A combination matching strategy is used when there is an increased risk in yield curve shifts which could lower the value of investments. also called horizon matching.
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