Latest White Papers
Published by: Berenberg Asset Management
Given the continued strengthening of the U.S. dollar vis-à-vis most other world currencies combined with a view that this trajectory may continue, we discuss whether or not currency risk should be managed.
Published by: ClearBridge Investments
A significant decline in oil prices has led to increased MLP volatility. However, their fundamentals remain robust. Our latest white paper examines the economics of the U.S. oil and natural gas markets and their impact on the outlook for MLPs.
Published by: WisdomTree Asset Management, Inc.
WisdomTree believes currency-hedged investment strategies are growing in prominence due to shifting policy winds among global central banks.
Published by: Russell Investments
Thousands of corporate pension plans in America have been frozen, while many others are considering such a step. Russell’s Frozen Plan Handbook serves as a simple guide for those who have already frozen—or are considering freezing—their pension plan.
Published by: INTECH
The debate on the benefits and shortcoming of active versus passive investing rages on! This paper explores where we are in the active-management cycle and why it may be shortsighted to move away from active management at this time.
Published by: Newton Capital Management
In recent months the emerging markets universe has been increasingly characterized by diverging performances at regional, industrial sector and company levels. This paper explains why we believe being active in managing emerging market investments may help you find real value.
Published by: American Century Investments
Quantitative strategies are gaining renewed interest as their systematic approaches have resulted in attractive risk-adjusted returns. We examine the enduring qualities that make quantitative investing a compelling and complementary approach within a larger equity portfolio.
Published by: Vanguard
In this new research note, you'll get Vanguard's latest statistics on TDFs. Author Jean Young also examines some key reasons why TDFs continue to reshape investment patterns in DC plans, the growing use of automatic enrollment, and their designation as a qualified default investment alternative.
Published by: Prudential Fixed Income
Many asset managers today advocate that plan sponsors consider a risk-reduction strategy called “hibernation”. But just as glidepaths don’t always “glide”, hibernation is not a passive strategy, but one that needs to be carefully watched. In this paper, we consider how the interplay between a smarter hibernation strategy and different de-risking tools can allow a plan to slowly wind down in both size and risk.
Published by: Capital Group
Capital Group outlines a comprehensive way of evaluating target date funds to help satisfy DOL guidelines, while supporting participants’ retirement savings efforts. Learn about the key factors in our white paper. Securities offered through American Funds Distributors, Inc.
Published by: HSBC Global Asset Management
The growth of factor investing has been astonishing. And the variation in factor criteria and portfolio implementation is equally so. Here we offer a framework for understanding and evaluating factor strategies, focusing on the low volatility factor.
Published by: Prudential
This paper explains the thinking behind Prudential’s Day One Funds, our family of target date funds created to address the retirement risks we all face – with a particular focus on longevity risk.
Published by: Standish
New mortality assumptions reflect improved longevity and will therefore result in increases to both pension liabilities and plan durations. Standish looks at the investment considerations associated with the change in mortality assumptions used for calculating pension liabilities.
Published by: Aberdeen Asset Management
To help achieve a diversified portfolio, it may pay to be adventurous. Aberdeen’s global presence helps you diversify into the world’s most dynamic bond markets. Supported by 70 emerging market investment professionals, we seek out potential opportunities around the world.
Published by: S&P Dow Jones Indices
Investing in infrastructure has become popular among institutional and private investors. Infrastructure assets provide essential services in transport, energy, water, communications and social services. Investment managers may consider different benchmarks depending on their own definition of the investment universe.
Published by: McGladrey
Fierce competition for real estate assets is having ramifications for the due diligence process. Requirements are more rigorous than ever, yet the due diligence timeline is being compressed. Investors need to work harder (and faster) to ensure investment success.
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