Latest White Papers

Satisfy Department of Labor Guidelines with a Participant-Focused Approach to Target Date Funds

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.

MLPs Will Weather the Storm: Pullback Provides Attractive Entry Point for Patient Investors

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.

Active vs. Passive: The Age-Old Debate

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.

The Investment and Management of Frozen Pension Plans

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.

Why Currency-Hedge Foreign Developed Equities?

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.

Hibernation: Managing a Sleeping Bear

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.

Approaches to Benchmarking Listed Infrastructure

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.

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