Is it time to declare that the world’s second largest economy and equity market is an asset class? We developed a framework based on comprehensive research that shows China is more than just an opportunity, it's a strategic investment category.
A growing number of multi-national companies are embracing a globally-coordinated approach to managing their retirement plans. To help you build on your retirement plan vision, BlackRock has created a framework for designing global retirement principles and governance.
Gold can play a fundamental role in a portfolio. Our analysis shows that adding 2%, 5% or 10% in gold over the past decade to the average pension fund portfolio would have both increased returns and reduced volatility, resulting in higher risk-adjusted returns.
Despite tight credit spreads, Artisan Partners Credit Team believes the benign credit backdrop of strong economic momentum and low default activity should create a favorable environment for high yield investors going forward.
As a long-standing provider of employee benefits; Prudential sponsored a survey to gain perspective on how employers think about their benefits programs overall, and gauge the role that financial wellness programs play.
We believe China’s risks for a hard landing have decreased due to a confluence of positive forces. Our optimism is driven by better quality economic growth involving an increased role for the private sector and effective shadow banking regulation.
In a global rising tide, small craft may get a bigger lift than cruise ships. International small-cap stocks offer a large opportunity set, strong historical performance, diversification benefits and a somewhat lower risk profile than U.S. investors might expect.
The study explores six key themes within the fixed income asset class through the opinions and experiences of 79 leading fixed income specialists across pension funds, sovereign investors, insurers and private banks around the world.
Public companies create impact due simply to their global reach, deep supply chains and communities where they operate. Asset managers can enhance the impact and performance of public equities by actively allocating to those having a positive influence on society and the planet.
Xi Jinping is set to begin another term as Chinese President--and become the most powerful Chinese leader since Chairman Mao. What does this mean for China and the world? Find out in the latest AIQ magazine from Aviva Investors.
Markets have finally entered a new regime of improving confidence, growth, leverage, and prices. For investors, success ahead will require a more active approach.
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