Pensions & Investments has revamped its website, www.pionline.
com, providing enhancements both cosmetic and functional, based on feedback from users.
All readers are invited to try it out and give us your opinion. For a limited time, access to all content is free to all visitors; normally, access is available only to P&Is paid subscribers.
The first thing youll notice is a new look and feel, making the site easier to read. Weve increased the amount of exclusive online content news, audiocasts, white papers and more. Look at the Only on Pionline.com box on page 2 for pionline.com exclusives and additional web-extra content. Youll find articles that arent available anywhere else, and content from our P&I Daily e-mail newsletter that isnt available in the printed issue
In addition to improved navigation, pionline.com offers a better search engine, making it easier to find what youre looking for amid the vast amount of content archived on the site. There is also a most popular article tool, letting you see what other readers are most interested in at the moment.
Institutional investors are among the most demanding consumers of news and information. P&Is website redesign focused on improving our users experience by making it easier to navigate and find what they are looking for, said Christopher J. Battaglia, publisher. The addition of intraday news, multimedia content and more graphics will ensure pionline.
coms place as the favorite homepage of the professional investing community.
Another important addition is the investment tools section, which gives users resources ranging from index and mutual fund tracking to back-office support. Lippers Web Solution provides mutual fund analysis and screening for every level of investor, including daily updates of funds and Lipper indexes. The Dow Jones Indexes index performance tool provides current and comprehensive updates on leading index measures, breaking the U.S. equity market down by size, style and sector. Informa Investment Solutions Inc. provides the IIS Top Guns listing of the 10 best-performing money managers for each of 48 peer group universes; Investment Manager Powerhouse to let you search for managers by investment approach; and SMA indexes that supply benchmark data from universes of separately managed accounts. The PIPODs Popular Index Portfolio Opportunity Distributions allow you to generate a peer universe that can be used to measure manager performance. And the Morningstar Market Barometer provides a snapshot view of the market, allowing instant analysis of performance trends using Morningstar indexes.
In addition, weve redesigned P&I Daily, adding headlines for easier navigation, especially for subscribers who read the Daily on their PDAs.
The modifications of our website were based on online readership surveys and user feedback, said David Klein, general manager, online services. The nature of web technology requires us to constantly revise our offerings as we try to service the needs of our online users. The change in platform will enable us to make continued improvements and enhancements to our site in an expedient manner.