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Defined contribution plan sponsors want the best outcomes for participants, but plan improvements can also bring unexpected consequences. To help understand how this can occur, BlackRock applies deep participant-level data analysis to three real world case studies—and reveals surprising results.
While we head into the year favoring the US, investors should assume a more defensive posture as late-cycle risks mount and be prepared to reposition to other regions as opportunities shift.
The U.S. floating rate Treasury note has grown into a $357 billion market, generating robust investor demand and providing the Treasury with needed flexibility in managing the duration of its liabilities. For more than a few investors, however, the securities remain a curiosity.
DB pension plans divert resources from the core business, constrain cash flows and limit performance. Since decisions to divest and decisions to de-risk a pension obligation are driven by the same factors, pension risk transfer should be viewed through a divestment lens.
Retirement planning decisions – when to take Social Security, how to allocate assets and whether to buy an annuity – are complex and interrelated. We present a framework that aims to optimize these decisions collectively and seeks stable and consistent retirement income.
A panel of emerging market experts that includes Maria Negrete-Gruson, managing director and portfolio manager at Artisan Partners; Ricardo Adrogué, head of emerging markets debt at Barings; and Claire Franklin, portfolio manager at BMO Global Asset Management discuss the macro-environment, share company and country specifics, and offer insights on where to look past the headlines.
Our latest Investment intelligence Q&A looks at what fixed income and alternatives can offer investors today, our approach to investing sustainably and how we can help institutions meet their long-term investment goals
Factors define the sources of portfolio risk and return. MSCI factor research is firmly grounded in academic theory and empirical evidence while MSCI factor models are based on robust econometric techniques and reflect best investment practice.
The investment industry has firmly embraced factor investing as a way to try to generate superior returns and manage risk, but have the benefits of analyzing factors within portfolios been fully recognized?
Should you stay on the funded status rollercoaster or move toward a recession-ready LDI strategy? In this paper, Tom McCartan of PGIM Fixed Income shares practical steps U.S. corporate pension plans can take now to protect their funded status ahead of the next recession.
International micro cap equities are an overlooked asset class that can provide investors with an opportunity to generate significant alpha, increase diversification, and complete or enhance existing portfolio allocations.
ESG scoring has become a popular tool for investors and portfolio managers but they should understand that ESG scoring comes with some bias. Nissay Asset Management uses a simulation model to analyze the effect of corporate information disclosure on ESG scoring.
Cryptocurrencies have been surrounded by hype and controversy - but the technology behind them, blockchain, is rapidly demonstrating its potential as a powerful sustainability solution. While offering advantages in many ESG related areas this relatively new technology has several issues to overcome.
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