Client Type: Pensions

Research Report September 2019
Alternative Risk Premia: A Diversifying Option for Investors (Euro Edition)

Elevated equity market valuations and potentially rising bond yields suggest the return environment for traditional risk assets could be difficult. Faced with this challenge, institutional investors are seeking alternative sources of return. Alternative risk premia (ARP) strategies—which harvest well-established risk premia and market anomalies across asset classes—may fit the bill. ARP strategies have exhibited low…
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Research Report September 2019
Managing Portfolios Through Equity Market Downturns

Thoughtful decisions during chaotic environments are what separate the top-performing investors from everyone else. In this series, we review five important topics that should inform any plan to manage portfolios through equity market downturns.
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Research Report September 2019
Market History

Equity market downturns are chaotic environments that are rarely short-lived—the best advice is to be prepared.
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Research Note September 2019
Portfolio Liquidity

Investors that have inflexible spending needs and large allocations to illiquid assets should plan how they will tackle the next downturn’s liquidity challenges.

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Research Note September 2019
Diversification Challenges

As investors prepare for the next equity market downturn, they should take a closer look at the benefits and limits of diversification.

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Research Note September 2019
Behavioral Roadblocks

Bear markets often trigger emotional responses that can sometimes lead investors to act contrary to their long-term objectives; as such they need simple strategies to help overcome their worst instincts.
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Research Report September 2019
Playing Offense

Investors should review existing policies regarding portfolio rebalancing and tactical asset allocation and ensure they have a strategy to play offense during the next downturn.
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Pension Series August 2019
Revving UK Pension Schemes’ Funding Engines

A number of UK defined benefit pension schemes have experienced significant funding level gains in recent years, driven by sponsor contributions, liability management exercises, and strong equity market returns. However, due to increased volatility in global equity markets, relatively high valuations in many market segments, and the late stages of the economic and credit cycles, optimising the scheme’s growth engine is more challenging than ever. This paper provides a framework for how to achieve that goal.
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July 2019
Four Key Strategies for Managing Pension Risk

While overseeing pension plans is increasingly complex and there’s no silver bullet solution, employing these four strategies can do much to reduce risk. CFOs at companies that offer defined benefits might be forgiven for feeling frustrated that, in addition to oversight responsibility for company financial performance, shareholder relations, accounting, tax, and myriad other functions, they…
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