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MAPping the Future of Pension Funding

The Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2014, which temporarily maintains the solvency of the Highway Trust Fund, can benefit most pension plan sponsors by giving them flexibility around the timing and amount of contributions for the next several years, but may not decrease the total amount of contributions required over the long term.

August 2014

Avoid the Agg Drag

For plan sponsors that wish to de-risk, the Agg may not be the solution

July 2014

A Framework for Benchmarking Private Investments

Private investments often play an important role in an investor’s portfolio, yet the inconsistent methodologies typically used to evaluate private investment performance and public market performance result in a lack of understanding about true relative performance. This report provides our views on best practices for measuring private investment performance and introduces a framework for benchmarking private investments.

March 2014

Concentrated Stock Portfolios

Families can use several strategies to mitigate the risks of single-stock exposures, thereby supporting both wealth-preservation and philanthropic goals.

September 2013

Why Did I Diversify?

While simple 100% U.S. equity and stock/bond portfolios have outperformed recently, highly diversified portfolios have superior returns over decades.

August 2013

Growth Equity is All Grown Up

Growth equity has matured and evolved into a distinct asset class with different characteristics from both venture capital and private equity, and may represent an attractive alternative for certain investors. For those old enough to remember the commercials, U.S. growth equity could perhaps be called the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup of the private investment world. […]

June 2013