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Driving risk adjusted return on capital

FIS Global | Sep 25, 2017

Can Investment Managers and Actuarial Teams Connect to Drive Growth?

Explore the benefits of a connected and mutual approach to insurance liabilities to drive better outcomes in terms of returns on capital allocated.

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ETFs: Dynamic Tools for Institutional Portfolios

BlackRock | May 15, 2017

In a recently released study, results show European institutions have adopted ETFs for a diverse range of portfolio applications. Results reveal institutional investors view ETFs as effective use for managing liquidity, inflation and concentration risk.

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BNY Mellon | Dec 7, 2016

This white paper explores a range of innovative solutions that can help financial institutions and institutional investors meet today’s collateral challenges.

Pioneer Investments | Dec 2, 2016

How our multi-asset investment process seeks effective diversification by diversifying risk across several low correlated strategies.

Eaton Vance | Jun 10, 2016

Floating-rate loans deserve consideration as a strategic portfolio allocation because they can offer:
■ Attractive yields – The rate on loans was among the highest global fixed-income sectors (as of 30 April 2016).
■ Protection against interest-rate risk – Loans have near-zero duration and rates that move with the underlying benchmark – typically Libor.
■ A structure designed to mitigate credit risk – Senior/secured positioning in the capital structure offers a layer of protection that is unique in the corporate fixed-income market.
■ A forward-looking allocation – Loans historically have outperformed the broad bond market in flat and rising rate environments. We believe loans are likely to be an important source of diversification in the coming years.

Eaton Vance | Jun 2, 2016

■ High-yield bonds occupy a special capital market niche: They have offered better risk-adjusted returns than equities and lower interest-rate sensitivity than the broad fixedincome market.
■ To date, high-yield bonds have been less vulnerable to the adverse effects of rising rates than other fixed-income sectors and have provided positive total returns in rising rate markets.
■ Adding high-yield bonds to a broad fixed-income allocation has improved portfolio efficiency, based on 10-year hypothetical performance of blended portfolios.
■ Recent problems in the energy sector sparked a broad sell-off of high yield, resulting in value opportunities for investors with the expertise and diligence to select quality issuers.

BNY Mellon | Mar 18, 2016

Read about the new regulations relating to collateral management requiring industry participants to understand the ‘consequences of change’.

BNY Mellon | Nov 10, 2015

This background paper, co-written by The Field Effect and BNY Mellon, is the first in a series of papers which will focus on the wide-ranging collateral management market issues and opportunities currently facing financial market participants.

Pioneer Investments | Mar 3, 2013

Over the last decade, the equity markets have experienced a dramatic increase in volatility. In the medium to long-term Pioneer believes that certain issues, such as Central Banks exit strategies, public debt deleveraging and the transformation of emerging economies could still lead to episodes of high volatility. Find out more in this white paper.