The founder of PIMCO is known as one of the most successful bond managers in U.S. history; his rocky 2014 breakup with the firm he founded offers some important takeaways for investment managers and their clients.
Despite investing towards return goals in the 5% to 8% range, many endowments and foundations surveyed by CAPTRUST say they are unwilling or unable to withstand significant volatility.
One of the toughest challenges facing plan sponsors is broadening the perspective of participants to look beyond what has happened in the markets in the last week or month, and to truly be strategic about their investing.
Charles Schwab’s 2019 forecast does not suggest long-term investors should rotate their portfolios away from risky assets, but investors should be more thoughtful about the growth assets they hold.
The long-running litigation appears to be heading for a mediated conclusion, after a contentious discovery process that produced over 260,000 pages of documents and more than 20 depositions.
Experts at the Best of PSNC 2018 event in Boston reviewed plan sponsors’ use of different fund types and fee structures, offering up tips for better analysis of investment and recordkeeping expenses.
J.P. Morgan anticipates labor supply constraints in developed countries starting in the next decade; while global growth expectations are modestly good, the firm urges policymakers to consider the importance of immigration when it comes to fueling future growth.
Faced with “growing obsolescence risk,” PGIM says there are two concrete steps that institutional asset owners should consider.
Commissioner Stein also encouraged the SEC to implement “mandatory periodic disclosures about the value of investors’ 401(k) accounts to show how much income will likely be generated in retirement.”
A new white paper offers a few important warnings for institutions thinking about using ETFs and trying to understand ETF liquidity relative to other investment vehicles.
Responsible practices and policies have been shown to serve corporations better in the long run, strengthening their ability to meet the needs of their customers in a sustainable manner.
Higher short-term rates translate into additional income for investors from their bond portfolios, and their fixed-income allocation should provide greater ballast for the more volatile equity component of their portfolios, says Joseph Davis, with Vanguard.
MassMutual debuts RetireSMART TDF series with J.P. Morgan glide paths, while AXA doubles down on SRI/ESG integration.
Northern Trust expects relatively steady economic growth, controlled inflation and accommodative monetary policy.
Industry observers fear that 10 years following the collapse of Lehman Brothers, many investors, including retirement plan investors, may have forgotten lessons that should have been learned.
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“There is a lot of value in having conversations about retirement income that are not just product driven,” said Josh Cohen, head of institutional defined contribution for PGIM.
Despite something of a tepid second quarter, pension plans have enjoyed a strong year of growth.
A Willis Towers Watson report suggests large capital flows into certain squeezed portions of the private credit market are creating downward pressure on returns and upward pressure on risk.