Tag: markets

LDI Strategies and Preparing DB Plans for Recessions

Speakers on a PGIM Fixed Income webcast offered practical steps pension plan sponsors can take today and over time to protect funding levels; they suggested liability-driven investing is a smart way to “get off the funded-status rollercoaster.”

As Volatility Returned, Endowment Index Lost Ground in 2018

The Endowment Index represents a benchmark for analyzing the investable opportunity of managers of portfolios utilizing the “Endowment Investment Philosophy” or who “otherwise incorporate alternative investments within a comprehensive asset allocation.”

Labor Shortage Among Developed Market Headwinds

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.

SEC Fixed Income Liquidity Committee Sets First Meeting

The committee is staffed with a diverse group of outside experts, including individuals representing the views of retail and institutional investors, small and large issuers, trading venues, dealers, and self-regulatory organizations, among others.

The Old Equity Bull Market Charges Into 2018

“A bad day in 2017 was a flat day,” says Bob Doll, chief equity strategist at Nuveen Asset Management. “Turning to 2018 we can be quite optimistic once again, but even so, we have to keep in mind that 2016 and 2017 were not normal.”

Inflation and the Fixed-Income Outlook for 2018

Recent discussion among Federal Reserve Board members has brought into question the transitory nature of the current lower level of inflation, says Matt Toms, Voya Investment Management’s chief investment officer for fixed income.