Analysis & Research

Has the value premium disappeared?

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Since the value premium was originally outlined by Eugene Fama and Kenneth French in the early 1990s, has it declined or disappeared in the U.S. ...

Target-date funds a game changer for plan member outcomes: research

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In the U.S., target-date funds in workplace retirement plans have grown from $5 billion in 2000 to $734 billion in 2018, with many benefits for ...

What do cancer research and predicting treasury yields have in common?

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Historically, the expertise and tools required in cancer research had little, if nothing, to do with the skills and tools used in quantitative finance. But ...

How do third-party advisors impact DC pension plan performance?

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In the world of defined contribution pensions, a plan’s investment menu is important because members’ choices are constrained by the funds that are available. And, ...

A look at designing and implementing long-term pension investment mandates

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With any pension investment, plan sponsors must follow the same steps: set a policy, select asset managers and ensure strong governance, monitoring and evaluation. Pension funds ...

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