Analysis & Research

Is more investment choice actually good for DC plan members?

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While previous research has indicated that defined contribution pension plan members benefit from a limited number of core investment options because it reduces choice overload, ...

Are liquid alternative ETFs the next frontier for institutional investors?

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New research from Greenwich Associates has found that institutional players have allocated US$47 billion to liquid alternative exchange traded funds, comprising a fair chunk of their ...

Do lower carbon portfolios really perform better? 

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Some have suggested there could be a return premium to lowering the carbon intensity of a portfolio. By constructing low carbon strategies called decarbonization factors, which ...

The shifting nature of private equity

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While private equity’s original advantage was taking over a firm to revamp its governance and operations, private equity companies are now finding fewer underperforming firms ...

The who and why of pension de-risking

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Like Canadian defined benefit plans, many U.S. plan sponsors are purchasing annuities to get out of the pension business. But why are companies choosing the ...

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