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January 13, 2021
With Inflation Expected to Edge Higher, BlackRock Says Buy TIPS

They’re the best way to offset an upward trend in the CPI, the firm advises.

Blackstone Poaches Brown’s Joe Dowling

Chair of university’s investment office tapped to co-lead firm’s $78 billion alternative asset unit.

If You Think the Dollar Has Lost Value Now—Just Wait
Special Report: What Low-Paying Fixed Income Still Gives Us: Ballast
Op-Ed: Which Injections Should Investors Watch in 2021?
Veteran Series: Chris Ailman—‘A World Class Asset Manager’
Study: Paris Climate Agreement Would Hurt US Economy
SPONSORED BY State Street Global Advisors
Asset Allocation: A Year In Review

Asset class returns, correlations, MRI and macro outlook, including currency and inflation, and monthly tactical positioning.

CPPIB Invests $650 Million in Real Estate, Renewable Energy

Canadian pension giant targets US multifamily and European wind farm investments.

Musicians Pension Fund Reapplies for Benefits Cuts

Previous application to Treasury Department had been rejected over mortality, new entrant rate assumptions.

SPONSORED BY Metlife Investment Management
Fallen Angels in Focus

Fallen angels, or issuers that are downgraded from investment grade to high yield, can represent significant risk or reward depending on your vantage point and investment guidelines.

In Focus: Investors’ Dilemma: Buy Stocks in Growing China, or Not?

Beijing’s hard-line policies and investing hurdles complicate the decision.

Industry Intel Roundup—Thought Leadership
Chief Investment Officer is pleased to present the next edition of our Industry Intelligence roundup. This week, we are featuring content from thought leadership authorities. The content was created to educate, inform and offer ideas for plan sponsors regarding plan design, investing, administration and compliance.
Sponsored by Insight Investment
Pension Planning for the Boardroom: Vital discussions for 2021

As we enter the New Year, we expect many CIO readers are taking stock and preparing for meetings to formulate strategy for 2021 and beyond.

Sponsored by PIMCO
Bundled LDI Portfolios: An Antidote to Historically Low Treasury Yields?

Bundling may help plan sponsors unlock alpha potential and supplement low returns from long Treasury bonds.

Sponsored by PIMCO
Distressed Credit Opportunities on Rise Amid Uncertainties in Middle Markets

Liquidity issues and other business risks could prompt a wave of defaults and restructurings, in turn creating fertile ground for opportunistic investing in distressed credit.

Sponsored by American Century Investments®
Breaching Benchmark Borders in Emerging Markets

Finding value and managing risk in emerging markets debt often means seeking opportunities beyond the constraints of a broad market benchmark.

Sponsored by Invesco
Emerging Markets: Time for a Breakout?
Emerging market equities have substantially underperformed developed market equities over the past decade, but analysts and portfolio managers at Invesco believe that trend could be set to reverse. To find out why—and what distinguishes the investment management firm’s approach to emerging markets—CIO recently spoke to senior portfolio managers Jeff Feng and Matt Peden of Invesco. Feng focuses on Invesco’s emerging markets select equity and international select equity strategies, while Peden focuses on the firm’s international select equity and European select equity strategies.
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