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January 6, 2021
CIO's 2020 Liability-Driven Investment Survey: Still Seeking Less Risky Fixed Income

Despite dismal rates, DB plans still choose to de-risk with bonds.

UBS: Where to Invest as the Dollar Keeps Weakening in 2021

Some asset classes stand to do very well, the bank finds, with no end in sight to the buck’s free-fall.

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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 Wellington Management
Expanding the Liability-Hedging Tool Kit: A Securitized Solution?

As corporate DB plans gradually de-risk, it may be critical to consider opportunities to diversify their liability-hedging allocations beyond long corporate exposure.

PBGC Approves Merger to Aid Struggling Multiemployer Plan

The settlement is intended to help protect 50,000 Giant, Safeway employees and retirees in the Washington, D.C., area.

The Rebound Play: Brazilian Asset Manager Vinci to Go Public in the US

The firm, whose current investors include LACERA and the Rhode Island pension plan, believes the economically stricken South American nation is prepared for a turnaround.

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.

In Focus: Index-Besotted Institutions Miss Out on Good Deal—Stock Pickers

Sure, passive beats active hollow overall, but ferreting out the market beaters is worth it. Some pension funds heartily agree, some really don’t.

Editorial: CIOeditors@issmediasolutions.com
Industry Intel Roundup—Featured Webcasts
Chief Investment Officer is pleased to present the next edition of our Industry Intelligence roundup. This week, we are featuring webcasts sponsored by experienced providers in the industry. The content was created to educate, inform and offer ideas for plan sponsors regarding plan design, investing, administration and compliance.
Chief Investment Officer 2021 Allocator Insights Series: ESG and Sustainable Investing
Whether it’s a sustainable sleeve in a portfolio or a successful screen for investments, environmental, social, and governance (ESG) investing is growing. This webinar will explore effective ways to use ESG investing as a tool to enhance returns. We’ll be asking what the future is for ESG and sustainable investments, investigate key growing markets, and explore how current investment tactics can be used for long time horizons.
Sponsored by Easterly
Assessing SPACs as an Institutional Allocation
In the current market, where investors have lofty return objectives and limited optionality on how to meet those objectives while maintaining an acceptable risk profile, an allocation to SPACs should be considered. Leveraging their deep market knowledge as a SPAC investor, a SPAC sponsor, and as a leader of a company that has gone public via the SPAC structure, the panel will work to address the potential suitability of a SPAC allocation within an institutional portfolio.
Sponsored by Backstop Solutions
If Time is Money, Institutional Investors Are Losing More Than You Think
Recently, Backstop and Mercer sponsored a productivity study to understand how institutional investors are spending their time. The results are quite shocking - on average, 30% of an investment team member's time is wasted on non-core and non-value-adding tasks. In this webinar, Backstop and Mercer share their in-depth survey results and findings, as well as provide their recommendations on how institutional investors can better harness technology, research, and data to better optimize their time.
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