Thought Leadership Round-Up Brought to you by Chief Investment Officer

Chief Investment Officer is pleased to present our latest Thought Leadership Round-Up newsletter featuring articles, white papers, webcasts and videos from thought leaders in the industry.

Featured Podcasts
Charles Millard’s Pension Proposals
The former PBGC director talks about what’s going on in Washington and more.
Featured Thought Leadership
A Plan Sponsor’s Guide to the Duration-Extension Decision

Many corporate DB plans are looking for ways to maximize the duration of their liability-hedging allocations while using as little capital as possible.

Sponsored by Wellington Management
Partial Risk Transfers: Less Than Meets the Eye

Actuarial firms, bankers and insurance companies have been urging U.S. defined benefit plan sponsors to transfer their liabilities to a third party. Transferring the total liability has proven too onerous for most plan sponsors, so these institutions have been pitching partial risk transfers (PRT) instead. However, the touted long-term cost savings and pension risk reduction may turn out to be underwhelming, if not elusive.

Sponsored by PIMCO
Building a Business Case for a Multi-Asset Class Portfolio Management Platform

5 Steps to Getting Consensus on Technology Selection and Accelerating Value

Sponsored by Solovis
What Invesco’s Expanded Models Are Saying About Equities, Diversification
An interview with Neil Blundell & Jacob Borbidge
Sponsored by Invesco
Taming Data: How CIOs Can Leverage Technology to Improve Their Operations

CIOs today have access to unprecedented volumes of data that can help in exploring and implementing investment ideas, vetting and monitoring investment managers and overseeing portfolios. But many lack the systems they need to take maximum advantage of the data available to them—or the insights that data could deliver.

Sponsored by Backstop Solutions
Invesco Vision: Portfolio management decision support system
Invesco Vision allows investors to carefully apply their judgement, to make better-informed investment decisions that are aligned with achieving their specific investment objectives.
Sponsored by Invesco
Tapping a Misunderstood Alpha Source: Effective Corporate Bond Portfolio Construction
Learn how portfolio construction can unlock excess returns.
Sponsored by AVIVA Investors
Actis Publishes Open Source Impact Measurement Framework
In a drive to systematically measure the social and environmental impact of investments, Actis has published a white paper that for the first time uses real examples to show numerical comparisons across diverse sectors and geographies.
Sponsored by Actis
Invesco’s 2019 Global Fixed Income Study
Explore key insights from institutional fixed income specialists from around the world.
Sponsored by Invesco
Featured Webcasts
Meeting CIO challenges in setting strategy and managing risk
A complex and dynamic investment landscape has shifted the role of CIO – performance expectations are high, and the necessary resources aren’t always readily available to focus on building their investment strategy. Long-term capital market assumptions based on solid theory and investment practitioner expertise serve an important role in building an outcome-oriented multi-asset portfolio to meet specific investment goals. Join this webcast for exclusive insights regarding what CIOs identify as their most pressing needs, the outcomes they want, and the collaborative solutions they are arriving at with their asset manager partners to meet their goals.
Sponsored by Invesco
Decision-Making in the Age of Imperfect Data

Data comes in various formats, with various lag times, at various levels of depth. Sometimes, it sits outside of your four walls. Sometimes, it sits inside your four walls, but is siloed. And all the time, there’s just too much of it. We’ll be talking through the issues that imperfect data causes, and how the panel of institutional investors is addressing those issues, including their strategies for consolidating this data and using it to drive actionable insights into their portfolios. 

Sponsored by Backstop Solutions
Clint Coghill; CEO of Backstop Solutions discusses the data challenges facing the institutional investment community
Sponsored by Backstop Solutions
Actis Impact Measurement Methodology
Sponsored by Actis
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