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 content from thought leaders in the industry.

Factors first: a risk-based approach to harnessing alternative sources of income
Institutional investors can enhance their ability to capitalize on the yield and diversification benefits of alternatives universe. This approach allows investors to stitch together multi-asset portfolios in a more efficient, coherent way. Executing this, however is no simple task. If done incorrectly, investors risk negating some of the diversification benefits that make alternatives such valuable contributors to stronger, more resilient portfolios.
Sponsored by Nuveen
Emerging Markets and Covid-19: Crisis or opportunity…or both?
2020 will be a challenging moment for Emerging Markets’ economies. But there will likely be a wide open Emerging Markets “door” that sees governments fall back on privatisation to bridge fiscal holes. In an environment of tight domestic monetary conditions and reduced cross border flows, the buyers of these assets have considerable advantage.
Sponsored by Actis
Meditations in an emergency
Multi-Asset Strategist Adam Berger discusses the macro and market impact of the coronavirus and offers his “playbook” for the coming weeks and months, including thoughts on rebalancing and opportunistic investments.
Sponsored by Wellington Management
2020 Long-term Capital Market Assumptions
Q2 Update
Sponsored by Invesco
Quantitative Science—Actively Adding To Fixed Income Decisions
Quantitative vs. active debate? This issue of Franklin Templeton Fixed Income Markets explains how our “active quant” approach sets us apart.
Sponsored by Franklin Templeton
The Case for Greater China Exposure in Global Equity Portfolios
Discover what makes China a compelling, stand-alone investment opportunity.
Sponsored by Matthews Asia
The Power of Portfolio Flexibility
Many investment managers apply strict portfolio constraints under the guise of risk management best practices. This paper examines the costs of those investment constraints and how an unconstrained investment approach can be key in generating long-term excess returns.
Sponsored by Invesco
Navigating Today’s Fixed Income Markets in Stable Value

The COVID-19 pandemic of 2020 and the associated halt in economic activity have precipitated a wave of downstream effects that are of particular significance to the stable value asset class. Stable value is a popular principal preservation strategy available to defined contribution (DC) plan participants.

Sponsored by MetLife Investment Management
Know What’s Knowable: Best Practices for Getting the Most from Your Research Analysts
Your research analysts are adept with technology and data. They’re wizards with Excel and generating extensive reports, but are they equipping you with a structured understanding of global investment trends, emerging strategies that may be of interest and your existing managers in the broader context of their peer groups?
Sponsored by Evestment
The Great Debate: Generalist v. Specialist v. Hybrid? CIO’s Sound Off On The Best Investment Team Models
Among many other things, Chief Investment Officers are responsible for creating a culture that attracts and retains world-class investment talent for their teams. One way to differentiate themselves has been to innovate on the traditional “specialist” or “superstar” investment team model where investment team members own a particular asset class. Recent years have seen the rise of a “generalist” model where investment officers research and invest across all asset classes. Some CIOs have even created “hybrid” models where they attempt to gain the best of both worlds.
Sponsored by BackStop Solutions
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