Valuing a Lost Opportunity

An Alternative Perspective on the Illiquidity Discount

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.

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.

Drilling Down for Diversification

Diagnostics help investors see beyond the asset-class level through a factor lens, and identify unintended risk