Alan Synnott & Anne Valentine Andrews & Jim Barry| April 2015
Countries around the world need to invest trillions in infrastructure. Institutional investors natural partners in the effort are keen to participate. As a result, infrastructure has emerged as a distinct asset class.
Bob Miller& Gabriella Barschdorff, CFA & Rick Rieder| March 2015
In the current environment, we believe investors must sharpen their focus on their specific objectives and make sure their fixed income allocations are still "mission-aware" that is, configured to pursue a specific goal, flexible, able to mitigate risk, and adaptable as market circumstances change.
Simon Treacy & Steven Cornet & Mark Warner| March 2015
Targeting the divergence dividend
Rita Gemelou & Vincent De Martel, CFA & Robert Holmes, CQF| January 2015
A means to a more diversified end
Matthew McBrady, Ph.D.| December 2014
Beyond Alpha: A Guide to Unlocking Hedge Fund Returns
BlackRock| November 2014
Gauging growth and goals in institutional portfolios
Jonathan Hobbs, CFA, FSA and Matthew Nili| October 2014
Adjusting to the new SOA mortality tables
Ronald Kahn, PhD and Michael Lemmon, PhD| October 2014
A framework for putting smart beta to work
Sergio Trigo Paz and Jeff Shen, PhD| September 2014
The movements of emerging market currencies a major factor in EM investment returns have been almost impossible to predict. But that may begin to change as excessive global liquidity dries up, potentially creating some interesting investment opportunities.
Steven Cornet| July 2014
A look at how financial conditions, fundamental factors and long-term trends are shaping the real estate landscape.
Rick Rieder| May 2014
Because diversification is a logical response to uncertainty, this is a good time to take a fresh look at a wide range of fixed income strategies.
Dan Ransenberg and Vincent de Martel | April 2014
Interest in risk parity investing has grown steadily in the post-crisis years. But many investors still have more questions than answers. This paper attempts to answer the most important ones.
Mark Woolley | March 2014
Breaking down hedge fund returns to achieve portfolio objectives.
Ann Marie Petach, Edward Ng, Gary Veerman, Yevgeny Gelfand, Matthew Nili, Jonathan Hobbs | March 2014
How liability-driven investors can make the most of current conditions.
Sergio Trigo Paz, Jeff Shen, Gerardo Rodriguez | March 2014
Even amid recent turmoil, there are signs that local fundamentals are becoming key drivers for some emerging markets local debt.
Nugi Jakobishvili | November 2013
The case for dynamic, diversified portfolios.
Jack Chandler | November 2013
Matching objectives and opportunities in global real estate.
Jason Malinowski, Julia Wittlin | November 2013
Improving the calibration of risk and return.
Raffaele Savi | November 2013
Raffaele Savi of BlackRock's 32 Cap Fund reflects on the due-diligence process.
Rick Rieder, Ann Marie Petach | October 2013
Why, How and How Much