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Our clients’ needs change, and we can change with them. Our staff extension model complements our clients’ internal resources and provides them with additional expertise to help identify and implement the best investment ideas for their portfolios.
We often work with clients who have significant investment staff to augment their in-house support with our robust manager networks and deep portfolio construction and asset class expertise. Working with each client to customize a service arrangement, we can serve as a sounding board to clients’ investment staff on portfolio risk exposures, manager ideas and introductions, implementation plans including forward calendars, and upcoming investment opportunities.
This service model is designed to evolve with each client’s needs over time and typically works well for clients who don’t have the same level of resources and infrastructure across asset classes as a fully built investment office.
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February 28, 2020—Global equities sold off sharply this week as cases of COVID-19 spread rapidly outside of China (particularly in Korea, Italy, and the Middle East). While the spike in volatility has been abrupt, the current market sell-off is arguably a needed correction.
While robust cash flows have strengthened healthcare system balance sheets in recent years, mounting industry pressures will likely threaten those flows in the future. We explore strategies to manage complexity, maximize the benefits of the Endowment Model, and prudently manage risk.
While many plan sponsors have adapted to dramatic interest rate swings by strategically hedging their liability interest rate risk, some balk when interest rates are low. But failing to hedge long-duration liabilities with long-duration assets can expose sponsors to significant downside risk.
In 2019, returns were driven less by what went right than by what did not go wrong. We highlight ten themes for 2020, with a focus on key macro questions, emerging opportunities, and risks.
Community foundation assets have grown steadily over the years, accumulating a mix of endowment funds and funds with more expedient spend-down expectations. With the right expertise and attention, the endowment model can be applied to these complex, dynamic assets to differentiate the foundation and deliver on its mission.
Recent years have seen challenges for hedge funds and a shift toward low-fee passive and alternative risk premia (ARP) products in investor portfolios. In this paper, we investigate whether ARP and hedge funds are complementary or whether ARP funds are actually a viable replacement for hedge funds.