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ETFs: Dynamic Tools for Institutional Portfolios

BlackRock | May 15, 2017

In a recently released study, results show European institutions have adopted ETFs for a diverse range of portfolio applications. Results reveal institutional investors view ETFs as effective use for managing liquidity, inflation and concentration risk.

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Northern Trust | Mar 31, 2017

Strategies to balance security, liquidity, efficiency, yield and cost in a challenging market environment.

BNY Mellon | Jan 20, 2017

In this report, BNY Mellon looks at the challenges and opportunities for investors and managers, focusing in particular on the operational requirements that underpin successful business models.

BNY Mellon | Dec 7, 2016

This white paper explores a range of innovative solutions that can help financial institutions and institutional investors meet today’s collateral challenges.

Pioneer Investments | Dec 2, 2016

How our multi-asset investment process seeks effective diversification by diversifying risk across several low correlated strategies.

Confluence | Nov 10, 2016

This white paper explores how RegTech and the Cloud can support a compliance team to create a more efficient way of working.

Eaton Vance | Oct 26, 2016

■ Yield curve changes are being driven by unconventional policies and technical factors, which make the moves harder to interpret.
■ Curve flattening in 2016 has resulted from changes to money market rules at the short end and central bank purchases at the long end.
■ Banks, municipalities and other borrowers are beginning to feel the pinch from rising Libor rates.
■ Fundamentals remain the most important consideration for bond investors and the most valuable guide for pursuing medium- to longer-term goals.

Eaton Vance | Sep 15, 2016

Leveraged credit markets continue to offer pockets of opportunity for selective investors at this juncture. On a longer term view, these markets retain a strategic appeal for asset allocators. Read more in this white paper.

Pioneer Investments | Jul 18, 2016

How demographics, reform and capital are unlocking the next wave of emerging markets opportunity

Eaton Vance | Jun 10, 2016

Floating-rate loans deserve consideration as a strategic portfolio allocation because they can offer:
■ Attractive yields – The rate on loans was among the highest global fixed-income sectors (as of 30 April 2016).
■ Protection against interest-rate risk – Loans have near-zero duration and rates that move with the underlying benchmark – typically Libor.
■ A structure designed to mitigate credit risk – Senior/secured positioning in the capital structure offers a layer of protection that is unique in the corporate fixed-income market.
■ A forward-looking allocation – Loans historically have outperformed the broad bond market in flat and rising rate environments. We believe loans are likely to be an important source of diversification in the coming years.

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