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Manage exposures & mitigate risk
Despite vaccine rollouts and government stimulus, the way forward still holds many uncertainties and your portfolios may be exposed to significant risks.
We work with clients to tackle these issues every day - helping organisations achieve their investment objectives and providing tools to buffer portfolios from market challenges. Here, our specialists share their insights on current challenges as well as ideas on the approaches that could support portfolios for whatever lies ahead.
Stuck between a rock and a hard place? How interim management can help.
Investment manager changes are a frequent occurrence for institutional investors and sometimes these changes are required on a moment's notice. There are times when the need arises to move assets from an existing investment manager to a new one before the ultimate new manager is selected. Investors can be faced with options that are not ideal and can end up leaving assets in limbo while a new manager is vetted and selected. We believe there is a better way to handle this situation – Interim transition management.
Transitioning fixed income assets in fractured markets
The increased risk that is associated with trading in thinner, more volatile markets has put a premium on risk management for fixed income portfolios in transition.
A tale of two rebalances: Time-tested implementation best practices during market stress
What is the best practice in times of stress? Discover how the loss of $26 million, or-2.1%, was avoided.
Capturing the reward side of currency exposure: Lessons from Japan
With interest rates in advanced economies probably stuck at zero for the foreseeable future, currencies can be a valuable source of return.
Don't ignore currency exposure when investing globally.
In this blog post, we explore how currency exposures can be managed to lower risk or enhance return.
Cross currency basis – implications and opportunities
What factors underpin the cross-currency basis and the steps investors can take to maneuver potentially costly turbulence?
Currency proxy hedging – beyond correlations
Investors hedging currency exposures have many decisions to make including the option to use proxy hedging through an overlay program.
Real world overlay solutions in challenging times
Diligent risk control can allow for greater conviction in holding return-seeking assets without creating undue risk to the investment policy. This paper discusses three current themes demonstrating how an overlay program can be a critical tool for success.
Using overlays to balance the yin and yang of your portfolio: 3 strategies to optimise risk management and return enhancement
There are two elements of investment management that go hand in hand with yin and yang: risk management and return enhancement. Investors need to balance both elements to optimise their portfolio. Overlay programs can be used to balance the yin and yang of your portfolio in a few different ways and this paper will share three strategies for doing so.
Is an exposure to commodities what you need for portfolio diversification?
Treasuries (and entire fixed income allocations) may not provide the full diversification benefit they have in the past. Could commodities be an alternative?
Liability-driven investing implementation: One size does not fit all
A one-size-fits all solution to liability hedging would be more complex and/or costly than a customised program. The approach is to provide a range of LDI solutions tailored to a client's current situation and to evolve as those needs progress.
Trading and execution
Are investors paying too much for FX trading? Streamlining trading practices for price enhancement.
How switching to a single trading platform can lead to dramatic cost savings for pension plans and superannuation funds.
Diversity firm inclusion in trading venues
MWVD owned firms may offer unique liquidity opportunities to enhance trading outcomes. How can this info be integrated into trading & execution strategies and tactics to meet clients' needs?
The right stuff – How to find the right (outsourced) trading partner
If volatile markets taught us nothing else, they taught us how vital it is to get trading right. But how do you find the right partner for your needs?
How has COVID-19 affected trading capabilities?
When the uncertainty of COVID-19 drove extreme volatility in the markets, how did this impact trading firms and how were they prepared?
CUSTOMISED PORTFOLIO SOLUTIONS
Gain greater portfolio control, limit costs, reduce risk, and enhance returns
Investment teams are facing significant pressure – a squeeze on fee budgets, scrutiny of governance approaches, and challenging late-cycle market conditions – all driving an increased demand for nimble processes and a need to reach further globally to access new sources of return.
Combine your internal resources with our global capabilities. Designed to support in-house investment teams, we have a suite of services that can be customised in combination or delivered as discreet solutions to help you tackle your investment challenges.
Take a look into our capabilities and see how we can help you.
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