For more than five years, cash has been a very expensive insurance policy. Did you know your liquidity has likely experienced negative real returns when adjusting for inflation? With money market reform now upon us – most notably the conversion of prime funds to a variable NAV structure – institutional investors have to rethink their cash strategy. To better equip you, Northern Trust’s short duration experts will provide insights on how to effectively navigate this new era in cash investing strategies. You’ll learn about:
•The current U.S. interest rate outlook
•Investor implications resulting from money market reform
•Strategies to optimize your cash allocation
Demonstrated through real-world case studies, the team will show how investors have repositioned portfolios and established a framework for cash segmentation.
RecordedJun 14 201648 mins
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Sabrina Bailey, Global Head of Retirement Solutions; Mamadou Sarr, Global Head of ESG
While sponsors of 401(k) and 403(b) plans have been working hard to streamline their investment menus, undeniable demand for environmental, social and governance (ESG) investment options is something worth pausing to consider. With one in every five dollars now invested in an ESG-oriented strategy in the U.S., now is an ideal time to explore what type of ESG strategy would best suit your participants needs. In this quick 30 minute webinar, we will explore how several defined contribution (DC) plans are adopting ESG investment strategies in their menus and what that means for participants.
Matthew Peron, Global Head of Equity, and Michael Hunstad, PhD, Director of Research at Northern Trust Asset Management
We’ve explored the most prevalent strategies being used by the world's largest asset owners in Part 1, but now we want to dive into implementation. In this next installment of our webinar series (overview below) we will take a deep dive into how to implement various factor-based strategies based on various objective types.
The Factor Research Quarterly webinar series is designed to share our most recent insights into the state of equity factors around current market events and trends. This webinar will help you think strategically about your portfolio's factor exposure and will cover:
• A 2017 outlook through a factor lens
• Uncovering the link between monetary policy and factor returns
• Current factor valuations and forecasts
Register now to get an inside look at how our top factor experts are viewing the key issues in the global market.
• Michael Hunstad, Ph.D.,Director of Quantitative Research
• Matt Peron, Head of Global Equity
Dan Kutliroff, Senior Retirement Solutions Specialist; Paul Smith, Senior Client Investment Officer
Please join us for our quarterly retirement webinar where we will focus this quarters topic around taking a look at the post-election landscape, and what that means for pension plans, and how you can use diversification creatively to meet varying objectives.
Our webcast will focus on three key areas:
1.Market Update – post election outlook for pensions
2.Portfolio Strategy – leveraging diversification in a return-seeking and liability hedging construct
3.Case Study – constructing a risk-managed growth portfolio to meet plan objectives
We have favored U.S. equities over the past few years, while maintaining a more modest, strategic allocation to non-U.S. equities. Our head of global equity, Matt Peron, shares our updated analysis on the market.
Matt Peron, Global Head of Equity, Northern Trust; and Mike Hunstad, Head of Quantitative Research, Northern Trust
In this installment of our webinar series we take another step beyond theory into the practical “how to” of factor investing. We will take a deep dive into the comprehensive multi-factor programs that were designed to meet specific and complex objectives.
As a leading global asset management firm, our investment expertise, strength and innovation have earned the trust and confidence of the world’s most sophisticated institutional and individual investors.
With more than $900 billion* in assets under management, and a long-standing history of solving complex investment challenges, we believe our strength and stability drive opportunities for our clients.
*As of 12/31/2016, AUM was $942.5 billion, which included AUM managed by Northern Trust Corporation and Northern Trust Asset Management.