An alternative de-risking strategy that avoids some risks is to allocate funds to a long/short equity strategy that is expected to generate comparable market returns over longer periods, while exhibiting less volatility and limiting downside exposure in the event of a market decline.
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June 30, 2015, the US Department of Labor issued a proposed change in the salary test related to exemption from the overtime requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The new rules will extend overtime pay to nearly 5 million more workers...
Aside from the modern sounding name (à la “smartphone” or “smartTV”) and increased awareness of the strategy, however, what really is smart beta and how useful might it be for investors? To help explain smart beta, we begin with a review of some core concepts in modern portfolio management.
Gallagher’s Nonprofit Beat is a new way for us as a global practice serving more than 24,000 nonprofits around the world to bring the many resources available to your attention. Inside this edition: Your Leadership: Your Impact, Theme: Accountability and Integrity and Communicate Your Story.
Get a glimpse of the data and strategic insight of Gallagher's 2015 Benefits Strategy & Benchmarking Survey - with over 3,000 participating organizations - by downloading the Executive Summary.
We examine whether particular market environments are better suited for active management and whether “top tier managers,” i.e., those capable of consistently generating returns in excess of their passive benchmarks, exist.
The results of the 2015 Gallagher Benefits Strategy & Benchmarking Survey are in. Some of the challenges identified in the 2014 survey endure, and some priorities have shifted. More than 3,000 organizations shared their perspectives in the latest annual survey.
Chinese growth is slowing and its equity markets have plunged and whipsawed in recent months, leading the central bank to devalue their own currency in an effort to make its goods more competitive in global markets. Meanwhile, U.S. commercial property has surged higher, sparking fears of a bubble. Will either of these factors lead to U.S. rates staying lower longer?
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