Investment Metrics, a Confluence company, reviewed the 2022 institutional net flows report to highlight some important developments.
A year after the Federal Reserve officially began raising rates at record pace, inflation still persists worldwide. While we saw a strong January, equities slid last month as the Fed announced rate increases would be higher than anticipated.
Female Portfolio Managers Underrepresentation Continues at Asset Managers Even Though Some Drew Significant Inflows During Tough 2022
In Investment Metrics’ June 2021 research we assessed if there has been any movement in the representation of female portfolio managers at asset management firms. Unfortunately, the short answer was no
While active managers underperformed in 2022’s down market, some managers did yield positive returns over the past three years.
Defined benefit plan performance ended 2022 favorably, with a Q4 median return of 5.18%—finally breaking its negative performance streak from the past three quarters.
Equities rebounded worldwide in January, with investor behavior showing signs of optimism surrounding falling inflation. Indices around the world were up, natural gas and oil prices fell and even Bitcoin spiked after six months of losses.
Most professionals evaluate portfolios using factors. But making selections based on a single factor does not tell the full story.
Liquidity Shortfalls and Record-High Market Volatility Call for More Stringent Stress Testing, Monitoring and Reporting
The current market environment is now driving regulators to further increase emphasis on liquidity reporting and stress testing across the industry, is your firm ready?
Becoming GIPS compliant can help firms simplify compliance with other current and future rules, gain more trust from prospects and clients, and maximize marketing and sales efforts.
Why firms are struggling to meet the looming deadline on the SEC Marketing Rule and how they can accelerate compliance
In a matter of weeks, investment advisers must comply with the SEC’s new Marketing Rule, a detailed, 430-page release centered around requirements to avoid untrue, unsubstantiated, or misleading statements, and to require fair and balanced presentation material.
ESG investing is still evolving and will continue to do so for years to come. As part of that evolution, ESG frameworks are emerging to standardize the reporting and disclosure of ESG metrics across as many as 140 jurisdictions around the world, with the EU’s Sustainable Finance Action Plan (SFAP) leading the way.