Volume 2, 2012. Get Out of Your Comfort Zone!
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Currents is a quarterly institutional magazine with articles that span a wide range of issues, from industry trends to investment innovations.
High Hanging Fruit
In this issue we explore reaching higher for returns in today's lower-yield environment. Read more about opportunities in emerging market equities, revisiting portfolio construction as alternatives go mainstream, making a thoughtful hedge fund allocation, and how index equity strategies continue to evolve with changing markets. Plus, learn how the Fed transformed its retirement plan.
Investment Insights presents research conducted by many of the world's top investment professionals, with in-depth articles supported by rigorous analysis.
The Science of Winning
What can investors learn from baseball? Ronald Kahn draws parallels between Michael Lewis' Moneyball and quantitative investing in this issue of Investment Insights.
Catalyst investigates a timely investment topic, offering practical solutions for complex challenges.
Journey Management, Part II Goal-focused, dynamic risk budgeting
Plan sponsors face a grueling economic environment: volatile liabilities, lower investment returns, and tighter contribution requirements. They need a framework for managing risk that is responsive to these challenges. In this follow-up article on Journey Management, Andy Hunt and Juan Acevedo explain how the approach helps plan sponsors meet their investment objectives. A case study demonstrates how Journey Management could be implemented for a typical pension plan.
Webinars bring BlackRock’s investment think tank straight to your office. Without leaving your desk, you can listen to the latest perspective of BlackRock’s top investment professionals.
Deficits, Rates, and Multiples: Why higher deficits will eventually hurt both bond and equity investors
Russ Koesterich, BlackRock’s Global Head of Investment Strategy, delves into details of his recent article, discussing how stock and bond investors may be impacted and which markets look favorable given the US fiscal situation. View this webinar.