Investors are examining secular themes in an attempt to find new sources of return, while further diversifying their portfolios.
Investors face multiple challenges, including declining yields and constraints on traditional short-term investments.
Income-seeking institutional investors face a challenging global financial environment as they look to the enhance the yield of their investment portfolios.
An overview of regulatory reforms in the United States and European Union.
Assessing Indiaâ€™s growing influence.
An overview of the shifts from domestic equities to fixed income.
Global efforts to legislate the transparency of investment strategies and vehicles.
An analysis of the impact of the market decline and liquidity crunch on funds' strategies.
An analysis of the impact of global economic stimulus expenditures.
Defined contribution plans are receiving more attention from sponsors, regulators.
Demand for commodities from emerging and developed economies continues.
The rise of sovereign wealth funds is reshaping the world's capital markets.
Investors adopt outcome-oriented strategies for their investment programs.
Institutional investors adopt a global perspective in pursuit of investment opportunities.
Pension sponsors embrace alternatives to address underfunded liabilities.
Investors looking to hedge risk are fueling growth in the derivatives markets.
Plan sponsors are increasingly turning to outsourcing to gain simplicity in plan management.
Defined contribution plans gain favor with employers around the globe.
Maximize excess returns and manage liabilities.
Industrialized countries are looking to legislation and regulatory changes to address pension funding gaps.
What global trends are transforming the asset servicing industry? Four key mega-trends are affecting institutional investors and investment managers. In this podcast, we examine all four trends and the environments in the United States and Europe that helped incubate each.
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Pension plans around the globe are adopting new investing mindsets and changing behaviors as they grapple with aging populations, funding issues and new regulations. This podcast is intended for institutional investors who want to learn more about how pension plans around the globe are responding to new pension funding laws and regulations, and the strategies - such as liability driven investing - that are being developed to deal with these issues.
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Paul Kasriel, Northern Trust's Chief Economist, takes a fresh look at the economy, the headwinds we face, and future engines for global growth.