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Insourcing an indicator for better outcomes

Based on empirical evidence alone, funds that insource or internalise end up with better outcomes, both on a net and gross value-added basis, according to CEM Benchmarking data which draws from the evidence of some 300 funds in 17 major pension markets around the world representing $11 trillion of assets.
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Liquidity: too little or too much can harm your portfolio

The rising popularity of private assets has made liquidity risk a growing concern for institutional investors, who need to carry enough liquidity for possible downturns, but avoid the opportunity cost of carrying too much, says Michelle Teng, vice president of the Institutional Advisory and Solutions group at PGIM.
Technology

The transformative technologies set to shake up financial services

Technologies that have decimated and transformed the retail and manufacturing sectors are finally ‘knocking at the doors’ of the services sector, and institutional investors need to build a higher level of technology education among in-house sector specialists to stay ahead of the curve, argues Taimur Hyat, chief operating officer at PGIM, the investment management business of Prudential based in New Jersey.
Risk

Top-heavy populations imperil pensions

In the near future, age demographics may very well reach a critical tipping point as dwindling numbers of Millennials and other younger generations become inadequate to support the large cohort of retiring Baby Boomers – and economic growth won’t fix the problem, a UK pension expert has said.
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