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November 2016  

Janus Thoughts and Bonds:
Get Well Soon: A Look Into Health Care Trends

Janus
With health care, health insurance and pharmaceutical issuers representing approximately 10% of the high-yield index, our analysts are keeping a close eye on both regulations impacting the sector and the impending U.S. presidential election, which is likely to create more turbulence for hospitals and pharmaceutical companies in the times ahead. Read more in a quarterly outlook from the Janus Fundamental Fixed Income team.
 

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November 2016  

Schroders Responsible Investment Report Q3 2016

Schroders
At Schroders, we believe that responsibly managed companies are not only good for society, they can be good for shareholders’ pockets too. Research has demonstrated that companies with robust environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance benefitted from a lower cost of capital and have been more likely to deliver superior returns over time. That’s why ESG is an integral part of Schroders’ investment process across asset classes.
 
This report provides insight into Schroders’ ESG engagements this quarter. It demonstrates our responsible approach to managing clients’ assets and how we are integrating ESG thinking into investment processes.
 

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Schroders white paper

November 2016  

An examination of global asset allocation and home bias

Vanguard
In 1986, in "Determinants of Portfolio Performance,"¹ Gary Brinson, L. Randolph Hood, and Gilbert Beebower concluded that asset allocation is the primary driver of return variability for a broadly diversified portfolio over time. Since then, some investment professionals have disagreed with the findings.
This Vanguard research paper aims to bring clarity to the topic by examining two key questions: How does asset allocation affect your risk/return expectations? And how much home bias is reasonable?
Use this paper to:
  • Review the two competing studies on asset allocation's relationship to a portfolio's risk/return levels: "Determinants of Portfolio Performance" and "The Asset Allocation Hoax."²
     
  • Analyze whether asset allocation is the primary driver of return variability in broadly diversified portfolios.
     
  • Understand the role home bias tilts can play in determining asset allocation in a portfolio.
     

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Vanguard white paper

November 2016  

A NEW CHAPTER. A NEW APPROACH.
Rewriting the rules of retirement income

Natixis
Each generation thinks it’s different. So what does that mean for the next generation of retirees? People retiring today have completed the first half of the assignment: accumulating a retirement nest egg. But they may not be as prepared as they would like for the second half: turning that lifetime of savings into monthly income.  
 

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November 2016  
Workflow Your Way to the DOL Deadline
Get ready now for April 10, 2017 — with a flexible, step-by-step action plan.
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The DOL deadline is looming and you don’t want to run out of time. That’s why we’ve joined together with Redtail to develop strategic and tactical workflows to help you:
Plan             Execute      Comply
No matter your business model, whether you use Redtail, another CRM or prefer to work outside of technology, our workflows can help you cover your DOL bases. Get your toolkit and discover:
  • How to define your DOL strategy using a Planning Meeting workflow
  • How to evaluate households and select one of three tactical workflows – Move, Hold or Orphan
  • How your CRM can help you manage and comply with your broker-dealer and prepare for audits
Get your Workflow Your Way to the DOL Deadline toolkit now.  Complete the form to receive:
  • DOL Action Plan template
  • Four workflows with instructional resources including swimlane diagrams and manuals as well as an instructional video (for Redtail users)
  • Informative DOL white paper - The DOL's Game-changing Fiduciary Rule: What Should You Do?
 

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