Corporate News

The latest information on our product and service enhancements, client wins and company moves.

New MPI Hires To Strengthen Risk and Factor Investing Offerings

The hires reflect MPI’s vision for product development, the integration of new technologies into existing and future tools and the expansion of its services practice that leverages the firm’s intellectual property and quantitative research expertise.

MPI to Speak on Smart Beta at Quant World Canada

MPI President Jeff Schwartz will participate in a panel on smart beta at terrapinn Quant World Canada 2015. The panel, titled “Smart beta or dumb alpha Ð which side are you on?”, will explore performance persistence, sustainability of product growth and the outlook for strategy developments. MPI is proud to be an associate sponsor of the event.

Endowment Study Sheds Light on Elite Schools’ Returns

New research utilizes MPI’s proprietary Dynamic Style Analysis (DSA) to dive into the opaque world of endowment investing. With only ten data points representing a decade of returns, the model reveals significant insights into the sources of top endowments’ returns. The study finds a predominant portion of endowment returns are explained by asset allocation, particularly to illiquid alternative factors. To read more, including a performance attribution for fiscal year 2015, see the full analysis on the MPI Research Corner.

CTA Research Featured on Abnormal Returns

MPI research on the recent performance of CTA funds amidst the ongoing commodities rout from Senior Analyst Sean Ryan was included in leading aggregator Abnormal Returns’ daily links. For the full research, see MPI’s Research Corner.

MPI Presents on Benchmarking Smart Beta

Executive Vice President Bill McBride was invited to present on the institutional challenges of investing in smart beta products at Financial Research Associates’ Smart Beta 2.0. The presentation, “Benchmarking Smart Beta: What Are the Rules for Measuring Nontraditional Strategies” was given to an audience of asset owners and investment managers. To see the presentation, please contact us.

MPI Partners with Eurekahedge for New Hedge Fund Index, Eurekahedge 50

MPI partners with Eurekahedge to create and maintain the Eurekahedge 50 Index, a new benchmark index tracking the top 50 hedge funds. The Eurekahedge 50 Index was created to meet the demands of institutional hedge fund investors seeking a more selective benchmark reflective of diversified institutional quality hedge fund portfolios. The Eurekahedge 50 Index tracks the returns of the top hedge funds based on longevity, assets under management and quality of risk-adjusted returns, taking into account stability and consistency. See the press release here.