Press

MPI solutions and research are frequently featured in a number of financial and investment media outlets.

World’s Largest Pension Investment Fund Extends Relationship with Stylus Pro Fund Analysis System

Japan’s government pension fund uses Stylus Pro to conduct due diligence on fund managers, analyze investment style and identify key elements of return behavior.

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Some quants fear more deleveraging to come

“Estimates of daily changes in leverage at risk parity mutual funds, one group of volatility-targeting investors pinpointed as contributors to deleveraging last month, suggest some funds cut leverage sharply but others didn’t“, writes Faye Kilburn about MPI’s research in her Risk.net article. 

Harvard and Yale Are No Match for the Bears

“…how was it possible for so many endowments to make bad choices among private equity and venture capital funds? The following chart from Markov suggests that it is down to outlandishly wide variations in performance within the private equity/venture capital world,” writes John Authers about MPI’s research in his opinion piece on Bloomberg.

If the Ivy League Can’t Get This Right, Who Can?

“Last year was a great one for private equity and venture capital, but Ivy League endowments, with their huge allocations to alternative investments, didn’t all benefit, according to MPI.,” writes Julie Segal about MPI’s research in her article in Institutional Investor. 

Outsmarted: Why investor brainiacs couldn’t beat the market over the past decade

Ian McGugan, investing columnist at Canada’s premier daily Globe & Mail wrote a column reviewing the decade and discussing why beta was so hard to beat has a prominent mention of the Ivy endowments’ failure to beat a 60/40 portfolio and MPI’s research.

Bounce in crisis-hit funds prompts health warning

“Markov Processes also examined the relationship between volatility and performance of all 700 funds over both periods. It found that conservatively constructed funds that exhibited lower volatility (beta) than the market were more consistently top-ranked in the first period, which included the financial crisis. But higher beta (more volatile) funds tended to be more prominent among the better performers in the later 10-year period when the crisis had faded. Markov found a “near linear relationship” between funds’ risk-adjusted returns rankings and performance since the crisis.” Read the full article here (subscription required).

Money Life with Chuck Jaffe

William Frank, director of client Research at MPI, joins Money Life with Chuck Jaffe to discuss the recent shakeup in U.S. mutual fund ratings as highlighted in our research series on ratings. His segment begins at 00:29:14.

Fund Ratings Flip as 2008 Losses Fade from View

“Low beta funds have seen their Morningstar ratings drop significantly since the tail end of the 2008 financial crisis fell out of the 10-year lookback window used to rate performance. According to research by Markov Processes International, nearly 15% of US equity funds saw their 10-year Morningstar ratings change by at least two stars in the 12 months to the end of April – a 500% increase over the prior year.” Read the full article here. (subscription required)