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The endowment model, and active management in general, has come under increased scrutiny, while indexed, or passive, products have grown in popularity and number. Regardless of where you stand on that debate, it’s hard to deny that the Ivies approach to asset allocation has been very good.
Similar to 2017 performance, this past fiscal year was a strong one for most Ivy League endowments. Fiscal year 2018 is noteworthy, however, for being the first year that long horizon (10-year) returns from all Ivy endowments lagged behind the 60-40 portfolio.
Returns across the Ivy League are largely seen as being driven by exposure to private equity and venture capital.
At the midway point of fiscal year reporting for the Ivy League endowments, our research team analyzes what we know so far to identify the key drivers of returns.
This document provides an introduction to MPI portfolio stress testing methodology as well as a step-by-step overview of how to conduct fund- and portfolio-level stress tests within the MPI Stylus Pro application.
In this post, our research team demonstrates how scenario analysis can highlight different risk sensitivities among same-vintage TDFs that could go undetected by traditional risk measures.
In this post, our research team shows how returns-based scenario analysis can be used to enhance traditional portfolio risk analysis by helping to assess potential fund performance through extreme market events.
In this post, our research team demonstrates a clever way to backtest forward-looking scenarios commonly used in portfolio risk analysis.
In this post, our research team uses regime-based investment risk analytics to present an approach to assessing the size and significance of investor blind spots during a typical manager screening process.
After years of underperformance following the financial crisis, the non-traditional bond fund segment is beginning to shine, outperforming the broader market index in the face of rising rates.