Global Strategy Outlook

The 10 most viewed papers on Savvy Investor in April 2015

In the two months since Savvy Investor launched, we have been thrilled to see over 2200 institutional investors join up to the site. Users range from pension funds to investment consultants, asset managers to marketers, CEOs to social media managers.

These were our ten most viewed white papers on Savvy Investor in the last month:

1. Front Office and Asset Management Salaries - the outlook for 2015

A comparison of average salaries (and bonuses) from Michael Page - including asset managers and front office banking roles.

2. US Asset Management Compensation Survey

Comparing median salaries for US-based analysts, traders and portfolio managers, researched by Greenwich Associates and Johnson Associates, 

3. Long Term Capital Market Return Assumptions - 2015 estimates

This detailed 90 page document reveals the thought underlying JP Morgan's long-term outlook for all alternative strategy and major asset classes.

4. Hallmarks of Successful Active Equity Managers

How can investors select active equity managers to maximize their odds for success? This 20 page document from Cambridge Associates highlights key characteristics to look for.

5. Reducing Risk: Five Myths Holding Back US Plan Sponsors

This 20 page paper from Prudential argues that many more US Plan Sponsors should consider implementing de-risking strategies, particularly risk transfer solutions.

6. Solvency II – Practical Implications for Insurers and Asset Managers

10 page report from PwC. Solvency II establishes a updated set of disclosure requirements, capital requirements and risk management standards, which will require changes to the practices of both asset managers and asset servicing requirements.

7. Growing Up – A New Environment for Hedge Funds

This 30 page report from KPMG, AIMA and MFA follows from a global survey of over 100 hedge funds. The results have implications for product design, marketing and compliance.

8. Exploring Smart Beta

A 30 page document from Research Affiliates which explains the theory of smart beta and explores its application to manager selection, style investing and portfolio diversification.

9. The Role of Technology within Asset Management

From BlackRock, an 11 page document, which examines the structure of Asset Management ecosystems, tackles the question of “build versus buy” and explores the vendor landscape.

10. European Responsible Investing Survey 2015

60 page report from KPMG examining the landscape for ESG funds. Covering social, environmental, ethical, governance and cross-sectional issues, including impact investing and faith-based investing. A European focus but with worldwide relevance.
   

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