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The Value of Pension Plan Investment Consultants 

  • September 18th, 2018

Pension plan sponsors engage investment consultants even though the evidence clearly shows their recommendations fail to add value. Why? Larry Swedroe examines research that concludes there’s an agency problem (that is, a conflict of interest) at work. It seems logical to believe that if anyone could beat the market, it would be the pension plans…

Active Management’s Surprising Survival

  • September 18th, 2018

Many investors still choose active management, despite the fact that it’s becoming even more of a loser’s game as time marches on. Fortunately, Larry Swedroe writes, more people are taking greater notice of the evidence. It’s truly an amazing paradox. According to the Thomson Reuters Lipper second-quarter 2018 snapshot of U.S. mutual funds and exchange-traded…

Re-Examining Emerging Markets Equity

  • September 11th, 2018

In a look at both the long-run and the current market data, Jared Kizer offers five lessons that reinforce some of the reasons investors should remain committed to a long-term emerging markets equity allocation. Emerging market equities have substantially underperformed the S&P 500 Index in 2018, with the S&P 500 up 6.5 percent and emerging…

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