Presentations from the 2016 Investment Seminar for Gov’t Risk Pools

Below are the presentations from our expert speakers at the 2016 Investment Seminar for Gov’t Risk Pools. We hope it helps you and your organization in finding the proper approach to tackling the fiscal year.


Fixed Income Portfolios – What Do Managers Do to Outperform Passive Indices and Do They Work?

Given the importance of fixed income to Government Risk Pool investment programs, in this session we review the various levers that fixed income investment managers can utilize to generate returns and outperform benchmarks. We will also discuss how fixed income managers have historically added value over their benchmarks by analyzing performance attribution information that SAA has assembled in its Manager Select database.

Speaker:
John Mohr,
Managing Director, Strategic Asset Alliance
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Surplus Volatility


Risk Asset Strategies in a Low Rate Environment

We classify any investment assets that are not investment grade core fixed income as ‘risk assets.’ These assets provide the promise of greater return, but more risk than core fixed income. Held over the long term, they can provide substantial diversification benefits to your pool. Standish Mellon Asset Management will note which types of risk assets appear promising at this point in time, the risks and rewards.

Speaker:
Amanda Abdella,
Senior Portfolio Manager, Standish Mellon Asset Management
Marcus Wigness, Managing Director, Amherst Capital Management
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Standish Presentation


Investment Strategies: A Risk Management Approach

Government risk pools typically have limited investment options per regulations. However, there are still various imbedded, sometimes ‘hidden’ risks, even within those limited options. How can your pool analyze and manage both the quality and quantity of those risks? How can you make this part of your pool’s operations and, more importantly, communicate this risk accurately to stakeholders in an understandable manner?

Speaker:
Dan Smereck,
Managing Director, Strategic Asset Alliance
John Mohr, Managing Director, Strategic Asset Alliance
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Surplus Volatility