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Wayne Wicker discusses career and managing DC plans on the Capital Allocators Podcast

Wayne Wicker discusses career and managing DC plans on the Capital Allocators Podcast


Market Overview


Our quarterly investment outlook covering the financial markets.

In this issue:

  • The Fed and the Economy
  • Fixed Income Review and Outlook
  • Equity Review and Outlook

Stable Value in 2018: Using the Full Tool Box to Navigate Rising Rates

Describes key tools for constructing a stable value fund that can weather a rising interest rate environment.

Changes to the VT Vantagepoint Milestone Funds

A look at recent and innovative changes to the VT Vantagepoint Milestone Funds.

2018 Outlook: Tax Reform, Fed Policy, and Technology Keep the Economy on Course and the Stock Market Thriving

Assesses the markets' outlook for 2018 with a recap of the past year's events, activities, and performance.

Emerging Markets: Benefits of an Active Multi-Managed Approach

Outlines Emerging Markets' growing role in the global economy and their potential benefits from a multi-management perspective.

Target-Date Funds: Utilizing a Defined Benefit Approach In a Defined Contribution World

Open-architecture, "through-date" target-date funds find their niche in serving participants' retirement needs.

Choosing the Product for Your Plan's Stable Value Investment Option

Karen Chong-Wulff, CFA, CAIA, Managing Vice President, Fixed Income and Xin Zhou, CFA, FRM, Senior Fund Manager, identify and compare stable value investment products.

Market Volatility and the Investor Disadvantage

Researches the impact of market volatility on investor cash flows and the resulting investor disadvantages across asset classes.

Perspectives on Tactical Asset Allocation in Portfolio Construction

Examines the role tactical asset allocation can play in structuring a portfolio.

Rising Interest Rates and Its Impact on Fixed Income

Explores factors impacting fixed income asset classes and sectors.

The Elusive Predictive Powers of Star Ratings

Whether star ratings can be relied upon to predict fund performance.

Survivorship Bias

Why the impact of attrition should be considered when evaluating mutual funds.

Target Date Fund Glide Paths

How target-date fund glide paths are evolving to meet retirement plan participants' needs.

Alternative Beta

Reviews alternative passively managed portfolios, and shows how excess return and/or changes in portfolio risk significantly vary across an array of market capitalization and style.

Karen Chong-Wulff, Managing Vice President, Fixed Income in ICMA-RC's Investments Division, discusses her optimism for the stable value fund on Asset TV.
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