Insights

Research is a core commitment at NEPC. With one of the largest dedicated research groups in the industry — about a quarter of our staff — our expertise spans asset allocation, traditional investments, and alternative strategies. Along with asset class specialization, our research professionals excel in identifying and assessing asset managers and their key performance drivers, market trends, and new products, contributing considerably to our thought leadership.

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Jan 19, 2017

Will a Higher Fed Funds Rate Raise Long-Term Rates?

Read NEPC's Chris Levell take on the Federal Reserve raising the Fed Funds Rate for the second time in eight years.

Jan 10, 2017

NEPC's Endowments and Foundations 2016 Q4 Survey- open now!

We would like to invite you to participate in our 2016 year end quarterly survey conducted by our Endowments and Foundations team. The survey will be open until Friday, January 20.

Jan 9, 2017

NEPC's 2017 January Market Commentary

NEPC's 2017 monthly market commentary and outlook examines global markets in December while outlining our recommendations for investors.

Jan 3, 2017

Awards Season! - CIO's 2016 Industry Innovation Awards

Three of NEPC's clients received award wins at the Chief Investment Officer's 2016 Industry Innovation Awards. Read more here.

Dec 14, 2016

Will the Fiduciary Rule Get Trumped?

Read NEPC's Ross Bremen's take on The Department of Labor's new Fiduciary Rule that will kick in on April 10, 2017.

Dec 13, 2016

NEPC participates in Annual United Way Campaign

As part of our annual United Way campaign, NEPC held a volunteer event on Tuesday, December 13.

Dec 5, 2016

Caution: Construction Ahead - Healthcare Organizations Use Private Equity Investments to Support Innovation

This NEPC paper discusses how the healthcare industry is stepping up strategic investing in private equity amid efforts to improve patient care and reduce costs through innovation. The paper also includes highlights of our conversations with leading healthcare organizations and addresses governance and implementation issues. Read more here:

Dec 5, 2016

NEPC December Market Commentary

NEPC's monthly market commentary and outlook examines global markets in November while outlining our recommendations for investors.

Dec 2, 2016

Webinar: NEPC's 2016 Defined Benefit Plan Trends Survey Results

NEPC hosted a webinar on Thursday, December 1, 2016 from 2:00-3:00 (EST) pm. Bradley S. Smith, CFA, CEBS, Partner, David Moore, ARM, CEBS, CPCU, Partner, and Kevin C. Novak, Consultant, discussed NEPC’s Sixth Annual Defined Benefit Plan Trends Survey Results.

Nov 30, 2016

NEPC announced results of 2016 Defined Benefit Plan Trends Survey

NEPC announced the results of the 2016 Defined Benefit Plan Trends Survey, a gauge of corporate plan sponsors’ strategic vision for their pension funds. Read more here.

Nov 28, 2016

NEPC Market Chatter: To PE or not to PE...That is the Question

More investors are turning to private equity to help achieve their target returns as many markets are fully valued and the expectations for future returns are lower. Read NEPC's Market Chatter here.

Nov 28, 2016

Pensions & Investments: Election Not Expected to Slow Move to Alts

NEPC's Cathy Konicki was recently featured in Pensions & Investments article "Election Not Expected to Slow Move to Alts."

Nov 28, 2016

Pensions & Investments: Real Estate Allocations up as Investors Seek Security

Pensions & Investments article "Real Estate Allocations up as Investors Seek Security" includes comments from NEPC's Sean Gill.

Nov 28, 2016

NEPC uses RiskFirst to enhance daily monitoring capabilities

RiskFirst's latest case study looks at how NEPC is using PFaroe to enhance its daily monitoring capabilities and enable more effective implementation of customized asset allocation glide path strategies.

Nov 21, 2016

NEPC's Impact Investing Networking Event on 11/16/16

NEPC held an Impact Investing Networking event on November 16, 2016 at our Boston Office.

Nov 17, 2016

Webinar: "Digging Deeper on ESG"

NEPC will be hosting a webinar on December 13, 2016 at 11:00 AM (EST) on the fast growing integration of ESG within investment strategies.

Nov 15, 2016

WSJ PRO: Kreutzer’s Take: Endowments Fear Fund Size More Than Speed

The Wall Street Journal Pro article entitled "Kreutzer’s Take: Endowments Fear Fund Size More Than Speed" featured NEPC's Cathy Konicki.

Nov 9, 2016

Webinar Replay: Investor Insights - Perspectives on the 2016 US Election

NEPC held a webinar following the US Election on November 9, 2016. Watch the replay here.

Nov 8, 2016

Participate in NEPC's Healthcare Operating Fund Universe Survey

Participate in the next phase of the Healthcare Operating Fund Universe data. Survey is open until November 21, 2016.