Research is a core commitment at NEPC. With one of the largest dedicated research groups in the industry — 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.
Our research group consists of three teams: Asset Allocation, Traditional Manager Research, and Alternative Assets Research. Each is driven by process and planning. When identifying asset managers, we look for those organizations with a unique and repeatable investment thesis grounded in sound economic relationships. Asset allocation and traditional research involve strategy evaluation, while our alternative asset research process begins by establishing a strategic plan for the investment program, guidelines for candidate managers, and extensive due diligence.
Markets and Insights
NEPC provides insights and analysis on asset classes and strategies, as well as new products and technology and special topics.
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- (21 articles) General Research
- (27 articles) Topical Research
- (18 articles) Asset Class Research
- (20 articles) Quarterly Market Thoughts
- (1 article) Index Returns
- (6 articles) Chairman's Annual Update
- (7 articles) Webinars
Investment managers, learn more about the asset classes we cover and how to connect with our research group.