Active listening, inventive thinking: Tackling the toughest investment challenges.
For more than three decades, the Investment Solutions Group (ISG) has developed asset class-spanning products and services aimed at realizing our clients’ diverse goals. Today, we serve clients around the world, with more than $234 billion in assets under management and under advisory/consulting.*
We provide a wide range of investment solutions, from implementing short-term, tactical exposures to fully discretionary mandates (also known as “Outsourced CIO”). Here are some of our key multi-asset offerings:
Our longer-term asset class forecasts are forward-looking estimates of total return and risk premia, generated through a combined assessment of current valuation measures, economic growth, inflation prospects, ESG considerations, yield conditions as well as historical price patterns. We also include shorter-term return forecasts that incorporate output from our multi-factor tactical asset allocation models. Outlined below is the process we use to arrive at our return forecasts for the major asset classes.
Over the last decade, inflation has been subdued around the globe and struggled to come close to central bank targets despite loose monetary policy actions. However, influenced by the economic effects of the global pandemic, inflation appears poised to re-emerge in 2021 and to have an impact in the years to come.
Each month, the State Street Global Advisors Investment Solutions Group (ISG) meets to debate and ultimately determine a Tactical Asset Allocation (TAA) that can be used to help guide near-term investment decisions for client portfolios. By focusing on asset allocation, the ISG team seeks to exploit macro inefficiencies in the market, providing State Street clients with a tool that not only generates alpha, but also generates alpha that is distinct (i.e., uncorrelated) from stock picking and other traditional types of active management. Here we report on the team’s most recent TAA discussion.
* As of June 30, 2019. Total AUM of $211B excludes execution-only LDI. Derivatives-based exposure management AUM represents the notional value of exposure managed. Assets under advisory/consulting of $23B includes mandates for which the firm provides advisory or consulting services supporting an investment management process that does not include the responsibility to arrange or effect the purchase or sale of securities and/or funds.