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Identifying and Solving Top Time Wasters for Institutional Investors

Increased expectations for transparency and accuracy of information are challenging institutional investors who manage their assets in-house. Often understaffed, and frequently faced with logjams in the information flow caused by inconsistent methods of presenting data, these teams of investment professionals are turning to technology to streamline their workflow. Learn more about how chief investment officers are addressing their top time wasters.

Pension plans and other institutions have been taking more of their investment responsibilities in-house over the last several years, while at the same time alternative investments have become mainstays of institutional portfolios . 

Bringing investment responsibilities in-house allows institutions to maintain more control over their fiduciary responsibilities, rein in costs, and keep a closer eye on performance . “Pension plans maintain in-house asset management teams for various reasons, including lower management costs, enhanced relationships with selected companies, ability to access and engage with expert partners directly, and maximization of long-term returns,” noted a recent PricewaterhouseCoopers survey* of the world’s largest pension funds . The survey found that in 2016, plans managed 65 percent of investment mandates internally — up slightly from 63 percent in 2014 — versus 35 percent externally.

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*Source: Global Pension Funds: Best practices in the pension funds investment process, PwC, 2016

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