Research Group

Our large, in-house Research Department aids the Investment Policy Committee (IPC) with every step of the investment process.

The Research Group is organized into teams focused in four primary areas: Applied Research, Theoretical Research, Suitability Analysis and Portfolio Implementation.

Responsibilities of Our Research Group

Each team has unique responsibilities, including analyzing economic trends, sector and industry updates; evaluating securities; calculating performance and implementing the IPC's portfolio decisions.

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Applied Research

Two Applied Research teams, the Capital Markets Research Team and the Securities Research Team, provide information and analysis upon which the IPC makes portfolio decisions. Both teams have dedicated analysts specializing in fixed income research.

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Capital Markets Research Team

The Capital Markets Research Team employs a top-down investment process to understand economic, political and sentiment factors we believe will drive markets over the next 12-18 months. The IPC uses this information to develop key portfolio themes based on which asset classes, countries and sectors are best positioned for the economic environment we expect ahead.

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Securities Research Team

Our Securities analysts perform fundamental research on current and prospective investments to identify securities with strategic attributes consistent with our top-down views and competitive advantages relative to their defined peer group.

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Theoretical research

Capital Markets Innovation Team

The Capital Markets Innovation Team is responsible for developing and refining proprietary capital markets technology (i.e., ways to analyze markets ), providing quantitative investment analysis to the IPC and applied research teams, measuring portfolio attribution and managing portfolio risk.

The team assists the IPC with the development and modification of portfolio drivers with theoretical, quantitative-driven capital markets technology.

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suitability analysis

Portfolio Evaluation Group

Under the direction of the IPC, the Portfolio Evaluation Group provides benchmark recommendations and personalized portfolio analysis for clients and prospective clients, tailored to their unique financial objectives.

Portfolio Implementation & Monitoring

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Implementation Team

The Implementation Team oversees and applies portfolio changes—generating trade orders—as instructed by the IPC, portfolio strategy and client restrictions.

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Portfolio Engineering Team

The Portfolio Engineering Team monitors our strategies to ensure the intended portfolio themes are represented.

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Trading Team

The Trading Team works together with the Portfolio Implementation Team to generate and execute trade orders as directed by the IPC.

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