Investment Consulting

The white paper, “Creating Equity Portfolios,” poses the question “Why do we recommend certain equity allocations?” The paper reviews the nuts and bolts of diversification and the factors we consider in forming equity portfolios. By considering data and research on different asset classes, including U.S....

Investment expenses can be a significant drag on investment performance. Some investment expenses are easily identified, and others are hidden from view. Authoritative studies of total investment expenses are scarce. The following table presents estimates developed by William J. Bernstein, an investment adviser and well...

The government started issuing Treasury Inflation Protected Securities (TIPS) in March, 1997 to offer investors protection from unexpected increases in inflation. Since inception in March, 1997, the Barclays Capital US TIPS Index has returned 6.5% per year versus 6.2% per year for the 5-Year Treasury....