Uncover the results of Callan’s 2019 ESG Survey, highlighting the trends in environmental, social, and governance (ESG) investing. Survey author Anna West and Callan consultant Tom Shingler share key takeaways on our findings and explore broader trends in the ESG realm, including investor implementation and the regulatory environment.
Callan experts Ann O'Bradovich and Jimmy Veneruso take a deep dive into the trends shaping the defined contribution (DC) industry. Leveraging our proprietary data, including the Callan DC Index™ and the Callan Target Date Index™, they explore the major issues facing DC plan sponsors and asset managers. They provide insights into our discussions with clients and examine how these trends affect plans and participants.
How well do investment managers run their own 401(k) plans for their employees? Callan CEO and Chief Research Officer Greg Allen, along with co-author Matt Loster, did the analysis in their study, “The Cobbler’s Shoes.” Using federal government data and Callan’s database to examine the practices of asset managers,they uncover key insights around best practices within the defined contribution marketplace.
Callan’s annual Defined Contribution Trends Survey is designed to help plan sponsors understand the nuanced practices of the DC marketplace. In this webinar, Callan's Greg Ungerman and Jamie McAllister present the survey's key findings, including trends surrounding fiduciary positioning and fluctuations in plan fees. Additionally, Jack VanDerhei of the Employee Benefit Research Institute discusses the current state and direction of employers' financial well-being programs.
Callan’s 2018 ESG Survey finds that around half of U.S. institutional investors currently consider environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors when making investment decisions, or are considering doing so in the future. While this space has gained momentum in recent years, Callan finds substantial differences in ESG implementation by fund type and size, and in how investors define and approach ESG.
Callan experts Jan Mende, Real Assets Consulting group, and Mark Andersen, Trust Advisory group, join moderator and fund sponsor consultant Brianne Weymouth for an informative and practical webinar on infrastructure investing. Explore current infrastructure sectors and investable opportunities, access points, further consideration for evaluating expected risk/return of unlisted strategies, the evolution of investor allocations and benchmarks, as well as and fundraising, sector performance, and investor outlooks. Download the presentation.
Callan's 2017 Private Equity Survey author Jay Nayak and Callan CEO and Chief Research Officer Greg Allen share key takeaways on our findings. They cover the impact that factors such as governance and oversight, staffing and resources, and the assignment of administration functions have on the structuring and investment of institutional private equity programs. Download the presentation.
This webinar highlights the key findings from “White Label Funds: A No-Nonsense Design Handbook,” which was published in the Journal of Retirement and was authored by Callan experts Rod Bare, Jay Kloepfer, and James Veneruso. They discuss the advantages of white label funds, which are generic investment structures that use a mix of underlying funds. They are a compelling way to offer active management in large defined contribution plans. Download the presentation.
Callan Executive Chairman Ron Peyton and Consultant Brady O’Connell offer their insights based on what they’ve seen from effective investment committees. Underlying these 10 practical tips is a guiding principle for institutional investors: focus on avoiding losses rather than trying to achieve extraordinary gains. Download the presentation.