The Skill of Active Management

Find out why Balentine typically choose to be passive in efficient asset classes, and how we decide whether active management may be more appropriate.

Creative Solutions in a Returns-Challenged World: Reinsurance

Reinsurance is a risk transfer service for insurance companies. When insurance companies write enough policies to become concentrated in one area or they need to write more policies to keep the relationships they have, they will engage a reinsurance firm.

CalPERS hedge fund universe

Don’t Jump on the Bandwagon: What the CalPERS Decision To Eliminate Hedge Funds Really Means

Last month, CalPERS, the largest public pension fund in the U.S., made the decision to eliminate hedge funds from its portfolio. “We are always examining the portfolio to ensure that we are efficiently and cost-effectively achieving our risk-adjusted return goals,” said Ted Eliopoulos, CalPERS Chief Investment Officer, in a press release on September 15. “Hedge […]

Misleading Models

There are many investment myths floating about that can be harmful to investors. One of the most dangerous we’ve heard recently: because bonds are likely to be a terrible investment going forward, stock performance should be great. After all, investors have been trained to treat the two asset classes as Yin and Yang. A recent […]

Manager Skill and Market Outcomes

Academics, economists and thought leaders in our industry agree: diversification across traditional asset classes simply is not enough to grow – or even sustain – assets over the long term. At Balentine, we use a distinctive Building Blocks approach to asset management to help bridge the gap between what is possible in the markets and […]