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Ryan Nauman
VP, Product and Market Strategist
Stephen Berei
VP, Client Services & Implementation
Jeremy Poulin
Senior Client Consultant

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S&P Target Date Indices

Jun 17, 2015 Ryan Nauman
At Informa Investment Solutions, we continually strive to add new enhancements and features to our products. One type of enhancement that we focus on is improving and adding to our current list of over 59,000 indexes. Over the years Target Date funds have grown in popularity for both asset management firms and investors alike. The increase in popularity for this asset class has led to the need for appropriate benchmarks to track these products. We are happy to announce that we have added...

PSN Top Guns Q1 2015 - New Highs with Minimal Gains

May 28, 2015 Ryan Nauman
Since 2000 Informa Investment Solutions has produced an elite list of separately managed account (SMA) Managers referred to as the PSN Top Guns list. Every quarter PSN ranks thousands of SMA products across dozens of universes. Looking at short- and long-term return and risk characteristics, PSN identifies the top SMA products from a variety of different perspectives. Informa clients can access the Top Guns portion of the Informa website...

What is the purpose of a public corporation?

May 12, 2015 Ryan Nauman
One of the things I still remember from my business courses at St. Cloud State University was that a corporation’s primary purpose is to maximize their shareholder’s value. Maximizing the companies’ shareholders’ return is a goal for all corporations, but should it be the primary goal? One could also say that the welfare of the employees should be a primary goal considering the corporation is the employee’s livelihood. Debt holders can also be considered a...

U.S. economy slows during first quarter of 2015

Apr 30, 2015 Ryan Nauman
The nation’s economic growth slowed during the first quarter, as the gross domestic product expanded by a mere 0.2% seasonally adjusted annual rate, the Commerce Department said Wednesday. The 0.2% gain is the smallest gain since the same time one year ago, when the nation’s economy declined by 2.1%. This minimal growth during the first quarter of 2015 is also a decline from a 2.2% growth during the previous quarter. There...

Long Awaited Fee Adjuster Enhancement Is Here

Apr 29, 2015 John Regin
For some time now our StyleADVISOR customers have been asking “Is it possible to show a return in StyleADVISOR that has been adjusted for some type of fee?” Well, that time has arrived with the release of new functionality in StyleADVISOR called “Fee Adjuster”. Custom fees can now be applied to any Manager, Blend, Benchmark, or Custom Return series. This new functionality is now available in the 8.5 version of StyleADVISOR. Below are some...

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