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Q2 Plan Universe Allocation & Return Analysis

Strong performance and an increased allocation to equities

We analyzed over thousands of plans to find out which generated the highest returns in Q2 2021 and drilled down to uncover where these plans invested and what their returns are.

Gain timely insights to find out:

  • Performance and allocations by plan type
  • Allocation changes over the last year
  • Equity allocation changes over the last 5 years

Investment Metrics Plan Universe is the industry’s most granular analytics tool for plan sponsors including standard and custom peer group comparisons of performance, risk, and asset allocations by plan type and size. The data is sourced directly from our reporting and analytics solution that is relied on by leading investment consultants, advisors and asset owners, representing over 4,000 institutional plans and $4T in assets. Updated three times every quarter, the data includes 20+ years’ history on institutional investment plans.

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About the Authors:

 

Brendan Cooper
Brendan is a senior consultant at Investment Metrics, responsible for overseeing the research team. Brendan consults with the money management community on the investing of institutional assets. Living abroad for many years greatly influenced his interest in world affairs and was part of the reason that he studied history and economics. Brendan holds a BA from Boston College and has over 20 years of investment experience.

Scott Treacy
Scott Treacy joined Investment Metrics in 2014 as a consultant, producing and presenting research to clients on U.S. institutional investments. Previously, Mr. Treacy spent four years with Brandes Investment Partners, based in their Geneva, Switzerland office, as an institutional portfolio specialist for their European, Middle Eastern, and African based clients. Mr. Treacy is a CFA charter holder and received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Tufts University in 2003, majoring in Economics.



Damian Handzy
Damian has 24 years’ experience in FinTech analytics, having worked with hundreds of Wall Street’s most successful investment managers in risk management, performance attribution and factor analysis. He joined Style Analytics in August 2019 to help bring their innovative and unique style factor approach to a wider market. Prior to joining Style Analytics, Damian co-founded Investor Analytics in 199 as Wall Street’s first cloud-based multi-asset class risk service provider and served as Chairman and CEO until he sold that company to StatPro in 2016 to become their Global Head of Risk.

Damian received his undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania and his doctorate in nuclear astrophysics while working on Correlation Functions at the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory at MSU.

Related Insight:

Fees, flows and factors all impact performance. We analyzed 30,000+ funds, 20,000+ institutional plans and 50,000+ portfolio factors to assess allocation drivers. Here’s what we found out.

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