Posts by: Joel Kornblum

LDI Strategies, Back in Vogue, Require Technology and Data Underpinning

Joel Kornblum, Managing Director


As liability-driven investment strategies move to the forefront, capabilities in measuring performance and risk can make or break these initiatives

For much of 2015, The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX Index) has resided near historic lows, reflecting a level of complacency among market watchers who had grown accustomed to an accommodating Fed policy and more than five years of nearly uninterrupted growth in U.S. equities. At the end of August, however, investors snapped to attention as volatility ratcheted up significantly and the VIX, also known as the “fear index,” logged its largest-ever weekly increase. For plan sponsors, particularly those managing defined benefit plans or insurance assets, the re-introduction of volatility offered a timely reminder to the value of liability-driven investment (LDI) strategies.

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A Single Version of the Truth: Using Eagle Data Management to Implement a Data-Centric Solution to Support Investment Decisions

Joel Kornblum, Managing Director, Regional Sales Director


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AIMCo Case Study

Today we released a new client case study, A Single Version of the Truth: Using Eagle Data Management to Implement a Data-Centric Solution to Support Investment Decisions, outlining our recent success with Eagle Data Management client, Alberta Investment Management Corporation (AIMCo). AIMCo, one of Canada’s largest and most diversified institutional investment fund managers, recently achieved ‘go live’ status with “AIMCo Innovations,” a multi-year, multi-million dollar business transformation impacting people, process and technology, and moving to a state-of-the-art operating platform driven by data. Read More…

Upgrade Portfolio Management by Managing Multi-source Data

Joel Kornblum, Managing Director, Regional Sales Director


Do you have a variety of front-office users with different business needs? Do you struggle to support those needs because you are managing multiple sources of data? The process by which your portfolios are reported is often as diverse as the end-users of this information and likely includes data fed from a myriad of vendors. There is no best single source for all your investment data and many portfolio managers are hindered by system limitations due to how data is structured and stored.

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