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Prudential Financial’s Strategic Investment Research Group (SIRG) was founded over 30 years ago to serve Prudential's wealth management divisions. Today our organization has grown to provide services to a wide range of Prudential businesses, ranging from basic oversight and reporting to full-service platform consulting and discretionary multi-manager portfolio management.

We have over 25 professionals, averaging more than 15 years of experience, dedicated to investment research.

WEEKLY MARKET REVIEW

A weekly recap of market performance, top news, and economic releases for the prior week.

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Highlighted Research


Active Equity Management Making A Comeback in 2017


After several years of poor results following the 2008 global financial crisis, the performance of large cap equity managers seems to have turned a corner.  Year to date 2017, more than half of large cap equity funds have outperformed their benchmarks after fees.  The question we are asking ourselves is whether this is a head fake, or is the cycle finally starting to turn?

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Trading as an Alpha Source?


 

In today's competitive market, where Alpha (already a challenge for managers to achieve) is becoming more scarce, due diligence analysts must find more ways to identify a manager's edge in delivering excess returns.  One way that we believe gets little attention, yet is an important factor in performance, is a manager's approach to trade execution.

 

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Market Outlook and Survey


Investment Manager Survey - January 2018

Welcome to the latest edition of the SIRG Investment Manager Survey - a quarterly survey of senior investment professionals at investment management firms. This report provides an in-depth analysis of the views and sentiments regarding the economy, asset markets, and other pertinent issues affecting the investment community.

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Investment Strategy Outlook January 2018

SIRG's Investment Strategy Outlook provides a forward looking perspective on the market environment, and how it may impact investment strategies.

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