2018 Investment Symposium Briefing

Our 2018 Investment Symposium speakers summarize their presentations — from CEO Brian Wrubel’s opening remarks to the keynotes and flash talks.

The symposium covered the current market environment, emerging investment themes and investment stewardship challenges in the year ahead. The event featured six flash talks designed by our research team to brief clients on relevant topics and encourage timely conversations with investment consultants.

All keynote and flash talk videos are now available on demand:


An October to Forget?

Stock markets around the globe “corrected” in October, experiencing a sudden and broad-based drop. The sell-off was somewhat unusual as there was no glaring fundamental event that triggered the market drop, but rather a confluence of events that all seemed to come to the forefront of investors’ minds simultaneously. These concerns, coming on the heels of a strong third quarter for stocks that left the market looking modestly overvalued, led to an unpleasant month of returns.

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The opinions expressed herein are those of Marquette Associates, Inc. (“Marquette”), and are subject to change without notice. This material is not financial advice or an offer to purchase or sell any product. Marquette reserves the right to modify its current investment strategies and techniques based on changing market dynamics or client needs.

Creating Social Impact Through Responsible Investing

August 2015 Investment Perspectives

A growing population of socially conscious investors has energized socially responsible investment (SRI) strategies in the past decade. The Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment defines SRI as the process of integrating personal values and societal concerns into investment decision making. SRI has increased in the U.S. from $639 million in 1995 to $6.6 trillion in 2014. These assets account for roughly 17% of total dollars under management in the U.S.

This newsletter outlines a brief history of SRI, approaches to implementing an SRI program including positive and negative screening and shareholder activism; impact investing; example products and solutions in equities, fixed income, and real estate; investor concerns around performance and fiduciary liability, and considerations for implementing a sustainable investing program.

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