We save today to spend tomorrow, and at heart, our investments are meant to help increase our future purchasing power. To do so, our returns need to outpace inflation, which can be particularly challenging in uncertain times.
Join Andrew Lill, Americas CIO, and Marta Norton, head of Outcome-Based Strategies, who discuss our current views on inflation and how we design some portfolios to target inflation-plus returns.
These are uncertain times. We work with great advisors that have shared their observations and resources with us and we thought you might find some of this helpful.
Nuveen’s Fruits of Employment (FoE) initiative gives individuals with disabilities access to competitive employment across four custom-farmed properties in California, Oregon and Washington. The initiative trains and employs workers with disabilities in the same job functions as other employees – an important effort considering that in the U.S. only 41% of people with disabilities are employed, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.
As of March 2019, the program had 34 active workers, many of whom have worked on the farms since the start of the initiative in 2009. For a third of these employees, it was their first time having a job. The FoE program offers many benefits to farm managers, namely stable employment: unlike guest workers who are in the U.S. mainly during harvesting season, FoE workers are employed year round, helping to reduce labor shortages.
Overall, Nuveen’s Fruits of Employment initiative provides mutually beneficial outcomes for both farmland employers and employees, through the promotion of inclusive employment and decent work for all. Watch the video to explore the Fruits of Employment program, and to learn more about Nuveen’s progress in achieving numerous sustainability goals across our global farmland assets, view our latest Farmland Sustainability Report.
Overview of Federated's approach to managing money market funds, including process, philosophy and intensive credit analysis.
For the first time ever, BlackRock is enabling all portfolio managers to stress test their portfolios to future carbon price scenarios. Andre and Mike explain why.
78% of Americans are living paycheck to paycheck, 43% of student loan borrowers are not making payments and nearly half of all employees can’t cover a $400 emergency. In an effort to help employees understand and improve their personal financial health, many plan sponsors and their advisors are turning to workplace financial wellness programs. Phyllis Klein is a senior director at Captrust Financial Advisors, a firm that specializes in institutional advisory work. In this episode, Phyllis discusses the benefits and challenges of helping employers implement financial wellness programs for their employees.
At nearly $1.6 trillion, student debt is double the size of the Defense budget and is second only to mortgages on the list of the largest household liabilities.
Talking about life insurance as part of a financial plan isn’t always easy, but it is important. What steps can you take to ensure these difficult conversations make it into your client’s financial plan?