Multi-manager solutions

We seek to combine independent sources of alpha from Wellington Management’s broad array of investment approaches using proprietary risk research.

INVESTMENT PRINCIPLES

Our multi-manager solutions team has developed key principles that encapsulate the team members’ strongly held beliefs, including:

  • High active share is a useful measure of alpha potential, a critical element in structuring equity allocations, and a defense against closet indexing. This principle is based on the team’s belief that the potential to generate alpha increases as managers differentiate their portfolios from their benchmarks. Moreover, it helps guide the team’s efforts to ensure alpha potential remains high when constructing multi-manager portfolios for clients.
  • The impact of risk factors on returns has increased materially and, given structural changes to markets, is unlikely to decline. In addition, the team members believe risk factors are more nuanced and numerous than the classic “nine style box” would suggest. Therefore, they have created a detailed proprietary risk-factor framework that they employ in internal risk analysis and in the management of client portfolios.
  • Investment decisions should be guided by risk considerations. The team’s manager allocation process, factor research, and risk tools. As a result, they typically have a mandate to pursue alpha for clients but with a specific risk profile.
Kent Stahl

In recent years, the frequency of risk-factor outliers has increased dramatically, and today risk factors are generally on par with security selection in terms of their impact on portfolio performance.

Kent Stahl, CFA, Chief Investment Strategist

EXPLORE INSIGHTS​

Using climate science to uncover investment opportunities
Investors are increasingly aware of the risks posed by climate change, but perhaps less so of the unexpected opportunities that climate science can help uncover.
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July 2021
Using climate science to uncover investment opportunities
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Monthly Market Snapshot: June 2021
A monthly update on equity, fixed income, currency and commodity markets.
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July 2021
Monthly Market Snapshot: June 2021
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Financial Market Review: Second quarter 2021
A quarterly review of results in the global equity, fixed income, currency and commodity markets.
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July 2021
Financial Market Review: Second quarter 2021
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Mid-2021 Investment Outlook
As you look ahead to the second half of 2021, thought leaders from across our investment platform share their views on pressing questions.
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July 2021
Mid-2021 Investment Outlook
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Investing implications of a three-speed economy
Multi-Asset Strategist and Portfolio Manager Nick Samouilhan and Investment Directors Andrew Sharp-Paul and Matthew Bullock highlight how key regional differences globally have led to three distinct ”blocks” of the world economy.
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July 2021
Investing implications of a three-speed economy
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<span>Insurance Multi-Asset Outlook — </span>The rising tide of inflation: risks and opportunities for insurers
COVID vaccination progress and ample policy support may warrant a more pro-risk investment stance in the future, but persistent inflation concerns continue to loom. Multi-Asset Insurance Strategist Tim Antonelli and Investment Strategy Analyst Daniel Cook share insights to help insurers navigate these competing forces.
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July 2021
Insurance Multi-Asset Outlook — The rising tide of inflation: risks and opportunities for insurers
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Tim Antonelli
 CFA, FRM, SCR
Split decision: should investors  separate China from EM equities?
Many investors are contemplating whether to separate China from the rest of their emerging market equity allocation. Members of our Investment Strategy Group argue that the key decision point is not China’s dominance of the emerging market index, but the extent to which a standalone China allocation can be viewed as similar to an EM ex-China allocation. In this paper, they evaluate the similarity of the two allocations using a variety of metrics, from correlations to factors to sector composition.
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July 2021
Split decision: should investors separate China from EM equities?
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Building climate resilience within a strategic asset allocation framework
Driving volatility and dispersion, climate change could have lasting effects on the risk and return profile of a strategic asset allocation plan. We suggest allocators factor climate change into their structural planning today, and we propose a climate-aware allocation framework to help them do so.
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July 2021
Building climate resilience within a strategic asset allocation framework
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Erika Murphy
 CFA, CAIA