Research and market experiences typically suggest that a diversified portfolio optimizes investors’ chances of meeting their goals. Is diversification still the right approach in today’s market?
Alternative investments are used in many investment portfolios to manage risk and allow for further diversification. But they must be used strategically to be most effective.
Many organizations adopt a primary investment objective of inflation plus their annual spending rate as a metric. But adhering to a particular rate of return may present challenges going forward.
Learn how a century-old healthcare-oriented Foundation aligned its investment portfolio with the organization’s mission (and came out ahead).
Make an informed decision about adding alternatives to your investment portfolio.
Nonprofits should always consider the old adage that the best time to buy an umbrella is when the sun is shining. Portfolio uncertainty and the prospect of significant losses have the potential to reverberate throughout your organization for years to come
Take a look at our Investment Committee Toolkit, designed to assist investment committees improve their investment outcomes.
Why today’s organizations have a historic opportunity to leverage their short-term capital through a three-tiered approach.
Despite the growth and high level of interest in Socially Responsive Investing (SRI), there are a few fundamental questions that remain.
Fixed Income (Bonds): Providing Income and Protecting Principal – Still the Case?
Many organizations strive for an annual investment return of consumer price index plus five percent. But how reasonable is this goal in today’s market environment?
Consulting versus Discretionary
SunTrust Foundations and Endowments Specialty Practice, discusses the importance of aligning your institution’s investments with your organizational values.
There’s no right or wrong approach when it comes to deciding on a discretionary or non-discretionary investment model for your organization. Instead, a multitude of factors need to be carefully weighed to determine which model is right for your organisation.
Using short-term allocation adjustments to capture opportunities and mitigate portfolio risk.
Active managers have faced recent challenges, amid rallying market benchmarks. As the investing landscape evolves, active managers’ approach will, as well.
Institutional managers have struggled to keep pace with market benchmarks in recent years as the bull market continues. But is a passive approach a better option? Let’s hear from two industry leaders.
The average investment committee has a finite number of opportunities to meet each year to review the portfolio and make decisions. Thus, it is even more critical to spend your valuable time measuring areas of importance.
This RFP format is designed to solicit detailed, specific responses. This format may be of great value if your organization is comparing technical aspects of services offered.
Benchmarks such as market indices or peer groups are among the most useful ways for organizations to evaluate and determine the most effective investment policies.
Most investors tend to keep their assets close to home, but this home-country bias could have negative repercussions. SunTrust’s Mike Hill explains how global diversification can impact your portfolio.
The decision to use active management, passive management or a blend of both is important. It is an evolving discussion that can be adjusted as organizational needs, the economy and financial markets change. But, it is important to remember that it is only one step in the investment process.
Is your current investment plan optimal for achieving your organization’s goals? Consider these three questions to help maximize your investment outcomes.
Kim Krause, Senior Investment Advisor, SunTrust Foundations and Endowments Specialty Practice, discusses how measuring what matters and using a combination of benchmarks will likely give fiduciaries the greatest perspective to answer the important question.
Your goal is to provide investment guidance that is closely aligned with your foundation’s governance and investment philosophy. However, overly prescriptive investment policy statements can restrict decision makers from pursuing the best interests of the organization and delay the decision-making process. Learn how to craft an IPS that is responsive to change here.
With the right coaching and resources, you and your investment committee can serve your fiduciary duty both honorably and successfully. Here are five tips to get started.
More organizations and individual investors are beginning to follow socially responsible investing (SRI) strategies. Which strategy is right for you?
Throughout this paper, we will explore ways in which committees can leverage and streamline
SunTrust Foundations and Endowments team outlines strategies for minimum distributions, qualifying distributions and over distribution, including tax implications.
Investment Committee Meeting Agenda.
Investment and Insurance Products:
Are Not FDIC or any other Government Agency Insured Are Not Bank Guaranteed May Lose Value
© 2019 SunTrust Banks, Inc.
Equal Housing Lender. SunTrust Bank - NMLS #93471Link opens a new window. Member FDIC.
SunTrust, SunTrust PortfolioView, SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, SunTrust Premier Program, AMC Pinnacle, AMC Premier, Access 3, Signature Advantage Brokerage, Custom Choice Loan and SunTrust SummitView are trademarks of SunTrust Banks, Inc. All rights reserved. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
Services provided by the following affiliates of SunTrust Banks, Inc.: Banking products and services are provided by SunTrust Bank, Member FDIC. Trust and investment management services are provided by SunTrust Bank, SunTrust Delaware Trust Company. Securities, brokerage accounts and insurance (including annuities) are offered by SunTrust Investment Services, Inc., a SEC registered broker-dealer, member FINRA, SIPC, and a licensed insurance agency. Investment advisory services are offered by SunTrust Advisory Services, Inc., a SEC registered adviser. GFO Advisory Services, LLC is a SEC registered investment adviser that provides investment advisory services to a group of private investment funds and other non-investment advisory services to affiliates. Mortgage products and services are offered through SunTrust Mortgage, a tradename for SunTrust Bank, and loans are made by SunTrust Bank.
"SunTrust Advisors" may be officers and/or associated persons of the following affiliates of SunTrust Banks, Inc.: SunTrust Bank, our commercial bank, which provides banking, trust and asset management services; SunTrust Investment Services, Inc., a registered broker-dealer, which is a member of FINRALink opens a new window and SIPCLink opens a new window, and a licensed insurance agency, and which provides securities, annuities and life insurance products; SunTrust Advisory Services, Inc., a SEC registered investment adviser which provides Investment Advisory services.
SunTrust Private Wealth Management, International Wealth Management, Business Owner Specialty Group, Sports and Entertainment Group, and Legal and Medical Specialty Groups and GenSpring are marketing names used by SunTrust Bank, SunTrust Delaware Trust Company, SunTrust Investment Services, Inc., and SunTrust Advisory Services, Inc.
SunTrust Robinson Humphrey is the trade name for the corporate and investment banking services of SunTrust Banks, Inc. and its subsidiaries, including SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, Inc., member FINRALink opens a new window and SIPCLink opens a new window.