Our advanced systems allow us to provide customized solutions for your portfolio. We work with clients who have specific needs and restrictions (sector, duration, industry, quality and issuer) and build the appropriate portfolio and benchmark around those guidelines while remaining consistent with our underlying philosophy and process.
Blended and Custom Benchmarks
For clients looking to capture unique criteria in an appropriate but non-standard benchmark, we will work with you to develop the appropriate solution to benchmark a portfolio. This could entail quality constrained indices or blending multiple indexes to represent various sector allocations or a customized maturity/duration exposure.
Taxable/Tax Sensitive Strategies
For taxpaying clients, we conduct relative value analysis within the municipal bond market and “crossover” analysis in order to make tax-exempt vs. taxable buy/sell decisions.
Socially Responsible Investing (SRI) Screens
At the request of our clients, we use negative screens to avoid and positive screens to focus on investments based on industry, environment, social and governance factors.
At the request of our clients, we use screens to invest in companies with positive environment, social and governance ratings.
Liability Driven Investing (LDI or ALM)
LIM assists defined benefit clients to maximize returns while minimizing funding liability mismatches. By partnering with the plan sponsor, we customize solutions based on actuarial data. Using this information, we will develop a dynamic strategy tailored to the plan's specific payment stream, objectives, constraints and expected contributions (from both the employees and sponsor).
Treasury Management Solutions
Operating funds play an important role for organizations with varying objectives - liquidity, earnings, balance sheet stability and long term reserves. The requirements of Sarbanes-Oxley place greater demands on public companies' assets and reporting. LIM's experience and resources can customize both portfolios and reporting to meet these needs.