NEWARK, N.J., November 13, 2018 - QMA, the quantitative equity and global multi-asset solutions manager of PGIM, announced today PGIM’s acquisition of Wadhwani Asset Management (WAM), a London-based quantitative macro-focused investment management firm. Upon closing, WAM will become part of the QMA business.
NEWARK, N.J., September 25, 2018 - QMA continues to expand its outreach to clients around the world, today naming Liisa Juntunen as head of U.K. consultant relations. QMA is the quantitative equity and global multi-asset solutions manager of PGIM, the $1 trillion global investment management business of Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE: PRU). QMA managed $127.6 billion as of June 30, 2018.
NEWARK, N.J., September 13, 2018 - QMA continues to expand its investment platform with the addition of two new client portfolio managers, responsible for portfolio analysis and research for its Global Multi-Asset Solutions and Quantitative Equity teams. QMA is the quantitative equity and global multi-asset solutions business of PGIM, the $1 trillion global investment management business of Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE: PRU).
Earlier this year, global economic growth appeared to be coasting, with all major economies growing in unison for the first time since 2010. However, paths now appear to be diverging, shifted by escalating trade tensions, Italian politics and pockets of emerging market turmoil, according to QMA’s Q3 2018 Outlook & Review.
NEWARK, N.J., July 26, 2018 - PGIM Investments has strengthened its relationship with financial services firm Edward Jones, joining the firm’s select group of Strategic Product Partners. PGIM Investments is the global manufacturer and fund distributor of PGIM Inc., the $1 trillion global investment management business of Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE: PRU).
As more and more equity investors have seemingly lost faith in active management, one particular area, quantitative strategies and techniques, is actually seeing positive flows and a surge of client interest, writes Andrew Dyson, chief executive officer of QMA.
After a year that saw the S&P 500 Index return more than 20%, QMA predicts stocks will again outpace bonds in 2018 — potentially by a very wide margin. While QMA's base case, outlined in its 2018 Outlook & Review "Goldilocks Growth and the Missing Bears," calls for S&P returns in the 10% range, the firm envisions scenarios that could have 2018 nearly matching 2017's surprise breakout year for equities.
The success of the most far-reaching U.S. tax overhaul in decades will depend on whether American companies invest their tax windfall on expanding hiring and production capacity or save it for dividends and share buybacks that, while they increase shareholder value, do little for economic growth, according to three PGIM thought leaders.
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