Chicago, IL (PRWEB) January 29, 2014
Blue Prairie Group (BPG) has just released the latest version of our Stable Value Database Executive Summary on our website, with data through September 30, 2013. Key findings include:
- Underlying portfolio performance was weak over the most recent quarter due to a sell-off in many of the fixed income markets.
- In Q2 2013, the stable value market place saw a dramatic downturn in market-to-book ratio due to a widespread sell-off of bonds.
- As September 30th, 2013, crediting rates ranged from 0.24% to 2.80%, with a database average rate of 1.78 percent.
Please visit http://www.blueprairiegroup.com/stable-value for the full executive summary and key findings as of September 30, 2013.
Each quarter, Blue Prairie Group’s Investment Analytics Group (IAG) sends out a detailed questionnaire to 23 of the leading stable value providers representing over $245 billion in stable value assets. The quarterly questionnaire requests detailed information on each portfolio’s risk characteristics including duration, sector allocations, crediting rates, and cash positions. We also request information regarding the wrap provider contracts that guarantee the book value of the portfolio to participants. We then make available quarterly highlights from our proprietary stable value database in an easy-to-understand Executive Summary.
About Blue Prairie Group
Blue Prairie Group is a fee-only investment consulting firm headquartered in Chicago. We provide unbiased and objective financial consulting within three main practice areas: ERISA Retirement, Foundations & Endowments and Wealth Management. We act as fiduciaries to all of our clients’ portfolios and are remunerated solely by our clients. BPG passionately advocates low cost investments, full fee transparency, and offers a broad service suite for both institutions and individuals. Like any good neighbor, we contribute to the communities we live in, and for us this means giving 5% of our pre-tax profit to local charitable organizations.
For more information, please contact Matt Gnabasik @ (312) 376-8435 or Constantine Mulligan @ (312) 376-8442, or go to http://www.blueprairiegroup.com.