Investment Change Evaluations

Essential Questions for Plan Sponsors

Learn your investment consultant's value add/loss and discover patterns that can be used to improve future investment decisions.

If your investment consultant has discretionary authority, our unique performance metrics can provide ongoing scoring of their value add/loss.

Although participants have choice, many plan changes are left to the plan sponsor. Score those decisions and improve future decisions.

The investment consultant is critical to plan success. A professional and thorough search will ensure the right fit for ongoing success.

Is your investment consultant adding value? You can try to guess, but if you rely solely on your investment consultant's reports, you will find it impossible to answer.

Fiduciary Protection

Monitoring the investment process is paramount for a fiduciary. Our objective analysis gives peace of mind.

Education

Our studies provide insights not available in standard investment reports.

Apply the Results

Our studies will improve the investment process and future decisions.

Value

Our studies will continue to help beyond the initial report.

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  • keller
    The greatest tragedy in life is people who have sight but no vision.
    -Helen Keller
  • stevenson
    Change is inevitable. Change for the better is a full-time job.
    -Adlai Stevenson
  • sarnoff
    Finance is the art of passing currency from hand to hand until it finally disappears.
    -Robert Sarnoff
  • lynch
    The key to making money in stocks is not to get scared out of them.
    -Peter Lynch
  • buffett
    Risk comes from not knowing what you're doing.
    -Warren Buffett
  • churchill
    If you have knowledge, let others light their candles with it.
    -Winston Churchill
  • drucker
    The entrepreneur always searches for change, responds to it, and exploits it as an opportunity.
    -Peter Drucker
  • confucius
    Only the wisest and the stupidest of men never change.
    -Confucius
  • franklin
    When you are finished changing, you are finished.
    -Benjamin Franklin
  • buffett
    Wide diversification is only required when investors do not understand what they are doing.
    -Warren Buffett
  • trump
    Sometimes your best investments are the ones you don't make.
    -Donald Trump
  • templeton
    The four most dangerous words in investing are, "This time it's different."
    -John Templeton
  • lynch
    In this business, if you are good, you are right 6 times out of 10. You are never going to be right 9 times out of 10.
    -Peter Lynch
  • churchill
    All men make mistakes, but only wise men learn from their mistakes.
    -Winston Churchill
  • buffett
    Price is what you pay. Value is what you get.
    -Warren Buffett
  • keynes
    The social object of skilled investment should be to defeat the dark forces of time and ignorance which envelope our future.
    -John Maynard Keynes
  • ruth
    Every strike brings me closer to my next home run.
    -Babe Ruth
  • armour
    The best way to win is by making fewer bad shots.
    -Tommy Armour
  • anonymous
    Experience is the best teacher. Except you get the test first, and the lesson second.
    -Anonymous
  • zwieg
    It's okay to be wrong. It's not okay to stay wrong.
    -Martin Zweig
  • hogan
    Golf is a game of misses. The guy who misses the best is going to win.
    -Ben Hogan
  • kettering
    A problem well stated, is a problem half solved.
    -Charles Kettering
  • anonymous
    When you don't get what you want, you get experience.
    -Anonymous
  • santayana
    Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.
    -George Santayana
  • jefferson
    With the right information, people make the right decision.
    -Thomas Jefferson
Investing is easy. Successful investing, however, is quite difficult.

The fiduciary duty to monitor the investment process is not only necessary, but vital for success. Due diligence on your key investment professional and process will not only help fulfill your fiduciary duty, but you will also discover ways to improve using the lessons of your actual investment experience.

Although institutional investors are continually looking for ways to improve returns and manage risk through asset allocation and manager selection, they are blocked from knowing if their past investment changes were successful. The simple truth is investment consultant reports are inadequate. Incomplete feedback loops within them limit compliance monitoring and therefore prevents improvement through experience.

Investment Change Evaluations has the solution. Our quantitative process objectively measures asset allocation and manager selection changes. A Consultant Performance Review will provide your plan with valuable benefits and behavioral finance heuristics that will be a foundation for improved investment success. A 401-Focus can provide similar information to defined contribution plan sponsors.

If your plan has given discretionary authority to your investment consultant, the "OCIO Model," our Discretionary Consultant Scoring service will provide you with objective performance metrics for continual evaluation.

If you are an institutional investor considering changing your investment consultant or want to explore the consultant marketplace, ICE can also perform a Consultant Search.

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