S&P's midyear SPIVA scorecard showed how difficult it is for active managers to outperform their benchmarks over the long term and further fuels the active vs. passive debate. Over the trailing five-year periods ended June 30, 85% of active large core managers failed to outperform the S&P 500 Growth index, while 89% of large value managers failed to add alpha over the index. Large growth managers fared a bit better, with about 76% falling behind the index.
FFirms with higher funding ratios are likely to have more cash on their balance sheets. The position underfunded plans are in could worsen with PBGC premiums expected to increase significantly over the next 18 months and relatively little cash available with which to boost plan assets. A total of 96 corporate pension plans were examined, ranging from the $2.5 billion Sempra Energy plan to the $61 billion General Motors plan. NextEra Energy had the highest funding ratio at 147%.
Positive performance and higher coupon rates relative to investment-grade debt has increased demand for catastrophe bonds in recent years. The increased demand and relatively lower supply has pushed coupon rates lower on new issues despite an increase in the average expected loss. More than $10 billion in new debt has been issued so far in 2017, bringing the total amount of outstanding issues to $30 billion.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".