2 Gateway Center, 6th Floor, Newark, NJ 07102-5008
Investment Services & Portfolio Management
Quantitative Management Associates (QMA) uses proprietary quantitative models to systematically identify undervalued stocks or those they believe are mispriced because of investor sentiment or bias. The firm offers an array of investment strategies that fall under four broad categories: actively managed equity; equity indexing; asset allocation; and structured strategies.QMA's actively manages core equity and value equity strategies. These domestic, non-US and global strategies employ proprietary quantitative stock evaluation processes and proprietary portfolio construction models. Portfolios are managed against specific benchmarks. The firm emphasizes stocks that are attractively rated on a number of quantifiable attributes such as valuation and accounting-based measures. Portfolios are constructed using portfolio optimization algorithms. QMA's Equity Indexing strategies seek to replicate the performance and characteristics of US or international equity indices. The strategies offer low cost passive exposure to an equity index either through replication or sampling methods.QMA invests in non-traditional asset classes that seek diversification and enhanced risk adjusted returns. For certain accounts, they may actively manage an overlay portion of the account. These investments typically include ETFs, as well as, futures on interest rates or broad-based stock indices and other derivatives.QMA's asset allocation strategies seek to match or outperform a performance benchmark unique to each client. Such benchmarks may represent a composite return consisting of a combination of component index returns. Underlying investments may be actively and/or passively managed by QMA, their affiliates, or unaffiliated managers. They may also include positions in derivatives, ETFs, or pooled and similar investment vehicles.The firm offers structured strategies that use a combination of derivatives and other securities in an attempt to provide investment characteristics that meet specific risk and return objectives. Their Market Participation Strategy is designed to provide participation in rising stock markets, while attempting to reduce losses in declining markets. A portion of the account will be allocated to fixed-income instruments and a portion to futures and/or options on a broad-based stock market index.
Iowa Public Employees Retirement System's (IPERS) investment policies are designed to provide a return on the IPERS Trust Fund that when combined with the periodic contributions of the membership and employers, will meet or exceed the benefit funding requirements of the plan over time while staying within the Investment Board’s tolerance for risk. Of primary importance, is the maintenance of funding which is adequate to provide for the payment of the plan's actuarially determined liabilities over time. All investment policy decisions include liquidity and risk considerations that are prudent and reasonable under the circumstances that exist over time. IPERS' public market investments include the following broad asset classes: Equities (Domestic, International, and Global Smart Beta Equities). Public market fixed-income investments include: Core-Plus Fixed Income, Public Credit, Public Real Assets, Public Real Assets, and Cash. In the private market, IPERS invests in Private Equity, Private Credit, and Private Real Assets.