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Adding Real Assets, Emerging Markets Securities, And Liquid Alternatives Could Improve Returns Of Direct Contribution Retirement Plans, BNY Mellon Says

Combining emerging markets equity and fixed income would provide a more blended and balanced approach than allocating only to emerging markets equities, the report said.  The more balanced approach has the potential to reduce portfolio volatility and diversify country and currency risks than could be accomplished with only emerging markets equities, according to the report.

BNY Mellon sees liquid alternatives as a way to provide DC participants with strategies that have a low correlation to equities market.  "There is a wide range of liquid alternative strategies," said Capone.  "So, we are using three hedge fund indices as proxies for this asset class." 

BNY Mellon Investment Management is one of the world's leading investment management organizations and one of the top U.S. wealth managers, with $1.4 trillion in assets under management. It encompasses BNY Mellon's affiliated investment management firms, wealth management services and global distribution companies. More information can be found at

BNY Mellon is a global investments company dedicated to helping its clients manage and service their financial assets throughout the investment lifecycle.  Whether providing financial services for institutions, corporations or individual investors, BNY Mellon delivers informed investment management and investment services in 36 countries and more than 100 markets.  As of March 31, 2013, BNY Mellon had $26.3 trillion in assets under custody and/or administration, and $1.4 trillion in assets under management.  BNY Mellon can act as a single point of contact for clients looking to create, trade, hold, manage, service, distribute or restructure investments.  BNY Mellon is the corporate brand of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation (NYSE: BK).  Additional information is available on, or follow us on Twitter @BNYMellon.

All information source BNY Mellon as of March 31, 2013. This press release is qualified for issuance in the US only and is for information purposes only. It does not constitute an offer or solicitation of securities or investment services or an endorsement thereof in any jurisdiction or in any circumstance in which such offer or solicitation is unlawful or not authorized. This press release is issued by BNY Mellon Investment Management to members of the financial press and media and the information contained herein should not be construed as investment advice.  Past performance is not a guide to future performance.  A BNY Mellon Company.


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