NEW YORK, March 24, 2011 – Buck Consultants, A Xerox Company now offers clients global research and expertise when advising on asset allocation policy and fund manager selection for pension plans and endowments. Buck’s expanded investment consulting services enable clients to access a broader range of fund managers and investment strategies from around the world.
Buck Global Investment Advisors (BGIA) strengthens the firm’s investment consulting servicing capabilities at a time when clients are increasingly seeking to expand locally-based investment consulting solutions to global best practices.
The new global team comprises more than 50 investment professionals, advising more than 400 clients on the investment of assets valued at more than US $50 billion.
“For more than 30 years, Buck has provided its clients with straightforward, practical investment advice on pension plans and endowments. The launch of Buck Global Investment Advisors allows us to better serve our growing worldwide client base through greater sharing of international resources and knowledge capital,” said Mike Roberts, president and executive managing director, Buck Consultants.”
BGIA provides a full range of investment consulting solutions including:
• Customized strategies to reduce the risk of pension investments, which provides more predictable contribution forecasts.
• Global investment manager and technical research to support clients’ needs in all regions.
• A range of risk-modeling tools to support dynamic asset allocation policies for defined benefit pension plans.
• Governance and fund option reviews for defined contribution plans, including analysis of default fund options.
• Medium-term asset allocation models that offer greater flexibility to long-term investment strategies by allowing clients to make timely and profitable investment decisions.
• Pensions and investment risk management services that allow Buck advisors to take control and responsibility for the active management of defined benefit pension plan assets on behalf of clients.
“BGIA is extremely well-positioned to offer practical advice and advancements in monitoring services to small and medium sized pension plans, endowments and foundations around the world,” said Steven White, managing director, Buck Global Investment Advisors. “Clients can feel confident in knowing our experienced consultants are authorized and regulated by the relevant bodies in their respective regions, including the Financial Services Authority for investment business in the U.K. and the Securities and Exchange Commission in the United States.”
Please visit buckconsultants.com to learn more about the individual services available.
About Buck Consultants
Buck Consultants is a leader in human resource and benefits consulting with more than 1,500 professionals worldwide. Founded in 1916 to advise clients in establishing and funding some of the nation’s first public and private retirement programs, Buck is an innovator in the areas of retirement benefits, health and welfare programs, talent and human resource management, compensation, and employee communication. News and other information about Buck Consultants are available at www.buckconsultants.com. Buck is a wholly owned subsidiary of ACS, A Xerox Company.
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Ed Gadowski, Buck Consultants, A Xerox Company, +1-201-902-2825, firstname.lastname@example.org
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