To help navigate today’s complex market environment, IAS delivers comprehensive portfolio-level advisory services to institutional clients worldwide and works closely with the PGIM Institutional Relationship Group to provide access to expertise across our asset managers. 


The IAS team provides objective, data-informed analysis to help Chief Investment Officers and Investment Committees manage their portfolios. IAS offers an array of services that include: 

  • Advising institutions on asset allocation and portfolio construction
  • Delivering bespoke research, portfolio- and asset-level analysis, and multi-asset class strategic recommendations based on an institution’s specific objectives
  • Providing insights on institutional portfolio management through published research and other communication
  • Building proprietary tools and models, leveraging the resources across PGIM




When the Dust Flies: How Volatility Events Affect Asset Class Performance

By: Amy Xie

Market volatility is inevitable over time, but what happens when the dust settles? Specifically, how do stocks and bonds perform during such events? Is asset class performance leading into an event different than after the event?

What is the Optimal Number of Equity Managers? – A CIO Toolkit for Manager Allocation

By: Wenbo Zhang, PGIM IAS

CIOs are open to a multi-manager structure but are tasked with deciding on the ideal number of managers to hire, as well as the appropriate allocation across different managers and strategies. IAS shares its Manager Allocation Programming (MAP) tool to help CIOs efficiently combine managers of different strategies and achieve the optimal trade-off between the active risk and return of their portfolios.

Institutional Gold!

By: Harsh Parikh, PhD, PGIM IAS

In the current low interest rate environment, institutional investors have specifically inquired about investing in gold and the potential hedging benefits against inflation or an economic slowdown. Existing investment research on gold-related assets has produced conflicting results about the role of gold in institutional portfolios, partly the result of different time periods being examined.


IAS is focused on understanding the concerns and objectives of Chief Investment Officers and their Investment Committees to deliver unbiased portfolio-level advisory services to institutional clients worldwide. This team of expert research professionals offers customized asset allocation, portfolio construction, benchmark selection and other portfolio management solutions to help achieve desired outcomes. To learn more about PGIM’s investment advisory capabilities, contact the IAS team.


PGIM’s Institutional Relationship Group provides specialized, regional coverage to clients around the world. By fostering relationships and developing a deep understanding of each client’s investment needs and goals, they identify the solutions and strategies across PGIM to best help meet investment objectives. 

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