March 30, 2017

PGIM Real Estate acquires 42-44 rue de Paradis office in Paris

PARIS, March 30, 2017 – PGIM Real Estate has acquired a 6,000-square-meter office building located at 42-44 rue de Paradis on behalf of investors in a discretionary pan-European core-plus real estate fund. PGIM Real Estate is the real estate investment business of PGIM, the global investment management business of Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE: PRU). 

March 22, 2017

A cautionary retirement tale

More than two in five Americans inaccurately assess their retirement preparedness, perhaps worrying more than they need to, or not being concerned enough about how much money they’ve saved, according to the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College’s latest National Retirement Risk Index research, sponsored by Prudential.

March 16, 2017

PGIM: The impact of market conditions on active equity management

Since the financial crisis, investors have enjoyed generally benign conditions, with subdued volatility and strong markets, but active equity managers have remained under pressure. This should not be surprising; history has shown a strong pattern of counter-cyclicality in manager excess returns relative to the equity market. The Impact of Market Conditions on Active Equity Management takes a close look at the relationship between equity market conditions (defined by market returns, volatility, and dispersion) and active equity manager results.

March 15, 2017

Prudential Investments to change its name to PGIM Investments

NEWARK, N.J., March 15, 2017 - Prudential Investments will change its name to PGIM Investments, effective Monday, April 3, the company announced today. Prudential Investments is the retail manufacturer and distribution arm of PGIM, the $1 trillion global investment management business of Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE:PRU).
March 15, 2017

Prudential recognized as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere Institute for third consecutive year

NEWARK, N.J., March 15, 2017 - Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE:PRU) has been named a 2017 World’s Most Ethical Company by the Ethisphere Institute, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices.

March 15, 2017

QMA: Some like it hot - fiscal policy, inflation and the role of real assets

Of all the variables the new U.S. administration brings for investors, one of the trickiest to plan for is inflation. Inflationary pressures were already building before the election ushered in the prospect of a sweeping agenda of pro-growth fiscal and de-regulatory policies. QMA says one common way to hedge against inflation is to diversify portfolios with exposure to real assets. In Some Like it Hot, QMA analyzes historic returns during normal and above-average periods of inflation and makes the case for an allocation to real assets.

March 10, 2017

QMA: Start of Something Big: Demystifying the Source of Large Alpha in Small Caps

In the search for alpha, small-cap stocks are regularly viewed as one of the markets’ most fertile sources compared to larger capitalization stocks. Across every geographic market, the median outperformance of active small-cap managers relative to their respective benchmarks over the last five years is significantly higher than for large-cap managers.

March 10, 2017

PGIM: Longevity and Liabilities: Bridging the Gap

The rise in global life expectancy, based on recently updated mortality tables, could dramatically increase longevity risk for pension liabilities over the next 20 to 30 years, potentially worsening a plan's risk profile, reducing funded status and leading to unforeseen costs. In Longevity and Liabilities, PGIM explores how defined benefits plans can mitigate the threat of growing liabilities.

March 09, 2017

Prudential Retirement, Rothesay Life strike $1.2 billion longevity reinsurance agreement in sixth transaction

NEWARK, N.J., March 9, 2017 Prudential Retirement, a unit of Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE: PRU), and Rothesay Life Plc, today reaffirmed their growing partnership by agreeing to their sixth longevity reinsurance transaction since 2011. In the agreement, Prudential assumes the longevity risk for $1.2 billion (about £960 million) in pension liabilities, covering approximately 22,500 pensioners across eight pension plans.

March 09, 2017

Prudential Capital Group originates $12.6 billion in 2016, driven by demand by middle-market borrowers

CHICAGO, March 9, 2017 – Prudential Capital Group, a leading source of private capital for public and private companies, provided $12.6 billion to companies and projects worldwide in 2016, the largest volume of financing made in the company’s 75-year history, the company announced today. Prudential Capital Group is the private placement arm of PGIM, the $1 trillion global investment management business of Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE: PRU).