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By: Cem Benchmarking  09-12-2011

Measure and manage performance:  The report provides you with a baseline against which performance can be measured.  It will help you manage performance by developing realistic goals in the areas of investment performance, risk and costs.    

Understand and manage cost:  Detailed cost comparisons show you precisely where you are paying more, or less, than your peers. Clients often use this analysis to negotiate and reduce fees.

Communicate performance to stakeholders:  Benchmarking enables you to demonstrate and communicate performance to boards, members, staff and other stakeholders through an independent third party. 

Decision support tool:  Our analysis supports decision making such as revising your policy asset mix, developing appropriate benchmarks or changing your implementation style (i.e., active versus passive, internal versus external).

Research about best practices and trends:  We provide research about characteristics of top performing funds. Learn what leading funds around the globe are doing.


Understand your business:  We believe what gets measured gets managed.  The better you understand your business, the better your decision-making process will be.

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