The OCIO market has experienced significant growth over the last ten years. Assets under management represent nearly $2 trillion and are expected to reach almost $3 trillion over the next several years.* However, how much of that growth has been driven by the firm’s current clients switching from advisory to OCIO services? Presumably, once that initial influx slows down, OCIOs will likely become subject to the same due diligence requirements as any other money manager seeking to expand its business.
The inherent nature of using third-party advisors in the OCIO space has made performance measurement a challenge, both historically and ongoing. In fact, ACA has worked with firms that calculate performance using their own in-house systems, for both their OCIO and advisory clients. As these systems and processes have improved, many OCIOs find themselves with a clearer path to creating a performance track record.
Join us Thursday, February 20, 2020 at 11 a.m. EST for our complimentary webcast “Performance Challenges and Solutions for OCIOs.” ACA Performance Services’ Shivani Choudhary and Aon Hewitt’s Scott Ayres will discuss the increased demand for a performance standard from OCIOs and provide an overview of the benefits, challenges, and solutions OCIOs might encounter.
*Chestnut Advisory Group, “Maximizing the OCIO Growth Opportunity”; Plansponsor, “OCIO Model Gaining Ground with Variety of Investors”; Pensions & Investments, “OCIO Managed Assets Leap 23%”; Cerulli Associates.
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