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Median Total Master Trust Return Rebounds to Positive Territory in Q1 2019 After...

May 15, 2019
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Median Total Master Trust Return Rebounds to Positive Territory in Q1 2019 After Negative Q4 According to BNY Mellon U.S. Master Trust Universe/BNY Mellon Asset Strategy View®

In a reversal from Q4 Equity Markets outperformed with Real Estate returns lagging other asset classes

NEW YORK, May 15, 2019/PRNewswire/ -- The BNY Mellon U.S. Master Trust Universe returned a median +7.63% in the first quarter of 2019, returning to positive performance after negative performance for the prior quarter.

The BNY Mellon U.S. Master Trust Universe offers peer comparisons of performance by plan type and size. It consists of 514 corporate, foundation, endowment, public, Taft-Hartley, and health care plans with a total market value of more than $2.1 trillionand an average plan size of over $6.9 billion. In aggregate, U.S. Master Trust Universe plans reported a one-year return of 4.17%, lagging its 3-year annualized return of +8.25% and 5-year annualized return of +6.00%.

Continuing the trend from 4th quarter 2018, corporate plans outperformed, due to lower alternative asset allocations than other plan types. Endowments underperformed due to having the largest allocation to alternatives versus their peers.

'Corporate Plans tend to have lower allocations to alternative investments, consistent with their preference to maintain higher liquidity than other plan types. This quarter, Corporate Plans underweighted alternative investments at 13% versus 23% for the Master Trust Universe as a whole. During a period when traditional investments outperformed alternatives, Corporate Plans benefited from their higher allocations to public markets than their peers,' said Frances Barney, CFA, Head of Global Risk Solutions at BNY Mellon.

Additional Q4 Highlights

  • Less than 1% of plans posted negative results during the quarter.
  • Corporate Plans saw the highest median return (+8.15%), followed by Public Plans (+7.45%).
  • U.S. equities posted a quarterly median return of +13.55%, versus the Russell 3000 Index return of +14.04%. Non-U.S. equities saw a median return of +10.78%, compared to the FTSE Developed x US Net Index result of 10.06%. U.S. fixed income had a median return of +3.34%, versus the Barclays Capital U.S. Aggregate Bond Index return of +2.94%. Non-U.S. fixed income had a median return of +4.12%, versus the FTSE World Government Bond Non-US Index return of 1.52%. Real estate had a median return of +1.41%, versus the NCREIF Property Index result of +1.80%.

BNY Mellon U.S. Master Trust Universe users are now able to take advantage of BNY Mellon Asset Strategy View as a separate service for additional analysis. Asset Strategy View layers big data analytics onto detailed asset allocation, performance, and cash flow data for the majority of the BNY Mellon U.S. Master Trust Universe. It provides additional insight into underlying market trends and investor activity.

BNY Mellon U.S. Master Trust Universe Median Plan Returns*
Period Ending March 31, 2019

Universe

Number of

Participants

1Q 2019

One-

Year

Five-

Years

Ten-

Years

Master Trust Total Fund

514

7.63

4.17

6.00

9.85

Corporate Plans

219

8.15

4.77

6.20

10.29

Foundations

76

7.05

3.28

5.47

9.31

Endowments

70

6.87

4.17

5.73

9.21

Public Plans

88

7.45

4.00

6.12

10.15

Taft-Hartley Plans

32

7.45

3.43

5.59

9.38

Health Care Plans

22

6.73

4.32

5.37

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*All returns are posted gross of fee results.

BNY Mellon U.S. Asset Allocation Medians of those invested by Asset Class
Period Ending March 31, 2019

Asset Class

Q1 2019

One Year Ago

Three Years Ago

Five Years Ago

US Equity

23%

22%

22%

24%

Non-US Equity

14%

16%

15%

15%

Global Equity

6%

6%

5%

5%

US Fixed Income

23%

20%

22%

21%

Global Fixed Income

2%

3%

3%

3%

Non-US Fixed Income

2%

2%

2%

2%

TIPS/Inflation Linked Bonds

3%

3%

4%

3%

Real Estate

5%

5%

6%

5%

Private Equity

9%

8%

9%

8%

Other Real Assets

2%

3%

3%

3%

Hedge Funds

12%

13%

14%

16%

Cash

1%

1%

2%

2%

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Barclays Capital U.S. Aggregate Bond Index
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Contact:
Paul Patella
BNY Mellon Asset Servicing
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