Managing complexity, risk, and opportunity through the intersection of investment skill and macro-tactical advantage.

“It is impossible to produce a superior performance
unless you do something different from the majority”

Sir John Templeton

FIS Expands Into Direct Management with Piedmont Acquisition

Emerging Manager Monthly’s recent article, FIS Expands Into Direct Management With Piedmont Acquisition – covers the recent acquisition of Piedmont Investment Advisors, LLC, an institutional investment firm.

From A Trade War To A Cold War?

2018 Q4 Market Outlook

Following the imposition of a second round of tariffs on Chinese goods and China’s concomitant imposition of retaliatory tariffs, we are – by nearly any reasonable definition of a trade war – in the heart of one at this time.

Recent Awards

FIS Group announced that it has been recognized with Top Guns status by Informa Investment Solutions’ PSN manager database, the longest running investment manager database in North America.

Why small is beautiful at Illinois’ IMRF

In 2013 the $42 billion Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF) decided to reduce its exposure to active large cap equity and terminated a $166 million mandate with its emerging manager Piedmont Investment Advisors, a minority and women-owned asset manager in Durham, North Carolina.

FIS Group Ecosystem

Creating opportunities for new investment managers by providing access to the following:

  • Private investors
  • Industry best practices
  • Our preferred vendor platform

In addition, our services  are provided at no cost to managers.

Global Markets Outlook Reports

Our CIO, Tina Byles Williams, publishes our market outlook on a quarterly basis, based on research that examines market conditions over a three- to six-month period. These quarterly analyses serve as key inputs to our fund construction process, which incorporates strategic tilts to the market segments we believe will outperform over a six- to 12-month time frame. For global equity portfolios, these tilts incorporate regional, sector, and capitalization strata as well as investment process and style factors.

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About FIS Group

FIS Group is an investment management firm that provides customized manager of managers investment solutions for institutional investors.

For 23 years, we have delivered risk-adjusted returns by conquering the complexity of identifying high skill, high active share entrepreneurial managers that have gone largely undiscovered by the institutional investor community.

Latest News And Research

2019 Outlook for Frontier Markets

Frontier markets slumped in line with other non-dollar denominated markets in 2018; though outside of Argentina, frontier markets as a whole outperformed even the U.S. market. In our annual outlook we first look back to grade our calls from last year (spoiler: very...

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