NEW YORK, Nov. 19, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The BNY Mellon U.S. Master Trust Universe returned a median +4.92% in the third quarter of 2020, building on the strong quarterly performance from the second quarter.
The BNY Mellon U.S. Master Trust Universe offers peer comparisons of performance by plan type and size. It consists of 457 corporate, foundation, endowment, public, Taft-Hartley, and health care plans with a total market value of more than $2.1 trillion and an average plan size of over $7.0 billion. In aggregate, U.S. Master Trust Universe plans reported a one-year return of +8.10%, exceeding the 3-year annualized return of +6.70% and trailing the 5-year annualized return of +8.20% respectively.
Endowments were the highest performing plan type for the quarter, benefitting from having the highest allocation to Alternative Assets of any plan type. Corporate plans underperformed other plan types; their allocation to U.S. fixed income investments was the highest of all plan types. While U.S. Fixed Income was the lowest performing asset class, all plan types returned to positive performance year-to-date.
"According to BNY Mellon's Asset Strategy View, U.S. equity was the highest performing asset class in the third quarter of 2020 while fixed income performance lagged. Endowment performance was supported by the rebound in alternative asset performance from the second quarter as well as an asset allocation underweight of 20% in U.S. Fixed Income versus other plan types," said Frances Barney, CFA, Head of Global Risk Solutions at BNY Mellon.
Additional Q3 Highlights
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. BNY Mellon 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.
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