Since 1999, Equitable Investment Management Group, LLC (EIM), the in-house asset manager of Equitable Financial Life Insurance Company, has provided institutional-quality investment expertise to a line-up of variable trust portfolios, model portfolios and the 1290 retail mutual funds.
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1 Total AUM, including funds and funds-of-funds.

Understand how EIM selects and monitors our investments

We keep your needs at the forefront of everything we do, including how we screen, evaluate, select and monitor and continually assess each investment option and manager.

Our process

EIM, the in-house asset manager of Equitable Financial Life Insurance Company has provided institutional-quality investment expertise to a line-up of variable trust portfolios, model portfolios and the 1290 retail mutual funds.
What we do What it means for you
Screening We review data from independent sources to identify a universe of investment management firms. You don’t have to spend the time and resources to sort through the universe of investments available.
Evaluation We perform rigorous analysis of the investment process and performance of each proposed investment manager, doing an extensive review of the personnel and firm, including face-to-face meetings and onsite evaluations. You will have more confidence that each manager has extensive expertise in their field.
Due diligence & selection We select managers and funds that will serve a wide range of client needs. You can construct a well-diversified portfolio of solid investments, regardless of your individual risk tolerance and goals.
Monitoring We evaluate all aspects of investment activity, including portfolio construction and performance. You can feel confident that your investment managers will adhere to their fund’s objectives and seek to produce returns appropriate for the risk expected.
Continuing assessment We monitor each manager and fund to ensure that they continue to meet standards and practices for performance and style consistent with their investment mandate. You won’t have to worry about surprises that could negatively affect your portfolio’s performance or diversification.
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Fund strategies

Equity funds

1290 Funds® offers equity funds ranging from domestic to global equity in traditional asset classes, specialized strategies and alternatively weighted solutions.
1290 GAMCO Small/Mid Cap Value Fund
1290 SmartBeta Equity Fund

Fixed-income funds

1290 Funds® offers fixed-income funds to help build a diversified portfolio and complement traditional fixed income strategies.
1290 High Yield Bond Fund
1290 Diversified Bond Fund

Asset allocation funds

1290 Funds® offers convenient, one-step investment options: a dynamic strategy investing in fixed-income and U.S. equity securities and a series of target date funds built to provide an age-appropriate diversifed portfolio that can carry you to and through retirement.
1290 DoubleLine Dynamic Allocation Fund
1290 Retirement Funds

Specialty funds

1290 Funds® offers a specialty fund, which may offer investors a way to expand diversification from traditional capital growth categories.
1290 Multi-Alternative Strategies Fund

Portfolio managers

Equitable Investment Management Group, LLC

AXA Investment Managers

Brandywine Global Investment Management, LLC

DoubleLine® Capital LP

GAMCO Asset Management, Inc.

Our subadvisors

1290 Funds® partners with well-known investment management firms that act as subadvisors of the funds. An experienced team of investment professionals selects and oversees each 1290 Funds® subadvisor and strategy, working only with investment managers who have a proven track record and a specialized investment strategy.
AXA Investment Managers

Orinda, CA and Greenwich, CT

Founded in
Firm assets under management
$897.7 million*
Investment Professionals
Firm overview:

As a responsible asset manager, business and employer, we actively invest for the long-term so that our clients, our people and our communities can grow for the future. The combination of responsible, active and long-term defines our investment philosophy, but also how we run our business, what underpins our clients’ partnerships with us, and what drives our people. As a leader in our industry, we can stimulate disruption and advocate for positive change.

The investment landscape has become increasingly challenging - yields remain low, inflation looks set to return, and regulatory complexity continues to expand. At the same time, technology is rapidly advancing and people are living longer than ever before, significantly shifting global demographics. To navigate this new terrain, fresh thinking is needed. Our multi-asset investment capabilities are designed to offer the greatest flexibility to our clients around the world.

* Firm AUM and investment professionals as of 12/31/2020

Brandywine Global Investment Management, LLC

Philadelphia, PA

Founded in
Firm assets under management
$65.9 billion*
Investment Professionals
Firm overview:

Brandywine believes in the power of value investing. Acting with conviction and discipline, they look beyond short-term, conventional thinking to rigorously pursue long-term value for their clients.Where others see risk, they see potential.

Since 1986, the firm's global experience has provided clients with investment insights and a range of differentiated fixed income, equity, and alternative solutions. They thrive in a culture of debate that encourages ideas, respects diverse viewpoints, and invites candid discussion. By challenging one another and conventional thinking, they make better investment decisions and create value for their clients.

  • Brandywine Global is a focused boutique supported by Franklin Templeton Investments, one of the world’s largest money managers.
  • The firm believes passionate people and grounded investment philosophy makes Brandywine Global exceptional.
  • Brandywine's mission to seek value not yet recognized by others is the core principle behind their work, and is reflected in their strategies and day-to-day decision making process.

* Firm AUM and investment professionals as of 12/31/2020

DoubleLine® Capital LP

Los Angeles, CA

Founded in
Firm assets under management
$136 billion*
Investment Professionals
Firm overview:

DoubleLine is an independent, employee-owned money management firm founded in 2009. The firm offers a wide array of investment strategies run by an experienced team of portfolio managers that has worked together for many years, employing active risk management, in-depth research, and innovative product solutions.

The firm's goal is to expand its footprint within the investment community, while continuing to offer products within its core competencies. The firm's core competencies are within the following asset classes:

  • Multi-Sector Fixed Income Asset Allocation;
  • Mortgage-Backed Securities;
  • Emerging Markets Fixed Income;
  • Global Developed Credit;
  • U.S. Government;
  • U.S. Equities; and
  • Commodities

* Firm AUM and investment professionals as of 12/31/2020

GAMCO Asset Management, Inc.

Rye, NY

Founded in
Firm assets under management
$32.6 billion*
Investment Professionals
Firm overview:

GAMCO Asset Management has a unique approach to undervalued equities

  • Founded by Mario Gabelli in 1977
  • Intense, Research-Driven Culture
  • Track record
    • Long Term Risk-Adjusted Results
    • Consistently Applied Investment Discipline
  • Research centers
    • 5 U.S. Offices
    • 4 Europe / Asia

* Firm AUM and investment professionals as of 12/31/2020

1290 Funds® is a registered service marks of Equitable Investment Management Group, LLC.

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