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August 26, 2019
In Focus: Oft-Touted Risk Premia Strategies Show Their Weak Side
Meant as hedge fund replacements, they haven’t kept up with the market, though they’ve improved this year.
Dean Takahashi, Yale’s Robin to David Swenson’s Batman, Exiting Endowment

Legendary investor, thought to be chief’s successor, leaving after more than 30 years with the organization.

Cryptocurrency Scam Allegedly Swindles Doctors Out of $33 Million
The Untapped Potential of Infrastructure Investments’ Influence on Humanity
Why Nobody Cares About Trillion-Dollar Deficits
Indiana Congressman Calls on CalPERS CIO To Be Fired
Newspaper Company McClatchy Halts Retirement Payouts After Chapter 11 Filing
Partial Risk Transfers: Less Than Meets the Eye

Actuarial firms, bankers and insurance companies have been urging U.S. defined benefit plan sponsors to transfer their liabilities to a third party. Transferring the total liability has proven too onerous for most plan sponsors, so these institutions have been pitching partial risk transfers (PRT) instead. However, the touted long-term cost savings and pension risk reduction may turn out to be underwhelming, if not elusive.

Larry Summers Dumps on Jackson Hole Avoidance of Negative Interest Rates

Former Treasury secretary thinks less-than-zero rates do little good and much harm.

CalSTRS Seeks to Join Lawsuit to Reform Facebook Governance

Pension fund says litigation will allow it to ‘protect Facebook’s profitability.’

California Gov. Puts Lendistry CIO on CalPERS Board

Stacie Olivares-Castain’s background is on impact investments, blockchain, and advisory services.

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