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August 3, 2022
Did You Enjoy the July Rally? Too Bad It Was Temporary

Inflation, Fed rate hikes and an inverted yield curve are all undermining what seems like a new bull market, says Comerica’s Lynch.

New York State Pension Invests Over $3 Billion in Alts in June

The $280 billion retirement fund allocates the majority of its $4 billion in total monthly investments to real estate funds.

19 GOP Attorneys General Slam BlackRock Over ESG Investments
Are the Original Growth Investments, Agriculture and Timber, Worth It?
Deadline Extended: Nominate for the CIO Innovation Awards by August 28
Class of 2022 NextGens
Illinois Teachers’ Pension Invests $1.5 Billion in June, July
The Market Slips Due to Fed Signals, Yet Again

Stocks ride the central bank roller coaster as two Federal Reserve governors sound hawkish. 

Trending: How Realistic Is Getting Inflation Back to Near 2%?

A lot of wise souls think that goal is achievable—despite the heavy weather blocking the way.

Trending: Despite Headwinds, Institutions See Opportunities

Private market returns have come down off the highs, but institutional investors are keeping the faith.

Industry Intel Roundup—Featured Webcasts
Chief Investment Officer is pleased to present the next edition of our Industry Intelligence roundup. This week, we are featuring webcasts sponsored by experienced providers in the industry. The content was created to educate, inform and offer ideas for plan sponsors regarding plan design, investing, administration and compliance.
Sponsored by Northern Trust Asset Management
Navigating a New Risk Paradigm
This volatile environment, where markets seem to change risk posture on a dime, is here to stay and wreaking havoc on institutional portfolios. This session will provide practical insights into how investors can view, analyze and deploy risk across all asset classes–-including ESG investments—in order to achieve their objectives in this new market paradigm. Key topics: Identifying the key drivers of the persistent and extreme bouts of market volatility revealing common sources of unintended risks and how to mitigate them Uncovering critical portfolio considerations for this new age of volatility.
Sponsored by Backstop Solutions
Boomer, Gen X, and Millennial CIOs: Intergenerational Perspectives on the Top Investment Job
How do CIOs from different generations approach the top investment job? Let’s find out! We will explore intergenerational perspectives on topics ranging from data to technology to team culture to skill sets with accomplished CIOs from each generation. In particular, we’ll ask about their: • Career path to the CIO seat • Most critical skills to being an effective CIO today and how the role has changed over time • Thoughts on what makes a world-class investment culture and how to build one • Top tips for dealing with the daily deluge of information • Preferences for how they like to spend their time, and what they like to think about • Vision for how their teams should spend their time • Perspective on how technology has evolved and shaped their roles • View on the evolution of DEI and ESG
CIO Webinar: Building a Team
One job of every CIO is attracting and retaining a world-class investment team. It’s important to have the right structure and compensation in place first—whether the team is made up of “generalists,” “specialists” or a hybrid of both. Once top talent is recruited, CIOs must foster a culture conducive to retention, in which allocators can learn and grow. Join CIO for a webinar in which speakers will discuss: • How to create a governance structure that will attract top talent to your team; • The roles and reporting hierarchy that will meet your changing needs; • How to measure and recognize team success; and • How to incorporate diversity, equity and inclusion in your team’s culture. Speakers will also share the questions to ask and background to look for to help you hire team members that will meet their responsibilities, drive investment success and be a good cultural fit.
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